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Cucumber, Red Onion and Dill Shaved Salad

Prep Time: 10 minutes minutes
Servings: 4

A simple, summery cucumber salad looks more elegant when the cucumbers are peeled into long strips using a mandoline or a vegetable peeler. Mound the vegetables prettily on a small salad plate or, for maximum effect, serve them in a small clear bowl.


  • 2 English cucumbers
  • 1/2 red onion
  • 3 Tbs. chopped fresh dill
  • 2 Tbs. chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Tbs. rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup (2 fl. oz./60 ml) extra-virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste


Using a mandoline or potato peeler, shave cucumbers lengthwise into thin ribbons. Thinly slice the onion. In a bowl, toss the cucumbers and onion with dill, mint, vinegar and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper and serve immediately. Serves 4.

Adapted from Williams-Sonoma Cooking for Friends: Fresh Ways to Entertain with Style, by Alison Attenborough and Jamie Kimm (Weldon Owen, 2009)