Sunday, June 10, 2012

Cucumber Salad ~ Tangy N Refreshing !!

Time for Blogging Marathon # 17 with a new Format, instead of 7 days of blogging only 3 days for two/four weeks that too with posting on alternate weeks options too...Very interesting right?! To know more about the Blogging Marathon n the Rules plz hop over to Valli's Space. For this edition i picked to post for 2 alternate weeks. For this week i chosen "Summer Salads" as my theme. Me n My H love salads with or without meal n any time of the day. He doesn't like the dressing part only the tossed raw/fresh fruits/vegs but i love salads with dressing only, that too if it is sweet-sour-spicy!!
Here the past few days were too hot n reached to 75F-80F, i made lots of refreshing drinks like Orange Mocktails, Minty Blueberry Mocktails n lemonades to beat the heat. In that row, this Cucumber Salad is another refreshing n perfect summer recipe. I made a very simple, light n tangy dressing. And also added few Raw striped mango and kashmiri chilli powder to the salad along with few almonds for crunchy taste. On whole i turned out so delicious n refreshing, Do try this at home n let me know h it turned out to u. The recipe as follows...


Ingredients
  1. Cucumber    1 cup (peeled n chopped thinly)
  2. Red Onion or sweet onion    1/4 cup(thinly sliced)
  3. Raw Mango    1/4 cup (thinly striped)
  4. Kashmiri chilli powder     1 pinch(optional)
  5. Almonds     2 tbsp (sliced- raw or roasted)
For Dressing
  1. Fresh LimeJuice    1-2 tbsp
  2. Lime Zest    1/4 tsp 
  3. Salt/ Black Salt    to taste
  4. Extra Virgin Olive Oil    1/4 tsp


Method
  • In a small bowl, add lime juice,lime Zest, salt n oil and whisk together and keep aside.
  • Then wash n peel cucumber skin, chop it along with onion n mango.
  • And add all the chopped ingredients to a bowl, sprinkle chilli powder n add the dressing.
  • Toss well and top it with Sliced Almonds and serve immediately.
  • Or you can refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes and just before serving add almonds and Enjoy!!


 Notes
Instead of Almond you can also use chopped peanuts/pecans or any desired nuts.
Adjust salt n spice to your taste
Adding Mango is optional but it gives nice tangy n yummy taste to the salad.

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Sending this recipe to Renuka's Salad Splendour Event.



30 comments:

  1. very healthy and looks fabulous..

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  2. That's very nice..never added almonds to cucumber..

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  3. Love the addition of mango, super refreshing and lovely salad Sangee.

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  4. refreshing salad to beat the heat of summer

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  5. A perfect salad to cool us down in this summer heat.

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  6. Nice and refreshing ....love salads and cucumber salad with almonds nice combo. Should try it.

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  7. This is my kind of salad. Love cucumbers!

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  8. lovely addition of mango to the salad!

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  9. Healthy salad..Nice clicks too :)

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  10. Healthy and refreshing salad.....

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  11. this salad look delicious and fresh!

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  12. Great pics and looks so cool and refreshing ideal for the soaring heat.

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  13. salad looks really tangy and refreshing:) simple and delicious combo..

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  14. Lovely salad and love the crunch from the nuts..

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  15. Lovely and delicious salad, adding almonds with cucumber sounds inviting!!

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  16. Crunchy and refreshing salad...looks good

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  17. Nice and interesting ....looks gud

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  18. love the mango addition in cucumber salad

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  19. a crunchy and healthy salad to beat the heat,sounds inviting.....

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  20. Very refreshing salad, love the addition of mangoes..

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  21. perfect for summer...very refreshing...loved teh last spoon pic..

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  22. Very nice and refreshing Sangee, looks great.

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  23. My husbands gonna love this raw mango and cucumber... great combo!

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  24. I have eaten cucumber along with salt n red chilly powder.Never tried making salads..Mild color!!

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