A refreshing cucumber & coriander salad

I discovered this delightful salad a few weeks ago and with a few tweaks to the recipe I have made this a firm favourite in our house.

It is so light and refreshing even my brother, who hates cucumber enjoyed it.


1 x large cucumber 

1 x Red Chilli

35ml x White wine vinegar 

80ml x Olive oil

1 tbsp x Fresh Coriander 

2 tsp x Caster Sugar

2 x tsp x Poppy Seeds


Slice the cucumber lengthways and dice into chunks.

Finely chop the chilli and put this in a bowl with the cucumber.
Mix the oil, vinegar and sugar together in a separate bowl and then add this to the cucumber mixture.

Season with salt and pepper and give it a good stir.

Taste the mixture and adjust your seasonings accordingly as this should be quite sweet yet sharp, kind of like pickle.

If not serving straight away keep it refrigerated until ready to serve.
Let me know what you think?

Tomato,Basil & Chickpea Salad.

Tomatoes, basil and Chickpea’s make a delicious combination. Pair this with meat or fish for a healthy side dish all the family can enjoy.

This dish is cheap, simple to make and full of nutrients providing huge health benefits.

Whip this up in no time at all. I enjoyed this with my husband today as part of our BBQ.

Let me know what you think.


1 x Can Of Chickpeas 

2 x Large Tomatoes 

10 x Cherry tomatoes 

1 x Small Red Onion

2 x Spring Onions

1 x Tbsp x Fresh Coriander 

2 x Tbsp x Fresh Basil

1 x Tbsp x Olive Oil

1 x Tbsp x Balsamic vinegar 

Salt and Pepper to taste


Drain the can of chickpeas and place into a large bowl.

Cut the cherry tomatoes in half and quarter the large tomatoes, finely chop the red and spring onion and add all of these to the bowl.

Sprinkle in the chopped herbs and give this a gentle stir. You can then add the oil and balsamic vinegar.

Give this another stir and season with salt and pepper to your liking.

Chill until ready to serve.