Beatriz Llamas is a talented and creative cook and food writer. She was born in Spain, but currently lives in Havana with her husband and three children. Martin and I were introduced to Beatriz by a mutual friend and had the pleasure of being invited to her house for a delicious dinner. This recipe for cucumber salad is my interpretation of one included by Beatriz in her recent book
Thinly slice the cucumber and toss it with the vinegar, sugar, and salt; set aside. In a small bowl, mash together the cheese and oil with a fork; the mixture should remain slightly lumpy. Stir in the chives and season the dressing with salt and pepper. Line a serving platter with lettuce leaves. Arrange the cucumbers over the lettuce. Spoon the dressing over the cucumbers and sprinkle with mint.
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