Pear cucumber salad with mint citrus dressing


3 cucumbers peeled and sliced

3 pears cored and diced

¼ cup torn fresh mint leaves


1 small shallot, finely chopped

¾ cup olive oil

¼ cup white wine vinegar

3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

2 tablespoons fresh orange juice

¼ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest

Salt and pepper to taste

Combine the dressing ingredients in a jar or container with a tight fitting lid. Shake to blend. Lightly toss the cucumbers, pear and mint  with dressing in a large bowl. Note that you may have more dressing than necessary, so add slowly. Cover and chill.

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