This recipe for a Moroccan Cucumber Red Pepper Salad is embarassingly easy to make. As well it is light and refreshing. It is made with simple every day ingredients, too. Cucumbers, red peppers and slivers of red onion with a drizzle of this and a sprinkle of that, and before you know it you have an amazing Moroccan Cucumber Red Pepper Salad on the table. Great as a meal on its own or served alongside grilled chicken or fish.
I was introduced to this easy to make salad by a woman of French Moroccan decent. She served this every Friday night for Sabbath, and it was the part of the meal I enjoyed most. I loved how wonderful something could taste so fresh by using simple ingredients. At times she would change it up a bit by adding what ever was fresh from the garden, maybe a tomato, or a squeeze of lemon juice and even a sprinkle of mint. Regardless the base for her Moroccan Cucumber Red Pepper Salad stayed true to what I am sharing with you.
I have not made this salad in years, but I do order it when I see it on a menu. I had some cucumbers as well as red peppers begging me to do something with them and this simple salad came to mind. This recipe is perfect for a hot end of summer city night, which was tonight!
As I mentioned, this salad can be changed up a bit by adding tomatoes and parsley or even mint. It is perfect served with grilled meat or fish, as well it makes for a perfectly light lunch.
More Easy and Refreshing Salads
- 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.
This refreshing salad is great served with grilled fish.