Spiced Cucumber and Sweet Red Pepper Salad

April 14, 2021 , ,

Created by Chef Max Shapiro

This salad is a great side to almost any sandwich. I came up with this salad when I was the Chef at Deb and Lola’s Relish Deli in Madison. This was served with our marinaded grilled salmon BLT with roasted red pepper aioli. Recipe contains dairy, and sesame/peanut oil.


  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tsp Oriental sesame oil or peanut oil
  • 3/4 tsp cider vinegar
  • ½ tsp minced fresh ginger or 1/4 tsp ground ginger
  • 1/4 tsp each coriander and cumin
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled, halved, seeded, and cut into thin matchstick strips
  • 1 small sweet red pepper, cored, seeded and cut into matchsticks strip
  • salt to taste


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the yogurt, oil, vinegar, ginger, cumin, and coriander. Mix until well blended.
  2. In a medium bowl combine cucumbers and red pepper. Pour dressing over vegetables and toss until well coated.
  3. Cover and chill for 2 to 3 hours, toss again before serving.