Baby gem lettuce with charred eggplant yogurt, smacked cucumber, and shatta

Baby gem lettuce with charred eggplant yogurt, smacked cucumber, and shatta

by Erica Perez

This works well either as a stand-alone starter or as part of a spread or side. It’s lovely with some hot smoked salmon or trout. “Smacked” cucumbers sounds a bit dramatic but, really, it’s just a way of bruising them to allow all the flavor to seep through to the flesh.

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