All posts tagged: Cucumber

Thai Watermelon Salad

Thai Watermelon Salad

This Thai watermelon salad is the ULTIMATE refresher salad for a warm summer evening. It has loads of crispy textures, thanks to the irresistible combination of juicy, bright, sweet, red watermelon & baby cucumber, plus there are bright flavours from cilantro, mint and fresh chilli. And what makes it a Thai salad? well…it’s all in […]

Cucumber Radish Tzatziki

Cucumber Radish Tzatziki

Okay tzatziki addicts, this is my new favorite tzatziki — cucumber radish tzatziki. It’s soooo addictive! I absolutely L O V E it! I hope you like GARLIC! Okay, there are two cloves, not enough to really scare off anyone. It is like the classic Greek dip after all. :-) Original Greek yoghurt is what […]

Favorite Original Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

Favorite Original Tzatziki (Greek Yogurt Cucumber Dip)

This tzatziki and I new besties. Or shall I say reacquainted besties. A bestie that I just can’t get enough of lately. I’ve always loved tzatziki, but I became particularly fond of it when we traveling the Peloponese coast of Greece. And to narrow things down even further, it was one particular restaurant in the […]

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad Recipe with Sumac

Persian Cucumber and Tomato Salad

A Persian cucumber and tomato salad, served with some crumbled feta or sliced avocado, a crusty baguette, and a crisp glass of wine makes for a fantastic summertime meal. Plus this recipe comes together so easily, there’s just a little bit of chopping to do and that’s it! Then it’s back to enjoying the summer […]

North Sea Shrimp and Cucumber Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

North Sea Shrimp and Cucumber Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

Here’s a little shrimp and cucumber salad starring my most recent obsession – Büsumer Krabben. Tiny little succulent North Sea brown shrimps. Delicious, juicy…they are the perfect accompaniment to any simple salad. Yes, I did do a version of this salad before, but because it’s so tasty I thought it’s time for another version of […]

Mini Cucumber Salad with Dill and Feta

Cucumber Salad with Dill and Feta

Cool, crisp and refreshing, I love a good cucumber salad – especially one made with adorable mini cucumbers! The combination of cucumber, sweet red onion, dill, lemon and feta cheese is really quite lovely. Plus it’s that anytime kind of salad. It’s fantastic served alongside a lazy Sunday brunch or as a refreshing side for […]

Tomato Barley Salad with Fresh Herbs (Parsley, Dill or Tarragon), Cucumber, Yogurt and Lemon

Tomato Barley Salad with Herbs, Yogurt & Lemon

Barley isn’t new to me. I love barley! I’ve been eating oatmeal made from barley flakes for years. It’s one of my all-time favorite cooked breakfasts. And barley in soups and stews? – definitely! For risotto? — yes! Salads, though, is an entirely new concept to me. I’m not sure why I was stick on […]

Minted Couscous Salad with Watermelon & Baby Cucumber

Minted Couscous Salad with Watermelon & Baby Cucumber

Watermelon and mint transform a humble couscous salad into something wonderfully refreshing and light, and perfect for heat-wave like summery days. Tossed together with cool, crunchy baby cucumbers, refreshing mint, tangy lime and a little fresh red chili and green onion for pep, this salad will not only keep you refreshed and satisfied in summer […]

Summer Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lemon-Ginger Dressing‏

Summer Quinoa Salad with Honey-Lemon-Ginger Dressing‏

Sometimes salads can be so so good. Quinoa has been a long-time staple in my kitchen, but it’s only this summer that I have really rekindled my passion for it. Once again, it is becoming one of my favorite thing for adding to salads. Grain-like, but not really a grain, I love it’s wonderfully nutty […]

Cucumber Salad Rings with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Dressing

Cucumber Salad Rings with Cilantro-Honey-Lime Dressing

Yes, we already know that I love the fresh combination of cucumbers and cilantro. With the addition of creamy fresh mozzarella, peppery arugula, crisp apples and crunchy peanuts, this refreshing and tasty starter makes a wonderful accompaniment to any summer menu! The inspiration for this recipe came from my friend Denise. It’s based on a […]

North Sea Shrimps Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

North Sea Shrimp Salad (Büsumer Krabbensalat)

The inspiration for this recipe came from my regular strolls through the Isemarkt, Europe’s largest outdoor market. It’s one of my favorite farmer’s market and lucky for me, is located just down the road from where I live. Not only is this gourmet market a feast for the eyes, but it’s in a charming location […]

10 Cucumber Tips and Tricks

Cucumbers are hugely underrated. Not only do they taste great, but with 95% water content they are amazingly hydrating­­—helping flush away toxins from your body. They also a number of other health benefits and other useful purposes. BENEFITS: • High in vitamins B1, B3, B5, B6, folic acid, vitamin C, calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, […]

German Potato Salad with Cucumber

Potatoes (Kartoffel or Erdapfel) were first introduced into Europe in the 16th century via a Spaniard homeward bound from South America. From there they slowly spread throughout Europe. Although potatoes were already known in Peru and Chile as food, it was the Italians who first tried to cultivate the them in Europe. With little luck. […]

French Cucumber Salad with Crème Fraîche and Dill

French cucumber salad with crème fraîche and fresh dill. Mmmm, it reeks of summer. One of the best smells of summer is fresh dill. And why not add the fresh watery crunch of cucumber. Perfect for a hot summer day. Crème fraîche adds a creamy richness with a hint of tang to this crispy and […]

Cucumber Salad with Cilantro & Roasted Sesame Seeds

Cucumbers add crunch and a refreshing flavor to all sorts of salads. This cool eastern-influenced cucumber salad makes for a tasty and refreshing side dish, one with a little kick to it. Choose a milder green chile or skip it all together if you prefer to keep things really cool. If you choose to use […]

Zesty Fruit Salad with Chili, Mint & Cilantro

I’ve always had a partiality for salads. Any kind of salad – except those that are absolutely drowning in dressing. You know the ones… I’m not talking coleslaw here. Salads are exactly what I love about summer. Light, fresh salads with endless possibilities for creating them. This week I took home a nice big chunk […]