Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Cucumber Salad with Cilantro Lime Honey Dressing

  • 2 large cucumbers
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh cilantro 
  • Juice from 1 medium sized lime, about 4 tablespoons
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon red chili flakes
  • 1 teaspoon whole mustard seeds
  • Salt
  • Slice the cucumber thinly (use a sharp knife or a mandolin). Transfer cucumber slices in a large colander, add about 1 tablespoon of salt, mix thoroughly. Place colander in the kitchen sink and leave it for 30 minutes to allow the excess water from the cucumber to drain. Rinse the cucumber with cold water and lay them on paper towel.
  • In mixing bowl, whisk together lime juice, honey, cilantro, red chili flakes, and mustard seeds until well mixed. Add cucumber into the dressing and toss together.
  • Keep salad in the refrigerator for about 1 hour to marinate before serving.


  1. salad is my favourite. I love this. Looking so good.

  2. I would have never thought to do this combination, but it sounds like a match made in heaven! What a great way to beat the heat!

  3. Sounds great and looks great! Please tell me the make of the plate underneath it all cause that looks really nice as well! Thx

  4. Hi Lisa,

    I don't know the brand. I bought it from Daisho Japan store for $2 :)

    1. Thanks anyway! Ill be keeping my eye out on Japanese stores, no mean feat here in Northern Ireland :-)

  5. See, the problem is when we hear of salad the first thing that comes in our mind is that of vegetables and raw fruits...but no, We can make salad using anything and everything..

    Recently I went for an arab wedding..it was a party of gold and luxury i must say the guest was host with I soverign of gold flower...On thier party there was enormous salad derived from japanese,thai and lavantine dishes..I loved the tabooleh dish which was combination of royal burgur blush and other rich homemade ingredients...When googled it got the idea from http://www.clubnoor.com/en/recipe/tabooleh

    Really استمتع بوجبتك !