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Cucumber, onion & herb salad

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Cucumber, onion & herb salad

Cucumber, onion & herb salad

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Serves 2


  • 1 large cucumber

  • ½ a bunch of fresh mint

  • ½ a bunch of fresh coriander, leaves picked from the thick stalks

  • 1 Thai red chilli, deseeded and finely diced

  • 1 small red onion, peeled and very finely sliced

  • 1 unwaxed lemon

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tsp sumac


  • Place the sliced onions in a bowl and season with salt. Leave to sit for 10 minutes, and then squeeze over the juice of ½ a lemon.
  • Thinly slice the whole cucumber, either on a Japanese mandolin (if you have one), or by hand, and place in the bowl with the onions and season with a little more sea salt. Mix well and sit to one side for 5 minutes.
  • Add the chilli, mint, coriander, the juice from the other ½ of the lemon, and 3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. Mix well and then taste for seasoning, adjusting as necessary. Then sprinkle over the sumac.