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Recipe: Cucumber Salad Ring


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The evenings are getting longer and warmer, and this simple salad is quick to prepare, which means less time in the kitchen and more time in the garden. Pour a glass of red wine, and enjoy!

Serves: 4

Level of difficulty: Easy

Preparation time: 15 minutes


1 cucumber

400g broccoli, cut into small florets

1 head of lettuce (or combine two varieties of lettuce)

1 pepper

8 cherry tomatoes

50g pistachios (or try walnuts, sunflower seeds, pine nuts ...)

100g of Iberico ham

For the vinaigrette:

6 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp sherry vinegar

1tsp smooth mustard

1 tsp runny honey

1 clove garlic, crushed

Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


Cut the cucumber into thin slices using a peeler. Line the inside of four presentation rings with the cucumber slices. Place each on a plate and fill the rings with lettuce right up to the brim.

Cook the broccoli in boiling water for up to three minutes until just tender.

Chop the peppers and tomatoes into small pieces and place on top of the lettuce along with the broccoli florets.

Sprinkle the pistachios on top and add a few shavings of Iberico ham.

Mix together all the ingredients for the vinaigrette and dress the salad. Then very slowly remove the rings to prevent the salad falling apart.

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