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