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Cucumber And Carrot Salad

Cucumber And Carrot Salad

Thin-sliced vegetables in a light vinaigrette are light and refreshing, perfect for warmer weather and also a lovely change if you’ve been eating a lot of lettuce and it’s starting to get a little repetitive. Why not switch it up and try something new?

To get the cucumbers and carrots ready for this salad, the fastest tool is a spiralizer. If you don’t already have one, they’re really cheap and they can magically transform just about any vegetable into a spiraling noodle shape. It’s convenient to have one for making Paleo noodles out of zucchini and other vegetables, but they’re also a lot of fun for that birds-nest tossed salad look. If you don’t have one, a mandolin or any other method of slicing the vegetables into thin slivers will do just as well.

Try this salad with anything inspired by east Asian cuisine – what about some seared tuna with a crunchy sesame crust? Or maybe some quick spicy shrimp? Or try it with grilled steak; it would be a nice contrast and easy to throw together on the side.

Cucumber And Carrot Salad Recipe

Servings SERVES: 4Preparation time PREP: 20 min.

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Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers;
  • 3 carrots;
  • 1 tbsp. sesame seeds;
  • 1 green onion, thinly sliced;
  • 2 tbsp. white wine vinegar;
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lime juice;
  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil;
  • Freshly ground black pepper;
Salad preparation

Preparation

  1. Cut the cucumbers and carrots into thin strips using a mandoline, spiralizer, or a knife.
  2. In a bowl, whisk the olive oil, white wine vinegar, lime juice, and season with freshly ground black pepper to taste.
  3. In a salad bowl, combine the cucumbers, carrots, and green onion.
  4. Pour the dressing on top, and toss gently.
  5. Drizzle with sesame seeds before serving.



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