Spicy Cucumber & Pineapple Salad (Kerabu)


4 side dishes


10 min

Kerabu means food that is made from cuts of cucumbers or vegetables seasoned with salt, chillies, etc. Yes, I got it out of the Bahasa Malaysia dictionary.

This past 2 weeks have been really hot in Switzerland, and I’m from a tropical country! I barely wanted to cook anything that involved standing in front of the stove. Moreover, I had guests over on Saturday (luckily it was cooler) and cooked butter chicken, so I paired this cold salad with it. It’s very refreshing with just a hint of spiciness.

For this recipe, I used some pomegranate because it caught my eyes while I went on my weekly grocery shopping. By the time I was done getting the gem-like seeds out, I looked like I had Unicorn tears all over me (according to the hubby). I made a mistake of wearing a white top. Lesson learnt. Plus, pomegranate gives the salad an awesome colour boost.



  • 1 Cucumber, deseeded and diced
  • ½ Pineapple, diced
  • 5 tablespoons Pomegranate
  • 1 medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 (or according to taste) Red Chillies, thinly sliced

Lime Dressing

  • 3 tablespoons Lime, Key Lime or Kalamansi
  • 2 tablespoons (or according to taste) Sugar
  • To taste Salt


  1. Mix limes with sugar and salt. Let dissolve.
  2. Combine all ingredients with lime dressing.
  3. Chill for an hour, toss it a few times in between.
  4. Serve.


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