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Carrot Cucumber Salad with Mint


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This recipe pairs well with pickled peppers and mint which carry the flavor and eliminate the need for fatty salad dressings. For this salad you will need four medium sized carrots, four cucumbers, one tomato, half an onion, about 1/2 a cup of pickled peppers, and two good sprigs of mint. It will serve 4-6 people.
Total Preparation and/or Cooking Time:
Step 1:
Gather all your ingredients and make sure the carrots, cucumbers, tomato, and mint, are well washed. Also grab a good sized salad bowl.
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Step 2:
First peel and cut your onion in half, then cut the half into thin strips. Place them in your bowl.
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Step 3:
Take the carrots and cut them at an angle to create oblong pieces.
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Step 4:
Repeat the same cuts for all the cucumbers. Place both the carrots and cucumbers into your salad bowl.
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Step 5:
Cut the tomato in half and cut each half into thin semi-circles. Add them to the bowl.
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Step 6:
Place all the pickled peppers on the cutting board and give them a rough cut into medium sized pieces. Any kind of pickle pepper will do.
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Step 7:
Take all the mint leaves off the stem, and also give them a rough chop. Place them with the peppers at the top of the salad bowl.
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Step 8:
You are now ready to toss the salad. Take two good spoons and gently mix all the ingredients.
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Step 9:
Once everything is well mixed you are done and have made a no oil, low calorie salad. Enjoy it beside rice and beans, or in pita bread as a wrap.
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Comments.
Name:V-Kii
Location:Africa
Subject:Carrots and cooking time?
Hi. Thank you very much for the recipe it already looks delicious. Should the carrots be cooked or not. What must be cooked for 10 minutes?
Posted on 2013-08-20 10:41:09
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Carrots and cooking time
Hi V-Kii, thanks for your question. You don't have to cook the carrots, they should be raw. The cooking time is actually just the preparation time. Sorry for the confusion, will try to change the wording on that.
Posted on 2013-08-20 15:06:15
Name:Amy Medaris
Subject:Onion substitute?
I am trying to cut onions out of my diet, even though they are one of my favorite foods, due to migraines. Any suggestions as to what to replace the onions with to get a similar texture and flavor?
Posted on 2013-08-21 11:11:52
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Onion substitite
Hi Amy, thanks for your question. Celery may work as a good onion substitute. Fennel is also a very aromatic and crunchy vegetable, and though it has an unusual taste, it is worth trying. Further, pickles, like pickled carrots, can add a lot of spice to dishes and could work as a substitute.
Posted on 2013-08-21 14:25:29
Name:Ann K
Location:Lansing, MI
Subject:Onion causing migraines
Hi Amy, I have that issue too with onions. Have you tried sautéing them before eating or using them in a dish? I have found this works for me. Just thought I would pass this along.
Posted on 2014-01-14 02:15:40

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Comments.
Name:V-Kii
Location:Africa
Subject:Carrots and cooking time?
Hi. Thank you very much for the recipe it already looks delicious. Should the carrots be cooked or not. What must be cooked for 10 minutes?
Posted on 2013-08-20 10:41:09
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Carrots and cooking time
Hi V-Kii, thanks for your question. You don't have to cook the carrots, they should be raw. The cooking time is actually just the preparation time. Sorry for the confusion, will try to change the wording on that.
Posted on 2013-08-20 15:06:15
Name:Amy Medaris
Subject:Onion substitute?
I am trying to cut onions out of my diet, even though they are one of my favorite foods, due to migraines. Any suggestions as to what to replace the onions with to get a similar texture and flavor?
Posted on 2013-08-21 11:11:52
Name:HealthAliciousNess
Subject:RE: Onion substitite
Hi Amy, thanks for your question. Celery may work as a good onion substitute. Fennel is also a very aromatic and crunchy vegetable, and though it has an unusual taste, it is worth trying. Further, pickles, like pickled carrots, can add a lot of spice to dishes and could work as a substitute.
Posted on 2013-08-21 14:25:29
Name:Ann K
Location:Lansing, MI
Subject:Onion causing migraines
Hi Amy, I have that issue too with onions. Have you tried sautéing them before eating or using them in a dish? I have found this works for me. Just thought I would pass this along.
Posted on 2014-01-14 02:15:40

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