Crunchy Cucumber Salad

Serves 4 to 6
Free of: Gluten and all top 8 allergens.


  • 2 English cucumbers, peel on
  • 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp sherry vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 tsp lemon zest
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60 mL) finely minced red onion
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 2 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Halve cucumbers lengthwise and scoop out seeds. Cut into 1/4-inch thick slices. Put into a colander, sprinkle with salt and toss well. Place colander over a large bowl and let the cucumbers drain for 30 minutes, tossing a few times.  Transfer cucumbers to paper towels and thoroughly blot dry.
  2. Meanwhile, combine vinegar, sugar, mustard, zest and a few turns of freshly ground pepper. Drizzle in oil a little at a time while whisking, to emulsify.
  3. Place drained cucumbers in a large salad bowl and toss with onion and fresh herbs. Add dressing and toss to combine. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes before serving.

*Source Allergic Living Magazine 

June 7,2016 / by allergysa