Wilted Cucumber Salad

11:30 am on 7 May 2012

A perfect side dish for Lamb Satay


For 4–6 servings:

  • 1 telegraph cucumber
  • 1 tsp salt in 1 cup water
  • 2 spring onions, chopped
  • 1 small clove garlic, finely chopped (optional)
  • 2 Tbsp wine vinegar
  • pinch chilli powder
  • 1 Tbsp each toasted sesame seeds and sugar


Halve the cucumber lengthwise. Using a teaspoon, scoop out and discard the seeds. Cut the cucumber into thin slices and place in the salted water for at least 10 minutes.

When ready to serve, drain the cucumber slices and place in a serving dish with the spring onion, garlic if using, vinegar and chilli powder. Crush the toasted sesame seeds and sugar in a pestle and mortar (or blender), add to the salad and mix well.

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