Cucumber with Feta & Cranberry Orange Relish

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Chef: as heard on Saturday Morning Sunday 16 December 2007

Tags: salad, cucumber

Ingredients

  • 1 sml cucumber
  • 2 tbsp quark
  • 4 tbsp creamy feta (roughly chopped)
  • freshly ground white pepper
  • cranberry orange relish*
  • 3 - 4 chives (washed and cut into 2 - 2.5cm lengths)

Method

Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise, seed and cut into half again. Cut each length into 3 cm pieces. Slice off the bottoms of cucumber pieces to help them sit flat.

In a small bowl combine quark, feta and a grind of white pepper. Stir with a fork until combined but not smooth.

Place a teaspoonful of the feta mixture on to each cucumber piece. Lightly press down to help it adhere to cucumber.

Transfer to a serving platter and top with a teaspoon of cranberry orange relish. Garnish with chives.

*Cranberry Orange Relish

Ingredients

  • 1 orange, washed, pips removed and roughly chopped
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and roughly chopped
  • ¼ lemon, washed, pips removed and roughly chopped
  • 2 C cranberries (if frozen, thaw first)
  • ½ C brown sugar
  • ½ C walnuts, roughly chopped

Method

Place the orange, apple and lemon in a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Process until roughly chopped.

Add the cranberries and process until all the fruit is finely chopped but not smooth.

Transfer to a bowl and stir in the sugar and walnuts.