Cucumbers, like celery, are an often misunderstood ingredient discounted by many as merely a textural novelty. Many cucumbers found on supermarket shelves lack any real flavor, but a freshly picked cucumber at the peak of ripeness is an entirely different story. The still warm fruits possess a distinct cucumber aroma and sweetness that is a true harbinger of summer’s arrival.
We pay tribute to the humble cucumber in a dish that finally gives it a starring role. There are no heirloom tomatoes to steal the spotlight and no olives to distract the palette – just three varieties of cucumber, a handful of different oreganos and mint, sheep's milk feta, basil seeds and a few pickled onion