Smashed Persian Cucumber Salad With Feta, Dill Dressing & Pistachios

Video and ingredients by “Easy Salad Recipes”

Smashed Persian Cucumber Salad with Feta, Dill Dressing and Pistachios leans on minimal ingredients with big flavor. This fresh, simple side dish is delicious served with burgers, sandwiches, or anything hot off the grill.




  • Smashed and diced Persian cucumbers
  • Pistachio nuts
  • Dill
  • Dressing:
  • Feta cheese
  • Black pepper
  • Lemon juice
  • Extra virgin olive oil

Directions by “Dishing Out Health”:

  • Slice the cucumbers crosswise into 4-inch long pieces. Cut each piece in half lengthwise.
  • Place each piece of cucumber cut side-down on a work surface.
  • Lay the blade of a chef’s knife flat on top of the cucumber and lightly smashdown using your fist or the palm of your hand. The skin will begin to crack, and the flesh will break down.
  • Break or slice diagonally into bite-size pieces, and transfer to a bowl.
  • Season cucumbers with salt.
  • Place feta in a separate bowl and use a fork to thoroughly mash.
  • Mix in extra-virgin olive oil, lemon juice, and cracked black pepper.
  • Add feta dressing to the bowl with cucumbers, along with pistachios and fresh dill.
  • Toss to combine, and garnish with extra herbs, cracked black pepper, and/or a drizzle of olive oil, if desired.
  • Serve immediately.

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