April 21, 2014

Cucumber & Dates Salsa - Shhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge 1

I am very excited and happy to be part of "Shhhhhh Cooking Secretly Challenge" hosted by Priya Suresh from "Priyas's Versatile Recipes". Every month, we are paired with a different blogger and 2 Ingredients were shared secretly between them. And the final recipes are revealed on 16 th - 18th of every month. Very Interesting friendly challenge and also it helps us to get to know about other bloggers. Thanks Priya akka for hosting such as an Interesting Challenge and extremely sorry for posting my recipe little late.

For my first challenge, I was paired with one of my favorite blogger and lovely friend Shama Nagarajan from Easy2cookrecipes.blogspot.in. Very Energetic Blogger, sometimes I wonder how she manages to do blogging with two kids and that shows her passion too. Her blog has more than 600 yummy and delicious recipes, click HERE to view her mouthwatering recipes.

The two secret Ingredient, which I got from shama was Cucumber and Dates. Prepared this very simple and easy recipe and served chill with Grilled lemony chicken. This can be prepared in very short time but taste very yummy and can also be served with bread as cold Sandwich.

Ingredients :

  • 1 White Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tomatoes, Finely Chopped
  • 1 Big Cucumber, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 6 Dates, pitted and Finely chopped
  • 1 Tsp Crushed Pepper
  • Few Coriander leaves, chopped

Method :

  • Take a bowl and add chopped onion followed by Tomatoes, Cucumber and Dates.
  • Mix well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
  • Remove, add crushed pepper and mix well.
  • Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve.

Serving Options :

Serve with Grilled Chicken or cold sandwich.

Cold Sandwich : Take 2 slices of Bread, fill it with chilled salsa and serve.

Chicken Starters :

Lemony Grilled Chicken 

Easy Fried Chicken


  1. what a perfect combo,looks simply healthy and appetizing ..yumm:)

  2. lovely salsa to have in this summer season.easy to put together as u mentioned...

  3. the salsa looks really delicious...

  4. Ahan!!! Dates.. I probably never used in anything except chutney! This is damn good... Will try making it soon :)

  5. Very interesting and quite a unique salsa, beautiful dish Priya.

  6. Healthy and fresh ! Perfect for summers