Oyster and Cucumber

Oysters with Cucumber – Decadent, healthy, fresh

What do you eat when you want to indulge yourself? Ever thought of treating yourself to some oysters?

The other week I had a lovely relaxed day off and was looking forward to enjoying an evening by myself at home. To kick off the evening I needed a special yet easy appetizer. I remembered that a  while back my friend TC gave me a really original and sweet gift: a shucking knife and a book with all oyster recipes.

It was perfect: within no time I had the most decadent looking plate ready. Clean flavours for pure enjoyment!

 Thank you T for the inspiration!

(based on “Oesters & Meer” from Martin en Karina Zeeman)

12 oysters
½ cucumber
1 medium onion
3 stalks of cilantro (coriander)
5 tbsp apple cider or white wine vinegar
black pepper
optional: crushed ice for serving



  1. Peel and grate cucumber as well as onion.
  2. Chop the coriander.
  3. Combine cucumber, onion, coriander with the vinegar and pepper.
  4. Refrigerate until cold.
  5. Wash the oysters and open them.
  6. Place the oysters on crushed ice, if using.
  7. For the original recipe place the cucumber salad on the oyster. I preferred serving it on the side to eat in-between oysters.



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