Seven minute recipe: Cucumber salad with tahini dressing

This is one of the fastest meals I know how to cook, as well as being both tasty and healthy.  I have trialled making a video, which was super awkward.  As you will see, if you watch the video, when I say it’s a seven minute recipe that includes time for forgetting where I put something and my somewhat awkward chopping techniques, so seven minutes for the ordinary cook rather than a professional (prepared) chef.

Cucumber salad with tahini dressing

  • Servings: 1 - 2 people
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  • 1 Lebanese cucumber
  • kale
  • 1 desert spoon tahini
  • 2 desert spoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon garlic
  • 1/2 can chickpeas


  1. Slice cucumber
  2. Roughly chop kale
  3. In a bowl mix tahini, lemon juice and garlic, then add a desert spoon or so of warm water.  If the dressing is still sticky add more warm water until it is a suitable consistency.
  4. Open a can of chickpeas and rinse in cold water
  5. Add all ingredients to bowl, toss and drizzle with dressing


This is my first video and I’m really adding it as proof of how easy and quick this recipe is to make.   There are no techniques that need to be demonstrated, as tricky as it gets is stirring things in a bowl, so it’s certainly not essential watching.


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