Moroccan Cucumber and Red Pepper Salad

A light and refreshing Moroccan salad made with cucumbers, red peppers and slivers of red onion.  Great as a meal on its own or with grilled chicken or fish.

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I was introduced to this salad in a French Moroccan household, where it was eaten every Friday night for Sabbath.  I loved how wonderful something could taste that was so simple.  I have not made this salad in awhile but I had some cucumbers and red peppers begging me to do something with them and this simple salad came to mind, perfect for a  hot city night, which it is tonight!  As well I am trying desperately to drop 5 pounds by month end, this is the perfect meal for a little healthy diet.  This salad can be changed up a bit by adding tomatoes and parsley, which would be a wonderful addition with the end of summer tomatoes out there.

Recipe:  Moroccan Cucumber and Red Pepper Salad

1 cucumber, cut into small chunks *I don’t peel as I only use organic as well I don’t deseed, they are a nice addition

1/2 red pepper, cut into small chunks

1/4 red onion, sliced thinly

1/4 lemon, juiced

red vinegar, drizzle

olive oil, drizzle

kosher salad, to taste

fresh cracked black pepper, to taste

Combine cucumber, red pepper and onion in a mixing bowl.  Drizzle vinegar, lemon juice and olive oil over the top and season to taste.  If you want to add tomatoes and parsley add with the other veggies.  Stir to mix.  Serve.  Eat.


  1. This looks absolutely delicious and refreshing, and what a gorgeous and yummy picture!!!

  2. Holly says:

    Looks beautiful. I am going to start a weekly post making my Moroccan mother in law’s recipes. The key to it is for her to give me the traditional recipes and not the nouveau recipes that she makes for special guests.

  3. This looks great and healthy. Very good and simple recipes:)

  4. This does sound perfect for a hot night. A great summer salad!

  5. i think we should be focusing more on healthy diets not on junk foods that kids love to eat*:-

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