1 large cucumber
¼ cup cooked bulgur
1 teaspoon sesame seeds, plus extra for topping
2 tablespoons basil, plus extra for topping
2 tablespoon olive oil
1 teaspoon crushed red pepper
2 teaspoons minced preserved lemon (or zest from ½ lemon)
Salt, to taste
- Cut the cucumber into bite-sized slices or cubes (doesn’t really matter the shape- whatever you find appealing!) Place in a bowl with the bulgur, sesame seeds, and basil.
- Heat a small skillet and add olive oil. Once it’s hot, turn off the heat and add the chili flakes. Let cool then stir in the lemon and a pinch of salt. Drizzle over the cucumber mixture and toss until combined. Taste and adjust the salt levels if needed.
+ I like to usually use Armenian cucumbers for this type of dish but any type of cucumbers will work well.
Keywords: cucumber salad