Cucumber-and-Mâche Salad

Cucumber-and-Mâche Salad

This delicate salad, from the chef Yotam Ottolenghi, is redolent with spring flavors. Do not dress it until just before it reaches the table, and if mâche is not available, try purslane.
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  • Serves: 6 persons



  1. Step 1

    For the dressing, whisk together the lemon juice, garlic, ginger and yogurt, along with a pinch of salt, and set aside.
  2. Step 2

    Slice each cucumber in half lengthwise, and then into quarters. Slice each quarter on the diagonal in thin slices. Place in a large bowl along with the mâche, mint and cilantro. Just before serving, pour the dressing over the greens, and mix gently. Place the salad on a large platter, sprinkle with the nigella seeds and serve, with the oil drizzled on top.