Saturday, March 5, 2011


Welcome to my cookbook Cookerypoint - Ila's Kitchen. Today is day 2 of blogging marathon and my recipe is Cucumber Salad. This salad is very simple and easy to make. This is a very refreshing salad . The dressing gives the tempting taste to the salad. The combination of vegetables can be used but cucumber gives the unique flavour and taste to salad. Shall we go to our recipe :)


Cucumber chunks - 2 cups
Mint - 5 sprigs (finely chopped)
Fresh Red Chilli - 1 (Deseeded and finely chopped)

For Dressing:

Balsamic Vinegar - 2 tbspn
Lemon - 1/2 (Squeeze juice)
Black Olives - 10 (cut into pieces)
Salad Onions - 3 (finely chopped)
Extra virgin Olive oil - 4 tbspn


Chop the cucumber into 1cm small chunks.
Chop saladonion,mint,redchilli and mint.
Take balsamic vinegar in a bowl and add olives in it.
Mix the olives in vinegar for 10 seconds and add salad onions.
Then add Olive oil and lemonjuice in vinegar and mix well.
Now, our dressing is ready.
Add chopped mint and red chilli to cumcumber chunks.
Pour the dressing over cucumber with little Olive oil and toss well.
Cucumber salad is ready to serve.

Serving Suggestion:

The Cucumber Salad can be served for breakfast and evening snacks.

Checkout my fellow bloggers in Marathon :) which is originated by Srivalli.

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Jayashree said...

A refreshing salad indeed....

PJ said...

The dressing is very interesting.Refreshing salad...

harini-jaya said...

cucumber in a salad is always welcome!

veena krishnakumar said...

very refreshing. Love the dressing too

Priya said...

Thats a refreshing and elegant salad..

savitha ramesh said...

delicious and heathy salad.

Cooks said...

Balsamic vinegar is one of my favorite dressing ingredients-gives so much flavor to everything. Salad looks refreshing and delicious.

Suma Gandlur said...

Very refreshing indeed!

Now Serving said...

Hi Ila, That is just what I should be eating - Will if someone makes it as nicely for me :)

Sensible Vegetarian said...

Refreshing and flavorful salad with mints.

PriyaVaasu said...

Refreshing Salad!!!!

Srivalli said...

Looks so green..tfs!

ila said...

Thanks all for lovely feedback :)

Authenticoriyafood said...

Delectable & refreshing !! You have a nice space..following you!!

aipi said...

Refreshing n yum! :)

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divya said...

Healthy and fabulous salad, yumm!

Usha said...

Very refreshing salad!

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