Cucumber Starter

  • 80 Months ago
Cucumber Starter

The cool cucumber is an all-time favourite among most of us. In this recipe, cucumber is topped with flavoured lebanese hummus which is a power house of nutrients like omega 3 fatty acids, protein, iron and folic acid. An innovative and irresistible way to relish the healthy cucumber, Try this recipe!

Cucumber Starter

Preparation Time: 12 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins
Makes 20 slices


• 1 cup thickly sliced unpeeled cucumber (approx. 20 slices)
• 1 small red capsicum
• 1/4 tsp oil for greasing
• 1 cup cooked chick peas
• 2 tsp crushed garlic
• freshly ground black peppercorns to taste
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 tbsp thyme
• 1 1/2 tsp lemon juice
• salt to taste

For The Garnish
a few sprigs of parsley

1. Apply ¼ tsp of oil evenly over the red capsicum. Pierce it with a fork and roast it over an open medium flame till it turns black in colour from all the sides.
2. Immerse it in water and remove the skin, stem and seeds and cut into thin strips. Keep aside for the garnish.
3. Combine all the ingredients, except the cucumber slices and blend in a mixer to a smooth mixture using little water till smooth.
4. Arrange the cucumber slices on a flat dry surface and top each cucumber slice with little topping mixture.
5. Serve immediately garnished with red capsicum strips and parsley sprigs.