biblecookingimage-smallHoney, Mint, and Cucumber Salad. This is a salad that would be popular in Biblical times. The honey, mint, and cucumber salad such as this would have been extremely refreshing to a parched desert wanderer.

  • 4 whole cucumbers, thickly sliced
  • 8 sprigs of mint, finely chopped
  • 8 Tbsp. clear honey
  • 1 large container of plain kefir (camel's milk or some other milk)
  • juice of 2 limes


Prior to cutting the cucumbers, take a salad fork and score the rind, making thick indentations. Slice the cucumber into fairly thick slices (the scoring will give them a variegated, fancy look), and throw them into a large bowl with the mint. Mix together the honey and the kefir, and pour over the cucumber/mint combination. If you are not going to serve the salad right away, refrigerate.

Just prior to serving, squeeze the juice of 2 limes over the salad.
Yield: 8 servings