It's light, filling and extremely fresh- perfect for these hot summer nights (iiiigghhhhtttt).
Here's what you'll need:
- 2 slices of pita bread
- 1 cucumber (seeded & diced)
- feta cheese
- olive oil
- balsamic vinegar
- 1 lime
- salt & pepper
- fresh mint
Pre heat your oven to 350 degrees. While it's heating, cut the 2 pieces of pita bread into semi small pieces (I cut them into eighths). Place them in a pan and once your oven is ready, leave in for 15 minutes*.
As you wait for the bread to bake, take a tablespoon of the vinegar, the olive oil and a whole lime's juice: whisk together in a small bowl & salt/pepper to taste.
Once that is done, take a few (not many) fresh mint leaves, finely chop and set to the side.
In a plate, arrange your salad and lightly sprinkle with the mint, feta cheese, and generously add in your cucumbers. Then take a small portion of the pita bread to top off before drizzling the dressing.
From there, sit back and enjoy! The mint adds a literal cool flavor that (as lame as this is about to sound) subtly enhances the cucumber and cheese. I can see myself making this any weeknight when caught in a time crunch.
*I was tempted to skip the pita bread baking part and just substitute with regular pita chips but I am so happy I did not! The 15 minutes in the oven makes it so that the pita bread is still slightly soft & chewy on the inside with a crispness to its outside. Absolutely delicious! Not to mention that the whole thing took all of 20 minutes. As you can see, I added calories with my wine (I need to give it up) and...I ate some more of the pita chips while dunking it into jalapeno-cilantro TJ's humus (you MUST try it).
Do you have any light/easy recipes you'd care to share?