Cucumber Relish


This cool, crisp delish is really easy to make and it tastes so delightful and delicious! A perfect accompaniment to the coming summer grilling season.

  • 300-350 g Cucumber, sliced
  • 50 g Carrot
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tbsp Honey
  • 1 tsp Brown sugar (preferable rock sugar)
  • 3 tbsp White vinegar (preferable white rice vinegar)
  • 2-3 Pickled pepperoncini
  • 2-3 clove Garlic, sliced
  1. Thinly peel the carrot and cut the pickled chilli into small pieces. Rinse and slice cucumber. Place cucumber slices in a bowl together with peeled carrot and sprinkle salt over. Let stand for 2 hours.
  2. Drain, rinse well with cold water and drain again. Transfer cucumber and peeled carrots to a glass jar. Combine together honey, brown sugar, white vinegar, sliced garlic and pickled pepperoni in a bowl. Pour over the cucumber. Seal the jar and shake to mix. Marinate it in a fridge for 1 day. Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired and serve.
Cucumber Relish 酸甜黄瓜片

58 comments:

Elin 17/4/10 16:32

Angie...I love this relish...goes well with our coconut milk rice :) love the crispness of the cucumber...yumm yummm

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doggybloggy 17/4/10 16:34

mmmmm, and I love what Elin said - I would love to try this with coconut milk rice - wow it sounds so good!

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Anncoo 17/4/10 16:37

Really love this beautiful relish. Just perfect!

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Fimère 17/4/10 17:13

une salade fraiche et colorée, ça sent bon le printemps
bonne journée

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MaryMoh 17/4/10 17:46

Oooh...my favourite. I love this...very refreshing and appetising. I had just made some last week but with pineapple. It's great when eating curry. I love that you added carrots. It adds to the colour.

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Mary 17/4/10 17:54

This will be a perfect accompaniment to summer barbecues. It looks delicious and the colors are wonderful. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary.

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ICook4Fun 17/4/10 18:27

This is something that my mom will prepared for us especially during festive season. This goes well with roast meat and other heavy dishes. Thanks for the idea. Is time to make some :)

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wendyywy @ Table for 2 or more..... 17/4/10 18:49

The local version is called Acar Rampai, with additional onions and sometimes fresh pineapples :)

Yours look really good.

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Cheah 17/4/10 19:04

This relish is so delicious, will be great with our 'nasi lemak'. As usual, your pictures are awesome. Btw, what's the brand and model of your camera?

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Pete 17/4/10 19:10

A healthy light dish. I love the crunchy texture of cucumber!

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Heavenly Housewife 17/4/10 19:11

What a beautiful salad. Looks very colorful and refreshing. Fantastic :)
Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
*kisses* HH

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TasteHongKong 17/4/10 19:31

Well, a dilemma, I would love to make this appetizing dish soon however wish the humid weather to come later.

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Nadjibella 17/4/10 20:00

Une salade bien croquante.
J'aime beaucoup.
Bon weekend.

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Chef E 17/4/10 20:52

I love the close up! I turned on some friends in Texas to this side dish and now I hear the husband eats at the place often just to have some- lol, she does not cook often, so unless I make it for them, I will try and send her this post so she can see your beautiful dish, and maybe she will try!

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Cooking-Gallery 17/4/10 21:30

You're right, the grilling season is coming again... I can imagine that this cucumber salad would taste good with any BBQ meat. Do you grill often?

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Chow and Chatter 17/4/10 21:57

oh wow looks so healthy and tasty great pic as well

enjoy your weekend Angie

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Fearless Kitchen 17/4/10 22:29

This looks like a great accompaniment to traditional barbeque dishes.

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lululu 17/4/10 23:31

This is what exactly I'm craving for now! SERIOUSLY!
Just wondering if I can use white wine vinegar?

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Ann 18/4/10 01:02

I love the pics, so tempting and looks healthy

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tasteofbeirut 18/4/10 01:30

Funny Angie! Your post coincided with one I was planning in the next couple of days with cucumbers and carrots; yours is so delicious and refreshing! Great shot too.

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Duchess of Tea 18/4/10 02:18

Delicious side for summertime BBQ. Darling came by to wish you a sunny weekend my friend.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

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wenn 18/4/10 02:56

wow, simply yet so yummy!

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Cinnamon-Girl 18/4/10 02:59

It looks so appealing Angie! So fresh and vibrant! I bet it's delicious.

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Nisrine@Dinners and Dreams 18/4/10 03:16

Cucumber is the best. We'll need a lot of it to keep coola as summer approaches.

