As Cool as .... Cucumber Salad

This fresh Indian salad is made from chopped cucumbers and onion, tossed together and flavored with Indian spices and few herbs. Adding green chili is optional. However you can spice this salad with some red chili powder if you like it hot. You can also pour any yogurt dressing or raita if you like.


serves 2-4

  • 2 long cucumbers
  • 1 small/medium red onion, finelly chopped
  • 1 green chili, deseeded and diced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 15ml (1 tbsp) olive oil
  • 3 tbsp roasted peanuts, chopped
  • ¼ tsp red chilli pepper
  • ¼ tsp ground cumin
  • salt to taste
  • handful fresh coriander leaves, chopped

How to make Cucumber Salad:

  1. Peel the cucumber, remove the seeds (if needed) then cut into slices.
  2. Put the cucumber slices into a bowl.
  3. Add the finely chopped onion, green chili, coriander, olive oil, lemon and chopped peanuts. Add pinch of salt. Toss all the ingredients together.
  4. Sprinkle in cumin powder and red chili pepper.

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