Total Time
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 mins

This recipe is from a cookbook called The Silver Spoon. It was recently translated into English and is supposed to be the most used cookbook in Italy. I have enjoyed browsing through this book and have already made several recipes. Thought I'd share.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the cucumber slices in a colander, sprinkle with a little salt and leave to drain for 30 minutes.
  2. Rinse the cucumbers, drain, pat dry and put in a salad bowl.
  3. Sprinkle with dill, drizzle with lemon juice and oil.
  4. Add the olives, season with salt if necessary and toss.
  5. Leave to stand for a few minutes, then serve.


Most Helpful

A nice way of serving cucumbers. The olives taste great with the cucumbers. I also added a couple tablespoons of crumbled feta cheese, and enjoyed it overall.

rpgaymer May 12, 2013

What a great dish! We've tried many cucumber salads but never one with black olives in it.....we LOVED it. I served this in a black serving dish and it made for a beautiful presentation. Thanks for sharing this unique and very tasty dish, Chef Dudo!!!

Merlot July 20, 2009

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