Pineapple Cucumber Salad

008Sweet and sour! fresh and succulent pineapples are the main ingredient in this no-fuss no-dressing salad. Cucumbers, thinly sliced red onions and a dash of crushed pepper flakes round off this amazing salad.

Last Monday my workplace brought in a juice bar. After filling up on all the fresh fruits juiced right in front of us, there were leftovers fruits.. Oranges and kiwis went fast. There didn’t seem to be many takers for the whole pineapple. I took a green one home. It was ripe just in time for today’s salad. Its also super easy to cut pineapple. See instructions in a helpful link below. So don’t let the pineapple skin deter you. I hope you’ll get to try this refreshing salad.

Ingredients
2 cups chopped pineapple
1 cup peeled and chopped seedless cucumber
½ cup thinly sliced red onions
Spice Mix
1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro
½ tsp crushed red chilli flakes
Serves 2 Pots n pans
Salad Bowl

Method
• Wash pineapple. Cut into 2 cm cube chunks. Check this helpful site on how to easily cut pineapple.
• Wash and peel cucumber. Cut into big cubes, about 2 cm size chunks same as pineapple.
• Peel onion. Slice thinly.
• Add cilantro and crushed chili flakes.
• Toss everything together. Serve cold or room temperature. I love it by itself or with crackers, or rice.

Years ago every Saturday a group of children would gather at a home for singing lessons with me. All that lung exercise would make us very hungry after class. The hostess would generously prepare lunch for everyone. This recipe(a bit modified by me) is courtesy her kitchen.

–Soul of Spice —

18 Comments Add yours

    1. soulofspice says:

      thanks Kay! just saw your saffron honey icecream.. my favourite flavours!!

  1. I love pineapples, and love cilantro…but never thought to pair the two! What a fresh, summery recipe. And when it comes to pineapple skin, there’s a tasty drink you can make involving steeping the skins with ginger and hot water, and sweetening to taste. Good stuff!

    1. soulofspice says:

      thanks! yes, its a delightfully refreshing recipe..and I didn’t know about the drink with ginger :), thanks for sharing !

  2. Ally says:

    This salad looks very enticing! I adore pineapples, and we are fortunate to have access to locally grown ones.
    I am keen to try your salad.
    🙂

    1. soulofspice says:

      Locally grown!! This salad is pretty spectacular with its sweet & tart taste. Bet it’s going to be even more with your locally available ones Ally!!

  3. Very refreshing salad… I love the chili and cilantro garnish!

    1. soulofspice says:

      Thanks Fae! cilantro & crushed chili flakes are the best…After reading your comment & after rushing out to my backyard to grab a few mint leaves for garnish ! realized I forgot fresh mint in the recipe, will update soon 🙂

  4. Love the colors and flavors here! Delicious with the sweet pineapple and red onion along with specs of crushed red pepper for a slight kick:) Great recipe!

    1. soulofspice says:

      Thanks Peri! You’re right, the colors & flavours Make a great warm weather salad 🙂

  5. Oh that looks wonderful. I would like to make that right NOW!

    1. soulofspice says:

      You ‘ll have too, its too easy & delicious to pass up 🙂

  6. just made this for lunch. Delicious. I did add a couple of things though: half a lime juice, splash of fish sauce, pinch of caster sugar. fabulous colours.

    1. soulofspice says:

      those sound like great add ons.. glad you tried it out… I add lime juice & sugar sometimes, this time kept it dressing free 🙂

      1. It was lovely and very light and fresh and I loved the colour of it too. Perfect. Thank you for the idea.

      2. soulofspice says:

        you’re welcome 🙂

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