Cucumber salad with pickled red onions

Cucumber salad with pickled red onions

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins plus steeping


Serves 8
This light and crunchy salad makes a cooling accompaniment to spicy dishes

Nutrition and extra info

  • Gluten-free
  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal28
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs6g
  • sugars5g
  • fibre1g
  • protein1g
  • salt0.1g
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  • 25g sugar



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  • 50ml Japanese vinegar
  • 1 large red onion, finely sliced into rings
  • 1 large cucumber, halved, deseeded then diced


  1. Pour 100ml water into a saucepan. Add the sugar and vinegar and bring to the boil. Put the onion into a bowl, then pour over the hot liquid and leave for 5 mins. Add the cucumber and set aside to steep and cool.

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4th Dec, 2013
This was delicious. But I added red wine instead of the Japanese wine and 1/2 cup of large Risoni and a couple of small tomatoes to give it extra coulour.
1st Dec, 2013
This worked well with white vinegar (didn't have japanese), and I added a little chopped dill just before serving. A very refreshing accompaniment to a curry
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