There are lots of things that make me happy in this world.
1. This weekend, my friends and I went to the male’s a cappella concert. It. Was. Fantastic. They sang Jason Mraz’s new song “I Won’t Give Up,” which is one of my current favorite songs. And I swooned. I melted. Into a puddle. On the floor. Something about the way a cappella groups can manipulate their voices is the greatest thing.
2. Crawling into bed with about 20 minutes before I should go to sleep with a good book makes me happy. Yes, I fell prey to the obsession of the Hunger Games. No, I’m not proud of it, but yes, I am enjoying every single word of the first book. I bough it less than a week ago and I’m totally addicted. I can’t wait until I finish the first one so I can read the second one, because technically I know what happens in the first one, so it’s like the movie is playing along in my head.
3. Fresh mint also makes me really happy. Ohmygahhh it’s so good. The smell? Divine. Seriously from a different universe. Or straight from heaven. I bet there are bazillions of mint sprigs (bushes?) and mango trees in heaven. Obviously. Those are the two greatest things. And Nutella. An endless amount of Nutella. But even if I had a plethora of mango and mint, I think I could kiss Nutella goodbye. That’s how much I like mint and mangoes.
I need to get out more.
But really, this is a lovely salad. I’ve made a lot of salads in my day, but this is definitely up there. It’s so fresh! The mint and lime is perfect for this 80°F weather. And the avocado is smooth while the cucumber is crunchy. And you can make it in about 3 minutes. Seriously. 3. Maayyybe 5 if you chop up veggies really slowly or can’t find your feta because it’s pushed in the back of your refrigerator. But why would that happen? Don’t you put feta on everything like I do?
Mint Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Feta
From Kalyn’s Kitchen
1/4 cucumber, chopped
1/2 avocado, cubed
Few sprigs of fresh mint, chopped
Sprinkling of feta
1 tbsp lime juice
1 tbsp olive oil
Combinee. And devour.