This is a traditional summer cucumber salad from the Middle East. You’ll need to procure some parsley and mint since we don’t have any of either right now (both these herbs are perfect for a window planter box though). This recipe comes almost straight from the website listed below. If you don’t love cucumber, you should cut them as thinly as possible, as they will absorb more flavors that way. Painted Serpent cucumbers do not need to be peeled but you may want to scrub them to remove the any fuzz.
Dice 2 tomatoes and place in a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and allow to sit for 5 minutes. Drizzle with 1/4 C. olive oil.
Thinly slice red onion to make 2 T., then sprinkle with the juice of 1 lemon.
Toast two pita breads (or two slices of other bread) and then break into bite-size pieces (pi-tons, if you will).
Peel 1 large or 2 small cucumbers and then slice in half lengthwise and cut into thin half rounds. Toss with the tomatoes.
Rinse 1 bunch of Italian parsley and chop all the leaves. Rinse mint leaves and chop to make 2 T.
Mince 1 clove of garlic.
Toss all the vegetables together well, then add more olive oil and/or lemon juice if necessary. Season with salt and pepper.