Aug 06 2009

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Published by at 8:05 am under Salads,Sides

Last summer my dear friend Veronica spent a day with us. We had fun shopping and cooking. Veron taught me to make mutton xacuti, which is a goan speciality, and it was YUMMY! To go along with the spicy xacuti, she decided to make a cucumber and onion salad. The recipe for this salad originated from Veron’s aunt in Goa, India. This is a very refreshing crunchy salad with sweet, sour and spicy notes. It goes well with spicy food and would also be great as a burger topper too.

So this one is for you Veron! Thank your aunt for it! Hope to spend some more time in the kitchen with you soon.

Cucumber and Onion Salad
1/2 English cucumber
1 medium red onion
1 green chilli (optional, if you do not like the heat)
1/4 cup chopped cilantro
1 tsp sugar
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
juice of 1/2 a lemon

Cut the cucumber lengthwise and then slice each half into thin slices. Slice the red onion as fine as you can. Add the cucumber and onion to a bowl.

Dice the chilli very fine and add it to a small bowl. Add the vinegar, lemon juice, sugar and salt. Stir well to make the dressing. I let the dressing sit for a little while to let the flavors combine.

When you are ready to serve toss the dressing with the cucumbers and onions and sprinkle the cilantro on top.

Notes: If you cannot find English seedless cucumber, you can use one regular cucumber, but remember to seed it first.

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9 responses so far

9 Responses to “Cucumber and Onion Salad”

  1. Benon 10 Aug 2009 at 6:35 am

    This salad does look refreshing. I have to put it on my list of salads to make this summer.

  2. sangeeta khannaon 11 Aug 2009 at 1:31 am

    nice blog dear and the salad is so refreshing..

  3. sangion 11 Aug 2009 at 6:40 am

    Ist time here u have an awesome space here!!!
    Luv all the dishes!

  4. rebeccasubbiahon 11 Aug 2009 at 9:35 pm

    oh this salad looks great I adore Indian food and always looking for new recipes, my hubby is South Indian

  5. avantion 12 Aug 2009 at 8:41 am

    Thanks guys! Glad you liked it!

  6. Alisa@Foodistaon 13 Aug 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I love the new look of your site Avanti, and what a delicious salad this is! I followed you from the foodieblogroll and I’d love to guide our readers to your site if you won’t mind.Just add your choice of foodista widget to this post and it’s all set to go, Thanks!

  7. avantion 14 Aug 2009 at 7:21 am

    Thanks @Alisa, I have added the widget to the post. I have also added Foodista to my blogroll.

  8. roopaon 06 Nov 2009 at 10:28 am

    That salad looks simple and elegant 🙂 Maybe i will make it for lunch today 🙂

  9. Jessicaon 12 Dec 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I was required to make a dish that served both the Hindu and Diabetic diet for my nutrition final in Nursing School. In my research I found that Vegetarian food served both, and your recipe was a perfect fix. Thank you!

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