Cucumber and Jalapeno Salad with Feta

Cucumber and Jalapeno Salad with Feta
Are you grilling up some juicy, marinated chicken breasts for supper this eve?  Try this salad as a tasty and refreshing side dish that’s even better the next day.  Sometimes I add a diced sweet red pepper for extra crunch and color.  
**This recipe was brought to you as part of Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen on WIBW 13 News This Morning, February 2015. As a notable way to feature unique Kansas products, goods, and/or services, From the Land of the Kansas member businesses are showcased in Chef Alli’s Farm Fresh Kitchen the second and fourth Thursday morns each month at 6:40 a.m.  Hope you can join us soon!

3 cucumbers, unpeeled and very thinly sliced
Kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 jalapeno, seeds and membranes removed, minced
2 Tbs. chopped 4 Star Hydroponics oregano leaves
Zest of 2 lemons
Juice 1 of lemon
1/4 cup good olive oil
1 cup feta crumbles
1 cup 4 Star Hydroponics arugula, rough chop, if desired

In a large glass bowl, toss cucumbers with kosher salt.
In a small bowl, combine garlic, jalapeno, oregano, pinch of salt, lemon zest, lemon juice and olive oil; whisk well.
Drain cucumbers if they have released any juices into bowl, then add arugula (if desired) and toss with prepared dressing; top with feta.
Now You’re Cookin’,
Chef Alli
Looking for another tasty side dish salad?  Try this Apple and Celery Root Slaw with Watercress!

Chef Alli

Chef Alli is a home-grown Kansas girl on a mission to strengthen families through enabling kitchen confidence, educating the family cook, and encouraging better food relationships. She believes with her whole heart that time spent with our loved ones and our overall quality of life is greatly enhanced by nutritious food made at home with simple, wholesome ingredients. She loves being able to connect and share this passion with others through her website, her social media presence, and her coveted speaking engagements.

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