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Thursday, April 26, 2012

Moroccan Cucumber Salad


Ingredients

The Salty Version
(1) cucumber
Juice of a ½ a lemon
Fresh thyme
(1) tsp – olive oil
Salt and Pepper

The Sweet Version
(1) cucumber
(1/4) cup – orange juice
Sugar to taste
(1/4) tsp – orange blossom water

1tsp Fresh Mint is optional for both

Directions

Recipe 1 – The Salty Version

1. Peel cucumber or leave the peel on
2. slice into thin slices 1/2 inch thick
3. Add rest of ingredients to cucumber (lemon juice, fresh thyme, olive oil, salt and pepper)
4. Remove leaves from thyme branch
5. Add salt and pepper
6. Serve Cold

Note: you can adjust all the ingredients to your taste. 
Recipe 2 – The Sweet Version

1. Peel cucumber or you can leave the peel on
2. slice into thin slices 1/2 inch thick

3. Mix rest of ingredients with  cucumber (orange juice, sugar, orange blossom water)
4. If you would like to add more texture to the salad, you can add chopped iceberg lettuce to the cucumber
5. Serve Cucumber Salad cold