Friday, June 6, 2014

Simple Carrot and Cucumber Salad

Yum

A 3 ingredient salad of carrots, cucumbers and lemon juice.  So simple yet so tasty.


Simple Carrot and Cucumber Salad:  A 3 ingredient salad of carrots, cucumbers and lemon juice.  So simple yet so tasty.



I was looking for salad ideas to accompany my Spiced Lamb and Hummus.  Since I wanted to keep to the same Mediterranean theme I searched for ideas in a Greek cookbook that I have.  I knew I could make the usual Greek Salad but I wanted something different and simpler.  When I came across this salad I knew instantly that I had my salad.  What could be easier than only 3 ingredients (I guess only 1 or two, but...)?  I love carrot not to mention they add terrific color to any meal.  I was a little skeptical because the carrots are just tossed in lemon juice and I thought it would be too sour but the sweetness of the carrots blends with the tartness of the lemon juice to make one amazing flavor.  The cucumbers may seem like a random addition but they also taste great with lemon juice and add a different type of crispness to the salad.  I actually used the cucumbers to scoop up hummus and lamb.  Now my new favorite way to eat hummus is on a cucumber.

Simple Carrot and Cucumber Salad:  A 3 ingredient salad of carrots, cucumbers and lemon juice.  So simple yet so tasty.

Simple Carrot and Cucumber Salad


Ingredients:

2 carrots, coarsely shredded
1 cucumber, sliced
1 lemon, juiced
salt to taste

Simple Carrot and Cucumber Salad:  A 3 ingredient salad of carrots, cucumbers and lemon juice.  So simple yet so tasty.

I used my food processor to shred the carrots and I shredded them long ways to have longer strips of carrot (this adds to the texture of the salad).

Place shredded carrots, cucumber slices, and lemon juice in a large bowl and toss to combine.  Add some salt if desired (I think I forgot to add salt and it was still delicious).

Cover salad and refrigerate for about 1 hour to allow flavors to meld.  Serve cold or at room temperature.

Makes 4-6 servings

Enjoy.

Simple Carrot and Cucumber Salad:  A 3 ingredient salad of carrots, cucumbers and lemon juice.  So simple yet so tasty.






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22 comments:

  1. Sounds super healthy and refreshing for summer!

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  2. Thanks Jen. It is very refreshing and I guess it is pretty healthy too. It tasted so great I didn't even think about how healthy it was :)

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  3. I love how simple and "clean" this is. Great summer side dish. I'm growing cucumbers this year and know I will need a lot of ideas. Thank you for sharing, Joybee!

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  4. Thanks Michelle. It is a great little salad and good luck with your cucumbers. We grew cucumbers when I was a kid and I remember them practically taking over the garden. My mom made pickles and my dad had cucumbers with salt with every meal.

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  5. Simply Delicious! I love that the vegetables are the star of the show! Would be honored if you would come share this at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop (starts Tues. 5pm EST). Blessings...Shari

    http://puregracefarms.com/2014/06/wonderful-wednesday-blog-hop/

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  6. Thanks Shari. I'll check out the party.

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  7. Love, love, love that you stopped by and linked up at the Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop. Will be sharing your post on FB tomorrow to say thanks and share the love as much as possible. Blessings, Shari

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  8. Carrie Lynn Ingles GronemanJune 11, 2014 at 9:13 AM

    So simple but so refreshing and fresh! Featured you!!! Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed blog Hop. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  9. Thanks so much Shari. I plan to be a regular from now on.

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  10. Thanks Carrie. I'm glad you like the salad. It is so simple but the flavor is great.

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  11. I'm so glad! We look forward to seeing all the wonderful things you have cooking!
    Blessings,
    Shari

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  12. refreshingly simple :) Even I can do this one!

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  13. Thanks for linking at Share it Sunday!

    http://sondralynathome.com/2014/06/07/share-sunday-31/

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  14. Thanks Crochet Hooks. It is very simple and super delicious.

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  15. Thanks for the party Sondra.

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  16. This sounds like a great light and cool salad for the summer months. Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.

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  17. Thanks for the party Erlene.

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  18. Kim Daniels LewisJune 16, 2014 at 12:17 PM

    Sounds delicious! Pinned. Thanks again for being a part of our party. I hope to see you tonight. Lou Lou Girls

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  19. Thanks for linking up to Teach Me Tuesday last week. Hope to see you again this week. http://3glol.net/2014/06/16/teach-tuesday-3glol-8/

    Have a great day!

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  20. Thanks Kim...and I linked up this week (Bananas Foster Pancakes and Beef Broccoli and Pepper Stir Fry). Thanks so much for the party and stopping by to leave a comment.

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  21. Hi Joy Bee,
    I love trying new salad combinations and this light, lovely combination of carrot and cucumber with lemon juice will be a delight. In the summer, I used to love to pick cucumbers and carrots from our garden and make fresh, simple salads like this. Thank you so much for sharing this healthy and delicious recipe at the Plant-Based Potluck Party Blog Hop! I appreciate it!

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