When it is 90+ degrees outside and you are melting, anything to cool down helps. This is just the dish.
Cucumber Mint Peach Salad
2 large cucumbers, sliced into thick quarter moons (don’t slice too thin)
4 or 5 sprigs of mint, minced
4 leaves of Napa cabbage (optional), thinly sliced
2 peaches, diced
3 to 4 tablespoons peach balsamic vinegar
*Use organic ingredients where possible
Place the cucumbers, mint and cabbage (if using) in a large mixing bowl. Add two pinches of sea salt into the vegetables. Using your hands, gently work the salt into the vegetables until you feel them start to release water. You may need to add additional salt but be careful not to over salt. Continue to pick up and rub the vegetables between your hands as they become more and more wet. It is ready to be pressed when you pick up a handful of vegetables, squeeze firmly and a decent amount of water comes out. This usually takes between 5 and 10 minutes depending on the water content of the vegetables.
When done rubbing, gather the vegetables so they are piled in a mountain in the center of the mixing bowl. Place a plate on the vegetables and something heavy on the plate to provide pressure. I like to use a mason jar with some rocks in it. Press for 20 minutes. After pressing, strain off and discard the excess liquid (it will be very salty so do not drink it).
Add the peaches and balsamic vinegar to the bowl and stir gently so as to evenly distribute the peaches and vinegar. Enjoy!
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