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Ellie (Almost Bourdain) 18/4/10 04:47

Very refreshing looking relish. Great recipe!

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Biren 18/4/10 05:24

This relish looks so light and refreshing....a great accompaniment to spicy dishes.

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5 Star Foodie 18/4/10 05:44

Lovely relish! I like the addition of brown sugar and honey!

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Michelle 18/4/10 05:46

Such a pretty salad and so simple but the simple salads always seem to taste so good! I like that dish too.

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Ivy 18/4/10 06:15

Sounds like a very tasty salad. Have a wonderful Sunday.

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petite nyonya 18/4/10 06:33

This is so refreshing and appetising at the same time!

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Ho Ho Ho 18/4/10 06:34

Yum....Nice to go with spicy food or briyani...

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Angie's Recipes 18/4/10 07:06

Cooking-Gallery: No.
Cheah: I use Canon G3....have a SLR, but I haven't used it for the food photography as I am not used to and familiar with it yet.
lululu: sure. wine vinegar will do.
And thanks a million, my friends, for taking time to leave me all the kind comments.

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Peanutts 18/4/10 08:44

oh yumm, beautiful colours too, I could eat this all on its own

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My Little Space 18/4/10 10:53

Best side dish ever! I think this should go pretty well with my chicken rice. hehe.... Have a great weekend! Regards, Kristy

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Cool Lassi(e) 18/4/10 13:36

What a fabulous relish! So colorful that my eyes popped open.

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Claudia 18/4/10 15:34

What great timing! Looking for somthing to do with the cucumbers for tonight's dinner. The honey addition adds something special to my usual ho-hum cucumber salad. Beautifully presented!

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tasteofbeirut 18/4/10 18:34

Angie
Just fiy: I have added a link on the post, you can order shredded phyllo from Amazon; also if you go on the company'site "Athens" they have a section where they list all the stores that they sell it at. I guess you are not in the US?

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Lazaro Cooks! 18/4/10 18:38

Saw your profile on another page. Glad I read your informative and well-written blog. Look forward to following you here. Cheers! Beautiful photography.

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Cherine 18/4/10 18:49

So refreshing and yummy!

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A Canadian Foodie 19/4/10 01:58

What a beautiful fresh gorgeous tribute to Spring!
YUMMMMMM.
Valerie

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A Canadian Foodie 19/4/10 02:00

Angie - could you do a subscribe to plug in here so that I could subscribe and get your new posts in my e-mail box? I would love that.
:)
Valerie

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Velva 19/4/10 02:18

Angie, this would be such a refreshing summer salad. This is awesome. Beautiful.

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Dishesdone 19/4/10 02:51

Your cucumber relish looks fantastic! So fresh!

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tigerfish 19/4/10 08:07

Definitely whets my appetite for a bigger meal next....

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nora@ffr 19/4/10 10:38

defineitly a must try!! :D sooo pretty and healthy!! :D

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noobcook 19/4/10 13:28

great appetizer. love the colours. the veg looks very crunchy :)

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Rachel J 19/4/10 18:22

Totally perfect for spring and summer. I love to eat light and bright dishes like this for lunches. Bravo Angie! ^_^

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sweetlife 19/4/10 18:52

great relish..I bet it would be great on fish--yum

sweetlife

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Bridgett 20/4/10 00:48

Ooh, I will be trying this recipe soon as I am always looking for new ways to use cucumber. This recipe looks beautiful.

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Jo 20/4/10 15:18

I love any kind of relish and this looks super, super good and crunchy. I'm already thinking of the possibilities for this .. vietnamese baguette in particular!

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Hettar7 20/4/10 18:17

Now this, this sounds good. I especially like the suggestion in some of the other comments to eat this with coconut rice. I will have to try this. :)

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/4/10 15:04

A delicious relish! Lovely with white meat or fish!

Cheers,

Rosa

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Katy ~ 23/4/10 10:49

I most certainly have to give this a try. It looks like the perfect light summer relish. Colorful and delicious1

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Tuty @Scentofspice 23/4/10 20:17

Angie,
I haven't seen pickled pepperoni here in the US. Are you talking about the pepperoni (Italian cured sausage) that we use for pizza topping?

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Angie's Recipes 24/4/10 13:24

Tuty: They are the pickled green chillies.

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Tebonin 29/4/10 08:48

So cute...certainly good for healthy and lose weight!!! Love especially the green chillies. Ooops...Just saw she said that as well.

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