Kachumber with coconut, black sesame and poppy seeds

Ingredients (serves 2 as a side)
  • 2 inches cucumber, cut into ½ cm dice
  • 1 tomato, cut into ½ cm dice
  • ½ red onion, finely chopped
  • 3 tbs desiccated coconut
  • 1 tbs black sesame
  • 1 tsp black poppy seeds
  • 3 tbs chopped coriander
  • Juice of half a lime (a kaffir if you can find one)
  • Drizzle of grapeseed oil
  • Salt and pepper


Toast the desiccated coconut in a dry frying pan until golden. Remove. Toast the sesame seeds for a minute or so until they turn a little grey. Remove and set aside.

Once cool, combine all the ingredients in a bowl, stirring together and serve.
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