Strawberry-Cucumber Salad with Lemon Yogurt


1 lb strawberries

1 cucumber

1/2 tsp ground cardamon

pinch salt

3 tsp sugar, divided

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1 tsp fresh lemon juice

1/4 cup roasted pistachios, pecans or almonds

pinch cayenne pepper


Toss strawberries, cucumbers, cardamom, a pinch salt and 1 tsp sugar in a medium bowl and let sit 10 minutes to allow sugar to dissolve and flavours to blend.

Meanwhile, mix yogurt, lemon juice,remaining two tsp sugar, and a pinch salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

Pulse nuts, cayenne, and a pinch salt in a food processor until nuts are finely ground (do not over process or you will end up with nut butter.

Divide fruit salad among plates and spoon reserved lemon yogurt over; sprinkle with seasoned nuts.

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