Cucumber Orange Salad
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.
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
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.
- 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.