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cucumber salad recipe in a bowl with a spoon

Chilli Cucumber Salad - Sierra Leone Flavours

A refreshing chilli cucumber salad recipe.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Western
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 76kcal


For the salad:

  • 2 large English cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp chopped red onions

For the dressing:

  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp lime juice or more, to taste
  • 1 pinch salt
  • chilli flakes to taste
  • 1 pinch lemon zest
  • 1 pinch Maggi stock cube optional (and the norm in Sierra Leone)
  • 3/4 tsp dried oregano


  • Make the dressing by mixing the lime, salt, chilli, red onion, lemon zest and maggi together in a small bowl.
  • Place the sliced cucumber in a large bowl and then pour in the dressing.
  • Gently mix to coat and adjust seasonings, to taste.
  • Serve immediately, or cover, refrigerate and allow to marinate for a couple of hours.


Feel free to add more or less of what you want. Maggi cubes are stock cubes used in Africa that you can get in ethnic food stores.


Calories: 76kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Fat: 7g | Sodium: 36mg | Potassium: 119mg | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 4.7mg | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg