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Cucumber Salad with Feta and Shiso, Perilla, Purple Mint, Beefsteak Plant, Chinese Basil, Deulkkae, Wild Coleus or Silam
  • Shiso is a green herb also known as: Perilla, Purple Mint, Beefsteak Plant, Chinese Basil, Deulkkae, Wild Coleus or Silam
  • Origin and cultivation: herb in the mint family especially popular in Asia
  • Availability: year-round, especially in Japanese groceries
  • Appearance: Green spiky leaf, can also be purple
  • Flavor: distinctive unique sweet mint like flavor with hints of fennel
  • Trivia: Green plastic leaf dividers commonly used on sushi platters in the U.S. are actually a replacement for genuine shiso

8 ounces of feta cheese in 1/4 inch cubes
5 shiso leaves
2 cucumbers peeled, seeded and cut in 1/4 inch cubes
1/4 cup of red onion, sliced extremely thin
1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon of rice vinegar
Salt and pepper

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First, take the sliced onion and soak in ice water because this takes off some of the edge. Soak for 20 minutes then drain well.

Take 3 of the shiso leaves and chop fi nely. Reserve the other 2 whole leaves.

In a bowl, mix the feta, cucumbers, chopped shiso, and onion. Put 2 of the whole shiso leaves on 2 plates and put the salad mixture on top.

Make a vinaigrette out of the vinegar, olive oil salt and pepper. Whisk and pour over the salad at the last possible moment before eating.

Serves 2.

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