Shaved cucumber and pomegranate salad

Shaved cucumber and pomegranate salad

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New Middle Eastern Food
Serves
6
Photographer
Mark Roper

Cucumber and pomegranate is a popular combination in Iran, and in this recipe we’ve taken the idea and run with it. Creamy white cheese and a toasty crunch of almonds make this a refreshing salad or side dish, and it is especially good with spicier meat dishes.

Sometimes you can find lovely little curled cucumbers, which somehow seem extra tasty. But the Lebanese ones work just as well.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
6 lebanese cucumbers, peeled
3 tablespoons vegetable oil
60g flaked almonds
1/2 pomegranate, seeds removed
2 tablespoons shredded mint leaves
2 tablespoons shredded chervil sprigs
2 tablespoons snipped chives, in 2 cm lengths
1/2 lemon, juiced
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
80g creamy feta, crumbled
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Method

  1. Using a vegetable peeler, shave the cucumber flesh into long strips, being careful not to include any seeds. Discard the seedy core. Tip the shavings into a colander set on a plate and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan over a low heat and fry the almonds until golden brown. Drain briefly on paper towel.
  3. Combine the shaved cucumber with the pomegranate seeds and herbs in a large mixing bowl. Whisk the lemon juice and extra-virgin olive oil together and pour over the salad. Scatter on the feta and crisp almonds, then season with salt and pepper and toss everything together gently.
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