Are you looking for a refreshing and exciting salad to make?
Then this aromatic orange cucumber salad is right for you.
Just looking at the mix of bright orange, red and green will make you want to grab a spoon and try it.
You will taste the summerly sweetness of the orange, followed by the mediterranean tomato and basil flavor. The coolness of the cucumber lies in between.
The crunch of the pumpkin seeds give this salad nice crisp elements and something to chew while you experience all of the flavors.
The mildness of the kidney beans will make finish this salad.
It’s rich in vitamins, protein and fiber.
The best thing: You only need ten minutes and a few really basic ingredients to create such a wonderful salad.
You can either enjoy this as a side salad to your next pizza evening or enjoy it as a full lunch or dinner.
Of course you can play around and add different kinds of vegetables to the mix.
Similar with the toppings. Adding sunflower seeds, walnuts or other crunchy elements will fit very well.
For the dressing, you can play around with different types of vinegar, each adding a different flavorful note to the salad.
Orange Cucumber Salad
This refreshing and aromatic orange cucumber salad can be enjoyed as a main dish or as a side for your next pizza evening.
- For the salad
- 1 cucumber
- 12 cherry tomatoes
- 1 orange
- 1 can kidney beans
- 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
- 8-10 basil leaves
- For the salad dressing
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- Juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1 big pinch salt
- 1 big pinch pepper
Cut the cucumber into small cubes, halve the cherry tomatoes, peel the orange and cut into small cubes. Add all to your salad bowl with the kidney beans.
Add the pumpkin seeds, break the basil leaves by hand and sprinkle on top.
Mix the olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper.
Sprinkle dressing on the salad, mix well.