Blueberry and Cucumber Salad with Feta

Today we'll celebrate the blueberry and feta cheese in honor of June Dairy Month.

It's berry season, cucumber season and it's always goat cheese season at our farm.  Most markets have a nice selection of sweet berries from now through the end of the summer, so it's time to take advantage of such wonderful fruit. You want to use fruit - before it hits its peak - and right now strawberries and blueberries are prime. Blackberries and raspberries will be at their happiest more towards August.

If you don't have a nice olive oil/balsamic type of dressing you enjoy - try this one - a few tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar and about 1 teaspoon of honey. Whisk it together add a dash of salt and pepper to taste. Set this aside. 

Combine a handful of blueberries, about 2 cucumbers (and right now our Armenian cucumbers are fabulous), a scallion sliced thin, about a cup of crumpled feta and some greens - (lettuces are NOT growing right now in our desert heat) of which I like Trader Joes for summer lettuce.  Add some mint leaves and then toss the whole combination (dressing too) together. 

Serve with Grano de Vida baguette, my moroccan mint tea and if it weren't so hot outside - Al Fresco would be lovely. 
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