An easy to prepare recipe from Alain Ducasse’s Nature: Simple, Healthy, and Good which can be made in advance and refrigerated. In fact, I think it is best made a couple of hours ahead of time that way the spices can marinate with the other ingredients.

apples and tomatoes

Cucumber and Apple Condiment
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Recipe type: Condiment, Appetizer
Serves: 6
  • 1 Cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into small cubes
  • 2 Granny Smith Apples, peeled, cored and cut into small cubes
  • 2 Tomatoes, blanched, seeded and diced
  • small bunch of Cilantro chopped
  • 10 Chives, chopped
  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 tsp. Garam Masala
  • 1 tsp. of Piment d'Espelette or hot paprika
  • ½ cup plain Yogurt
  1. Place cucumber in a sieve, sprinkle generously with salt and leave for 15 to 20 minutes. Rinse and pat dry.
  2. Combine lemon juice, garam masala and hot paprika in a ramekin or small bowl.
  3. In a large bowl combine all the ingredients with the yogurt and mix gently.
  4. Check the salt seasoning and keep refrigerated before serving.