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Cucumber Orange Salad

mayurisjikoni
Cucumber Orange Salad is a refreshing, cooling and easy to make salad. Perfect for the summer, this salad can be enjoyed as a side or as a light meal. Add any cheese of your choice.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Light Meal, Salad, Starter
Cuisine International
Servings 2

Ingredients
  

For The Salad:

  • 2 oranges
  • 1 small cucumber
  • 6 red radishes
  • ½ cup feta cheese cubes
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 small onion
  • 12-14 mint leaves
  • handful salad leaves
  • 6-8 walnuts
  • 1 tbsp raisins

For the Orange Salad Dressing:

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 2 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp pepper powder
  • ½ tsp orange zest rind
  • ½ tsp cumin seed powder
  • 1 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds

Instructions
 

PREPARE THE SALAD:

  • Slice the cucumber and radishes thinly.
  • Peel and slice the carrot thinly.
  • Grate the rind from one orange and keep it on the side.
  • Remove the peel from the oranges. Cut into slices and then cut them into quarters.
  • Wash and dry the salad and mint leaves.
  • Peel and cut onion into thin slices, vertically.
  • Roast the walnuts lightly on a pan over low heat.
  • Mix cucumber, radishes, walnuts, orange,raisins, onion, mint leaves and feta cheese in a salad bowl.

PREPARE THE ORANGE SALAD DRESSING

  • Roast the fennel seeds lightly in a pan over low heat.
  • Roast sesame seeds in a pan over low heat till they begin to pop.
  • To prepare the dressing mix all the ingredients. I like to use a jar with an airtight lid to shake the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.
  • If you want to serve the salad chilled, put it in the fridge without the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing just before serving or let everyone help themselves to the dressing.

Notes

  • Use red, white or yellow onion.
  • If you don't have vinegar, replace it with lemon juice.
  • Add fresh basil instead mint.
  • Add other salad ingredients of your choice.
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