Albanian Cucumber Salad

Inspired by my brother in-law, Bes Islami, this is his mother’s classic cucumber salad.

2 cucumbers, sliced into half moons                        

½ -1 small red onion, thinly sliced                           

1 large or 2 small tomatoes, chopped

Feta cheese, crumbled

Salt and Fresh ground pepper to taste

Extra Virgin Olive Oil                                              

White vinegar (I often use white balsamic or white wine vinegar)

Put the sliced cucumber, tomato, onion and feta (as much or as little feta as you like) into a bowl (preferably with a lid, or use a large tupperware container).  Drizzle a generous amount of olive oil, about a ¼ cup and a good few Tablespoons of vinegar over the veggies.  Season with salt and pepper.  Put the lid on the bowl and shake until the ingredients are thoroughly combined.  Adjust seasoning to taste.  Serve as a side dish; with crusty bread and a salad for a light lunch or dinner; or use as a salad topper.  It’s delicious!!!  I make it weekly.  It’s also good the next day.