Cucumber, Radish, Feta & Mint

Cucumber, Radish, Feta & Mint

This side was inspired by a dinner at Hellenic Republic, where we feasted on slow roasted lamb, saganaki and chips. The dish that stood out to me was a very simple smashed cucumber salad, with loads of garlic, lemon and feta. It was a refreshing accompaniment that cut through the richness of the meal. I'd serve this with roasted chicken legs sprinkled with sumac and lemon juice for a simple mid-week meal. 

Serves 4 as a side


3 Lebanese cucumbers
1 clove garlic
Juice of one lemon
4 radishes
1 red chilli, deseeded
1/4 block quality Greek feta
Handful mint
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Cracked pepper and sea salt


Firstly, make the salad dressing by crushing the garlic clove and adding to the lemon juice and olive oil in a jar. Add the lid and shake to combine, seasoning to taste. (You may have some left over)
Chop the cucumbers in 4cm chunks and slice the radishes on a mandolin into thin rounds. 
Finely chop the mint and chilli. 
Mix the ingredients in your serving dish and cover with a generous amount of dressing and crumbled feta.