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Aug 06 2009

Cucumber and Onion Salad

Published by 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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