Herbed Cucumber Slices (Low Calorie) by Tarla Dalal

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Feb. 03, 2014

The all-time favorite Indian cooler, cucumber, is topped with flavored Lebanese hummus. An innovative and irresistible way to relish the healthy cucumber, this snack can be had at any time of the day.


Peeled sliced cucumber 1 Cup (16 tbs) (approx 20 thick slices)
Red capsicum 1 Small
Oil 1/4 Teaspoon (For greasing)
For hummus mixture
Cooked chick peas 1 Cup (16 tbs) (kabuli chana)
Crushed garlic 2 Teaspoon
Fresh ground black pepper To Taste
Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
Thyme 1 Tablespoon
Lemon juice 1 1/2 Teaspoon
Salt To Taste
For garnish
Parsley sprig 2 (as needed)



1. Apply ¼ tsp of oil evenly over the red capsicum. Pierce it with a fork and roast it over an open oven on medium flame until it turns black in color from all the sides.

2. Immerse roasted pepper in water and remove the skin, stem and seeds. Cut into thin strips and set aside for garnish.

3. In mixer, combine chickpeas, garlic, black pepper, olive oil, thyme, lemon juice, and salt. Blend until smooth using little water.

4. On dry work surface, arrange the cucumber slices and top each with little chickpea mixture.


5. Serve immediately garnished with red capsicum strips and parsley sprigs.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 15 Minutes
Ready In: 15 Minutes
Servings: 10

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 45Calories from Fat 17

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 2 g3.1%

Saturated Fat %

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 79 mg3.29%

Total Carbohydrates 6 g2%

Dietary Fiber 1 g4%

Sugars 1 g

Protein 2 g4%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet