This salad is perfect for those hot summer days. It’s crunchy, refreshing and packed with flavour. The cucumber gets tossed in a delicious toasted sesame dressing before being served over creamy whipped tahini and topped with crispy onions – yum!
For the salad:
For the sesame dressing:
For the whipped tahini:
Not all tahini is created equal. Poor-quality tahini is thick, clumpy, gritty, and bitter. Good-quality tahini is smooth, pourable and balanced, not bitter. Where possible, I recommend avoiding supermarket own-brand tahini and opting for Middle-Eastern versions instead. Some of my favourite tahini brands are Baracke, Al Nakhil, Al Taj and Belazu.