Cucumber Salad

    1 hour 40 minutes

    This Mediterranean dish has a deliciously smoky and nutty taste and a creamy texture. Serve it with wedges of warm pita bread.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 medium cucumber
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt
    • 2 large spring onions with green stems, finely sliced
    • 4 medium red radishes, thinly sliced
    • sour cream dressing
    • 1/2 cup (125g) sour cream
    • 2 tablespoons tarragon vinegar or white wine vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
    • 1 teaspoon sugar
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

    Preparation:1hour40min  ›  Ready in:1hour40min 

    1. Slice cucumber in half lengthwise and scoop out seeds with a teaspoon. Slice cucumber thinly. Place in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and let stand 30 minutes. Drain, pat dry. Place cucumber, spring onions and radishes in a large bowl.
    2. To make sour cream dressing: whisk sour cream, vinegar, dill, sugar, mustard and pepper until combined. Spoon over cucumber mixture. Toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

    cook's tip

    The process of salting cucumbers removes some of the liquid so that the flavour of a dressing is not heavily diluted. Also, it helps to remove any bitter taste that the cucumbers may have.

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