….A very quick and easy salad appetizer. There will be no cooking involve on this recipe as it is just composed of sliced cucumber, vinegar, little olive oil and sugar, salt and pepper and chillies if you prefer. Who will say no to a fresh and crisp skin of a cucumber? This is a simple starter I paired with my grilled pork chops. Back home, we used to have this as a appetizer especially when we are having a hard drinks such as gin, vodka, whisky and etc. Yes, I am a heavy drinker (that was 10 years ago)………………………….Did you know that cucumber is from Cucurbitaceous family like zucchini, melon, squash and pumpkin. Like watermelon, these mostly contain water and are low in calories. These contain a lot of nutrients. Its flesh is crunchy and dense but also contains a lot of water. Cucumber is a very good source of dietary fiber. Cucumber skin contains silica that helps in forming healthier connective tissue for the skin giving the person a healthier skin, cartilage, bone, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Cucumber is very useful for skin problems, sunburns and also for curing swelling under the eyes. Beauticians have been using cucumber generously and advice placing cucumber slices on the eyes. It contains caffeic acid which assists in preventing water retention. Placing two cucumber slices on eyes for ten minutes can reduce the puffiness considerably…………….
Ingredients: serves 2-3 persons
- 1 large cucumber (sliced)
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp white sugar
- pinch of salt and pepper
- 1/2 cup white vinegar
- chopped chillies optional
- In a small mixing bowl, combine all ingredients except cucumber. mix well then pour over cucumber slices
- In a serving plate, transfer cucumber salad and topped with chopped chillies.
- serve cold.