Do you like the crunch of cucumber? Then this warm cucumber and lemon salad is a must
It is rightly said that “the simplest things can bring the most happiness” and for foodies like us, it’s the taste of soulful food that instantly lifts our mood. Imagine that delicious crunch on cucumber in your salad or wrap – it’s irresistible, isn’t it? We totally agree that cucumber is super delicious to boot and when served chilled it’s absolutely refreshing, but sadly we don’t give it much credit. Call it a fruit or a vegetable, cucumber is extremely nutritious and has a constant place in our meals throughout the year. If you notice, you’ll find yourself enjoying this food almost every day, in the form of raita, salad, juice, pickle, and sometimes even sabzi. But if you feel like you’re done experimenting with the humble cucumber, then wait, there’s miles to go before you give up!
Thanks to its crunchy texture and neutral taste, cucumber gives you plenty of room to experiment. We recently discovered such a cucumber salad recipe which is not only unique but also adds a refreshing flavor to your palate. It’s called a warm cucumber and lemon salad. It is very easy to prepare and only includes three to four basic ingredients. All you need to keep in mind is that each time prepare it fresh just before consuming it.
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Why should you eat a hot fresh cucumber and lemon salad?
To put it simply, salads taste best when eaten fresh. However, due to the busy schedule during weekdays, we often prepare it in advance and stock it for whenever we need it. For this particular salad recipe, the situation is a little different. Let us explain it to you in detail.
Cucumber is 96% water, which can make a dish soggy in no time, and when opened, the water (in the cucumber) can dry out too soon. Therefore, it is always suggested to prepare a fresh cucumber salad to enjoy the taste and texture the most. Additionally, this recipe involves heating the cucumber and adding salt and lemon – which add excess moisture to the salad, which if left unattended for a long time can release water. and make it unappetizing and tasteless.
How to make a warm cucumber and lemon salad?
For this recipe, use cucumber with the skin on. The skin adds extra crunch to the dish. Start by cleaning the cucumber well and cutting and rubbing the two edges to remove the wax. It will also prevent the cucumber salad from becoming bitter. Now cut it into thin round slices and keep it aside.
Heat a little olive oil in a frying pan and place the cucumber to cook. Cook both sides over high heat for about two to three minutes and sprinkle freshly chopped mint and cilantro on top. Add salt and black pepper and give a final shot. Transfer the salad to a bowl, sprinkle lemon juice on top and serve. You can also add some chili flakes for heat. And you have a delicious bowl of warm cucumber and lemon salad ready in less than five minutes. Click here for the detailed recipe.
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How to eat a warm cucumber-lemon salad?
You can have it as is as a snack or pair it with your usual dal chawal or roti sabzi. That’s not all. You can also add it as a topping to your wrap or sandwich for a salty-sour taste, along with a bit of crunch. If you want, you can also replace the regular pickle with this salad for your meal.
Now, without further ado, try this recipe at home and let us know if you liked it. In the meantime, here we offer you more interesting ways to add cucumber to your meal. Click here to find out more.