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Recipe: Cucumber, Pistachio and Feta Salad

February 26, 2021 14:05 IST
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A refreshing, sweet-salty Mediterranean salad from home chef and food blogger Vindhya Karwa.

Photograph: Kind courtesy Vindhya Karwa

Cucumber, Pistachio and Feta Salad


  • 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • 2 kheera or English cucumbers, sliced thin
  • A bunch of red grapes 
  • 1 tbsp chopped dhania or green coriander or cilantro
  • 2 tbsp or more feta, crumbled (feta is a tangy, salty Greek cheese, readily available in grocery stores and long-life versions can be purchased online)
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, shelled
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground pepper
  • Sea salt as per taste (you can use kosher salt too, available online, but it's expensive)
  • A squeeze of lime juice


  • In a large serving bowl combine the cucumber slices, grapes, minced onion and cilantro.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over it and mix well. 
  • Top with the crumbled feta.
  • Sprinkle pepper. Add the salt carefully. Feta is salty and very little additional salt may be necessary.
  • Squeeze the lime juice over the salad.
    Let the salad chill in the refrigerator.
  • Before serving add the pistachios.

Vindhya Karwa posts vegan and vegetarian recipes under the Instagram handle @vinsplate.

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