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Smashed Cucumber Salad

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I used this recipe, but I had to make my own smoky vinegar as I didn’t have any black vinegar. It has a little too much sesame oil for my taste, so if I make it again I will reduce the sesame oil a little.

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Buttermilk Tahini Dressing

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I halved the salad dressing in this recipe, and applied it to my own salad. It made a pleasant change from my usual vinaigrette.

Black Fungus Cucumber Salad

I modified this recipe by briefly boiling the mu-err mushrooms (black fungus) to ensure they were tender. I really liked this salad, in part because I love both star anise and mu-err mushrooms.

Fatoosh

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Here’s a recipe for this salad, which can easily serve as a complete lunch because it contains bread.

Shieldzini

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I used this simple recipe for my cucumbers.

Spring Onion Salad

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I made a variation of this spring onion salad, using a large cucumber but retaining the seeds, and leaving out the coriander leaf because I didn’t have any. I also opted for a yellow sweet pepper instead of a green pepper, which I find too bitter.

The second time I made this I had the coriander leaf handy but reduced the spring onions because they hadn’t yet recovered from my previous salad. The mint, coriander and cucumber combination reminded me a little of Thai beef salad, which I think would work quite well without the beef. The main difference is the Thai salad contains soy sauce, garlic and basil as well.

 

Cucumber MuChim

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I used salt instead of fish sauce for a vegan version of cucumber muchim., and also substituted chives for garlic chives because that is what I had available. I used a bit less chilli than the recipe called for and quite enjoyed the resulting salad. Black sesame seeds made it a little more visually striking.