This warm cucumber salad is an unusual side dish made of cucumbers that has been briefly braised in a frying pan. A simple and quick side dish. Original Epicurious recipe.
This cucumber side dish is:
Warm cucumber salad
- 500 g good quality cucumber
- 1 small leek
- 1 tbsp butter
- 2 tbsp water
- dill to taste
- salt to taste
Instructions: Warm cucumber salad
- In a frying pan, combine half of a tablespoon of butter and sliced leek (light green and white parts), add a pinch of salt and cook on low heat until the leek becomes tender (2 to 3 minutes). Add diced cucumber, 2 tablespoons of water and the remaining butter. Cover with the lid and cook on medium heat for another 2 to 3 minutes or until the cucumber becomes tender but not fully cooked.
- Uncover, taste, adjust with salt if necessary and cook for another minute on a high heat if your cucumbers have released too much water, if not, let cool down a little and serve.
lot of love. B.
p.s. If you are looking for a classic summer recipe with fresh cucumbers check Tzatziki sauce in my home recipe. (foto below)