Mint, lime & cucumber salad

Mint, lime & cucumber salad

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(2 ratings)

Prep: 15 mins


Serves 6
This Thai-inspired side is superhealthy and low fat to boot

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal15
  • fat0g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein1g
  • salt0g
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  • 1 large cucumber, peeled
  • 2 limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 1 tbsp white vinegar (rice or wine)
  • ½ tbsp caster sugar
  • a large handful of mint leaves



    There are several types of mint, each with its own subtle difference in flavour and appearance.…

  • 1 small chilli, finely sliced



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…


  1. Finely slice half of the cucumber into a large bowl. Cut the skin off the lime, then cut out the segments. Add these to the bowl and squeeze any juice out of the bit left in the middle. Add the vinegar and sugar, cover and leave in the fridge.

  2. When ready to serve, slice and add the remaining cucumber, the mint and the chilli and toss together. Season with salt and a touch more vinegar if you like.

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2nd Jul, 2012
Easily prepared dish, impressive taste! I added a few Pre cooked prawns and a small red de-seeded red chilli to make it a light evening summer salad! Will use this recipe again!
28th May, 2011
very refreshing , goes lovely with Thai chicken and ribs we -'friends on Friday' all enjoyed the meal very much.
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