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Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Shrimp
Indulge in the vibrant flavors of the Mediterranean with our refreshing Cucumber Salad with Shrimp recipe. Crisp cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and zesty lemon combine with aromatic herbs and spices to create a tantalizing dish. Topped off with succulent boiled shrimp, this salad is a delightful balance of lightness and satisfaction. Prepare to be transported to the sunny shores of the Mediterranean with every bite!
Serve the Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Shrimp chilled for maximum freshness.
Garnish with fresh herbs like parsley or dill for an added burst of flavor.
Pair it with crusty bread or pita chips for a complete meal.
Enjoy it as a light lunch or a refreshing appetizer before a main course.
2 large cucumbers, sliced
1 small red onion, diced
1 large tomato, diced
juice of 2 lemons
1 tbsp olive oil
¼ tbsp basil
¼ tbsp cumin
1/8 tbsp coriander
1/8 tbsp oregano
¼ tsp cinnamon
¼ tsp nutmeg
sea salt and pepper, to taste
½ lb boiled shrimp, peeled
In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers, diced red onion, and diced tomato.
In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, basil, cumin, coriander, oregano, cinnamon, nutmeg, sea salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to your taste.
Pour the dressing over the cucumber, onion, and tomato mixture. Toss gently to coat the vegetables evenly with the dressing.
Add the peeled boiled shrimp to the salad and toss again, ensuring the shrimp is evenly distributed.
Allow the salad to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to let the flavors meld together.
Once chilled, take the salad out of the refrigerator and give it a final toss.
Serve the Mediterranean Cucumber Salad with Shrimp as a refreshing and light meal. Enjoy!
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