Indian Cucumber Salad

"From an old cookbook with the cover gone its so old! Cooking time is chilling time."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins




  • Peel the cucumber and slice as thin as you can, peel and cut the onions as thin as you can. Add both to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle with salt and add the juice - stir to combine.
  • Cover and chill for 1 hour.

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  1. After making this salad three times and following the advice of other reviewers, the measurements I thought tasted best were: 1 1/2 tsp honey, 1 T fresh lemon juice, 1/2 T chopped fresh mint, and 1 tsp cumin. I also thought something was missing and added a pinch of kosher salt. It did the trick by enhancing the other flavors and adding perfect balance. (I later saw another reviewer had also discovered this. :) ) It does taste amazing when left to sit in the fridge a bit (but don't mix into cucumbers til ready to serve due to water separation). I didn't find I needed the entire amount of dressing--just stirred in what I thought would be a good amount. Awesome easy salad to go with our spicy chicken curry!
  2. The perfect accompaniment for every Indian meal I cook! DH doesn't favor the onions, the cucumbers are the standout here anyway. In restaurants they sometimes add carrots and chili peppers to this as well.
  3. This got 5 stars from my whole family. We used cucumbers fresh from the garden with a little salt and really enjoyed this refreshing salad. Thanks for posting! Made for ZWT #8 :)
  4. Excellent, Loved the flavor of lemon throughout this cucumber salad. Thank You. Made for ZWT8.
  5. This is a refreshing and very simple side dish. I've never had lemon juice on my cucumbers before. I added a little zest for color. I made this for Zaar World Tour 8 for the Bistro Babes team


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