Saturday, 11 April 2015

Carrot and Cucumber Ribboned salad with Peanut Dressing




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Carrot and Cucumber Ribboned Salad
Wafer this ribbons of carrots and cucumber drenched in a delicious tangy and nutty dressing
Ingredients
  • 1/2 Cucumber
  • 1 Large carrot
  • 3 tablespoons Dry roasted peanuts
  • 1 tablespoon Olive oil
  • 1 Small Red onion
  • 1 Orange
  • 1/2 Lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon Chilli Flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon Honey
  • 1/2 tablespoon White wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons Dry roasted peanuts
Method:
1. Peel the carrot and slice it length ways into thin ribbons using a mandolin. Add the slices to a large bowl.2. Wash the cucumber and slice it into this slices length ways. Add to the bowl with the carrots.3.Peel the onion and slice it very thinly and add to the bowl.4.In a pestle and mortar coarsely grind the peanuts to break them up.Do not powder them they need to very very coarse.5.Crush the garlic and add it to the crushed peanuts, Extract the orange juice and the lemon juice and add it to the pestle and mortar6.Add the white wine vinegar, olive oil, salt, chilli flakes and honey to the pestle and using the mortar crush all the ingredients together.7. Drizzle the peanut dressing  on top of the carrots, cucumber and onions and toss them together to coat with the dressing.8.Transfer the salad to a serving place and chill before serving.
Details
Prep time: Cook time:None Total time: Yield: 1 Plate



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In my VEG BOX ~ Garlic event by citrusspiceuk.


34 comments:

  1. ooohhh this sounds lovely, something new to try

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  2. For those who like healthy food, this looks a good recipe x

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  3. This salad looks lovely. I love the way you have cut the vegetables.

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  4. Oh yum what a delicious sounding salad - I really should try being more adventurous when making them.

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  5. That looks delicious and the dressing sounds really tasty too :)

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  6. What a wonderful recipe! We have a huge BBQ next weekend and I will make it as a side dish... love the idea of ribboned food :-)

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  7. So simple, yet so tasty I Imagine. Will def try this, I'm trying to get the family to eat more healthily without spending hours in the kitchen.

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  8. Such a colourful dish - very inviting, I'd be very happy to be served that.

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  9. What a lovely and colourful salad. I want to dig right in.

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  10. Gorgeous! Love the addition of the peanuts - that would add some fab texture and flavour. A perfect spring salad. :)

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  11. ooh, this sounds divine! I love cutting veggies into ribbons as it makes for something boring to become exciting again!

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  12. This looks as if it's deliciously fragrant, flavour-packed and something I ought to be making for lunch today. Just YUM

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  13. This dressing is awesome.. I will make it soon. The cucumber and carrot ribbons are looking cute..

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  14. I LOVE this!!!! So quick and easy YET healthy! There's not really much argument that healthy food can't be fast!

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  15. refreshing and a simple salad. Make this often when we don't get fresh lettuce especially in the hot season.

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  16. this sounds lush! I'm not a massive fan of salads but this is far from the usual!
    Becca
    QueenBeeBecca.com

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  17. This looks so fresh and delicious, I just love the peanut dressing.

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  18. This is so pretty! I like carrot but not cucumber! x

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  19. That looks fabulous Nayna - gorgeous photos and do I recognise that board?

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  20. I've got some vegetarian friends coming for lunch soon and this would be perfect to serve then.

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  21. I am on a pre-holiday diet and this looks amazing and nice and light too

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  22. Lovely dish, I bet that nutty dressing is really versatile too.

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  23. This looks so delicious and perfect for summer x

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  24. This looks andsounds delicious - I love peanut dressings, perfect for Summer!

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  25. Looks great. Ribbon veggies are so simple but looks so pretty.

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  26. This sounds lovely and healthy xx

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  27. aww what a lovely looking salad bet little ones would eat it too!

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  28. It looks healthy and tasty - a winning combination!

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  29. I tried this the night before last and it was gorgeous. That dressing is amazing - I'm going to be using it a LOT from now on!

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  30. mm this looks perfect for this time of year, I'm really getting into my salads lately! x

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  31. It sounds delicious and looks so pretty

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