{Cucumber & Macadamia Salsa}

There is something nice about eating outdoors on a warm night, the kids seem to eat more and its just good to mix things up a bit, this salsa is perfect bbq food, cucumbers are so fresh and summery, and these ones came from our neighbours vege garden, in typical italian fashion the boys went over there to retrieve a lost ball and came back with a bag of tomatoes (which I roasted last night with a chicken, they were divine !!) a few cucumbers and some lemons, things really do taste better when you grow them yourself or know who does, this salsa rocks you should try it next time you are eating outdoors.

...the salsa
2 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp caster or palm sugar
4 tsp fish sauce
6 lebanese cucumbers
2 chilli's, seeded and finely chopped
1/3 cup fresh coriander or mint
1/2 cup toasted macadamia nuts, chopped

In a bowl whisk together the lime juice, vinegar, sugar and fish sauce till the sugar has dissolved, cover the bowl and pop it into the fridge.

Peel the cucumbers in stripes, halve them longways scrape out and discard the seeds then slice them into little moons. Toast the macadamias in a dry pan, then chop them roughly, slice and remove the seeds from the chillis and finely chop those and lastly coarsely chop the fresh herbs (I used mint because thats what I had in my herb garden).

Assemble the salsa at the last minute by combining everything and giving it a quick stir.


  1. I just discovered your blog, it looks great, so many recipes I like the sound of! I started a blog recently for the same reasons as you.
    Was just typing up our pancetta and parmesan meatball recipe, so I googled it and found yours, they are quite similar - so delicious.

  2. Ok so i'll have one bowl of this delicious salad for Sunday bbq thanks - looks delicious and we love our cucumbers here - get the boys to kick a ball over the fence again- ha ha!! xx


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