Herby warm cucumbers with lemon

Did you know that warming up cucumbers enhances their fresh flavour? To finish, all this summer side dish needs is a sprinkling of fresh dill and parsley, plus lemon

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:4 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 78
  • fat 7g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 2g
  • sugars 0g
  • fibre 1g
  • protein 2g
  • salt 0.02g


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • small handful of mint, chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, cut into thin ribbons using a vegetable peeler
  • small handful of dill, chopped
  • small handful of parsley, chopped
  • ½ lemon zested and juiced


  1. Heat the oil in a large saucepan and cook the chopped mint for 1 min before gently stirring in the cucumber ribbons. Toss and cook for 2-3 mins more to warm them.

  2. Remove from the heat and toss through the dill, parsley and a drizzle of the lemon juice. Tip out onto a platter, drizzle with more lemon juice, if you like, and sprinkle with the lemon zest.

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