"As cool as a cucumber". True to that statement, cucumber is a favourite ingredient in salads accross the globe. I used to not really like it as a child, possibly due to a bitter first taste. They can be bitter at times. But if not, it tastes really good on its own, or with a bit of salt, or in salads.
This is a very simple, easy recipe I often prepare for lunch or dinner, as it requires no cooking at all and is healthy!
:: Cucumber Salad ::
1 medium sized cucumber
1/2 round red onion, chopped finely
1 green chili, finely sliced
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 tablespoon juice of fresh lemon
Wash the cucumber thoroughly and slice them, then cut away the middle seedy part, and cut into quarters.
In a bowl, add the cucumber with chopped red onion, green chilis, add in brown sugar and lemon juice. Combine and refrigerate to keep it cool. Can be stored for up to 2 days in the fridge. Serve with briyani, tandoori, or simply any main course meals.