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Moroccan Cucumber Salad

Cuisine: Moroccan
Type: Vegetables
Courses: Salads, Side dish, Starters and appetizers
Serves: 4 people

Recipe Ingredients

2   Cucumbers - peeled, seeded &
1 tablespoon 15mlSugar
1 teaspoon 5mlVinegar
1 tablespoon 15mlOlive oil
1/4 teaspoon 1.3mlSalt
1/8 teaspoon 0.6mlZa'atar*
  Cured black olives

Recipe Instructions

* A mixture of sumac, sesame seed and herbs is used frequently in the Middle East and Mediterranean areas. Available at Middle Eastern Markets.

Drain off excess liquid from the cucumbers and combine with the sugar, vinegar, oil and salt. Crush the za'atar between your fingertips and sprinkle over the cucumbers. Mix well with two forks, then chill.

Decorate with olives before serving. *An herb found only in the Mediterranean, similar to marjoram which may be substituted for it. Or use thyme or oregano or a mixture of all three.

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