Friday, July 23, 2010

Cucumber Salad with Mint

Salads are my favourites and the meal becomes somehow incomplete without them. If you don't have many vegetables in your fridge, then this cucumber salad would be a right choice ! Its very simple and easy to make, gives a rich aromatic flavour of the mint together with its different dressing.

Ingredients
Cucumbers(small) - 5
Fresh mint leaves(very finely chopped) - 1/4 cup
Lemon juice - 1 tbsp
sunflower or any vegetable oil - 80 ml
Orange blossom water - 1 tsp
Pepper powder - 1/4 tsp

Preparation
1. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and mix it with the chopped mint.
2. For the dressing, in a separate small bowl, mix together lemon juice, oil, orange blossom water and pepper.
3. Pour the dressing over the cucumber-mint and mix thoroughly.
4. Serve !

Tips: 
1. You can also use dried mint leaves and large cucumber. But before making the salad, soak the cucumber slices in salt water for half an hour to remove the bitterness.
2. If you do not have orange blossom water, mix 2 or 3 drops of orange essence in 2 tablespoons of water and then use it.




This recipe goes to the event "Souper Sundays" hosted by Debinhawaii
Its my pleasure to add this wonderful Souper Sundays logo :)
This recipe also goes to the Taste of Pearl City, of Umm Mymoonah,who is running a wonderful "Iftar Moments" event for Ramadhan. For more details about her event, click here.

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6 comments:

  1. salad looks mouthwatering ...cucumber is my favorite n with mint flavor mind blowing combo ...love the dressing ...bookmarked...thanks for sharing

    Satya
    http://www.superyummyrecipes.com

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  2. THE DRESSING IS VERY SIMPLE AND DELCIIUS NICE WAY OF USING THE CUCUMBER.. GOOD SALAD

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  3. Very refreshing and crunchy salad for this hot summer..lovely dressing..

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  5. Cucumbers are a favorite of mine and this salad looks delicious. I love the use of the orange flower water in the dressing. Thanks for joining in Souper Sundays this week!

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