The lemon cucumbers taste different than other cucumbers.Lemon Cumbers also look different….they actually look like lemons. These cucumbers are sweet and sort of fruity with gentle acid. I thought they’d go well with I’itois Onions, Sweet Yellow Bell Peppers and Saffron. I just add a little sugar and a tiny bit of course sea salt. I think that is all this salad needs. I figure if you are able to find lemon cucumbers that you shouldn’t ave trouble finding an I’itiois Onion. It looks like a scallion but has more complex flavors….sort of scallion and sort of shallot.
Ingredients for about 4 servings
5 medium lemon cucumbers – ends trimmed and cut in 1/2 slices
1 yellow bell pepper (stem and core removed) – cut in thin 1/4 slices
1 I’itois onion – sliced
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon course sea salt
Everything but saffron goes in a medium sized bowl. Gently stir bowl. Crumble the saffron well with your fingers and add in.
Chill and serve.