This salad goes very well with the Seared Tuna with Roasted Capsicum Sauce (posted shortly) or any types of grilled dish. The combination of cucumber and mint produces a light and refreshing salad which is perfect for warm summer days. I have never been a big fan of salad, but this particular dish really captures my taste bud!
Grated Cucumber & Mint Salad
Recipe from Arabesque by Claudia Roden
What you need:
1 large cucumber
3 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1 tsp of orange blossom water(*), or to taste
Leaves of 2 sprigs of mint, chopped
Peel & grated the cucumber. Drain off juice then mix with the rest of ingredients.
(*) Orange blossom water can be found at Greek or Middle Eastern Groceries
This post forms part of my entry for Holiday Cooking with Herbs, hosted by the gracious Kalyn. You have now until Dec 23 to participate in this wonderful event. Remember also to check Kalyn´s blog for lots of fantastic holiday cooking ideas on December 23rd.