Nutty carrot & cucumber salad

Nutty carrot & cucumber salad

Crunchy, refreshing & light on the stomach, this salad is a treat to the taste buds too! When I started off making this , I could not guess that it would turn out so well ! It is packed with the goodness of cooling cucumbers, nutritious carrots & crunchy walnuts. Here comes the recipe :

Ingredients :

1 large cucumber, grated (thick)

1 medium carrot, grated (thick)

5-6 walnuts, broken/roughly chopped

1 or 2 Green chilies, chopped

2 medium Tomatoes, cut into ½”  squares

½  of a large Capsicum, finely chopped

4 tbsp Coriander, chopped fine

Dressing :

2 tbsp Lime juice

1 tbsp  Unrefined  sugar

Rock salt, as per taste

1 to 2 tsp Olive oil

2 cloves garlic , crushed (optional)

Method :

In a bowl, mix  the tomatoes, capsicum. Using your hands (or a masher)  mash them together till slightly mushy. Add Green chilies and coriander & mash lightly again. Add walnuts, carrots & cucumbers.  Mix well.

In a separate bowl, mix the ingredients of the dressing together. Beat well. Add to the salad. Serve immediately.

This crunchy salad is vegan, gluten free & low in calories, fat & sodium. Enjoy it as a side dish or as a meal by itself!

 

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