Sunday, November 29, 2015

Cucumbers With Ricotta, Basil, and Mint


- From Andrew Feinberg, chef and co-owner of Franny's in Prospect Heights in Edible Brooklyn: The Cookbook (Sterling Epicure, 2011)

4 serving(s)


2 pounds whole cucumbers (preferably a mix of types, such as Kirby or lemon), sliced into 1/2-inch-thick rounds

1 small bunch mint, leaves only

1 small bunch basil, leaves only

1 small bunch chives, minced 1/2 cup fresh ricotta

4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

Red wine vinegar

Red pepper flakes

Freshly ground black pepper

1. Salt the cucumber slices generously in a colander over a bowl and refrigerate for 1 hour. Rinse off the salt and pat them dry.

2. In a medium bowl, toss together the mint, basil, and chives. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ricotta and olive oil until it resembles sour cream. Combine with the cucumbers and herbs.

3. Add a few splashes of red wine vinegar, red pepper flakes, and salt and pepper to taste.

Tagged as: | Healthy; Side dish; Vegetarian

We encourage respectful comments but reserve the right to delete anything that doesn't contribute to an engaging dialogue.
Help us moderate this thread by flagging comments that violate our guidelines.

Comment policy: comments are intended to be civil, friendly conversations. Please treat other participants with respect and in a way that you would want to be treated. You are responsible for what you say. And please, stay on topic. If you see an objectionable post, please report it to us using the "Report Abuse" option.

Please note that comments are monitored by staff. We reserve the right at all times to remove any information or materials that are unlawful, threatening, abusive, libelous, defamatory, obscene, vulgar, pornographic, profane, indecent or otherwise objectionable. Personal attacks, especially on other participants, are not permitted. We reserve the right to permanently block any user who violates these terms and conditions.

Additionally comments that are long, have multiple paragraph breaks, include code, or include hyperlinks may not be posted.

Read 0 comments
comments powered by Disqus
Latest Videos:
Also on
letter icon Newsletter