Cucumber and Nut Salad

From "Fresh Moroccan"

This salad contains E and C vitamins and has oils that feed the brain and hydrate the skin, while thyme is an excellent hair fact, this could be called a beauty salad. To increase the nutrients, add some watercress, which is high in antioxidants and is also anti-aging.


  • 4-6 fresh mint leaves
  • About 1 Tbsp fresh thyme leaves
  • 3-4 paper-thin slices of fresh garlic
  • 1/2 Tbsp confectioner's sugar
  • 1 heaping Tbsp shelled pistachios
  • 2 tsp pine nuts
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2-3/4 tsp salt, or to taste
  • 1/2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 3/4 Tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 lb cucumbers, unpeeled
  • 3/4 Tbsp orange flower water, or to taste
  • Pinch of black pepper


  1. To make dressing, put mint, thyme, garlic, confectioner's sugar, pistachios and pine nuts in a mortar and pestle and pound until creamy. 
  2. Gradually incorporate the oil, salt, and lime and lemon juices.
  3. Coarsely grate the cucumber into a bowl, add the flower water, and toss with dressing and pepper.
  4. This will keep up to 2 days in the refrigerator

Yields 4 servings.

Posted on May 26, 2015 and filed under salads.