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Lettuce Cucumber Salad with Orange Vinaigrette

lettuce cucumber salad with orange vinaigrette
Lettuce and Cucumbers with a fruity orange and apple cider dressing.

Ingredients:
Iceberg Lettuce - about 200 gms
Romaine Lettuce - about 200 gms
Cucumber - 1 medium
Carrot - 1 medium
Red Cabbage - about 1/2 cup
Red Onion - about 2 tbsp
Garlic - 1 big clove
Orange Juice - 2 tbsp
Apple Cider Vinegar - 1 1/2 tbsp
Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
Black Pepper Powder - 1/2 tsp
Red Chilli Flakes/Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt

Method:
1. Roughly chop iceberg and romaine lettuce.  Wash and let them drain in a strainer or salad spinner.  Finely chop red onions.  Dice carrot, cabbage into julienne thin slices and cucumber into round thin slices.  Finely chop/mince the peeled garlic clove.
2. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a small pan.  Add garlic and saute for a few minutes, so that the raw smell of garlic goes off.  Turn off the heat and let it cool.
3. In a mixing bowl, add the garlic and the oil too.  Now add apple cider vinegar, orange juice, black pepper powder, red chilli powder, salt and finely chopped onions.  Mix well with a whisk or fork.  Let this vinaigrette rest for 10 - 15 minutes, so that the onions slightly soften.
4. Just before serving, toss all veggies - lettuce, carrot, cucumber, red cabbage.
5. Enjoy Lettuce Cucumber Salad with or without cheese.

Note:  Though a vinaigrette must have 3 parts of olive oil and 1 part of vinegar, I dont follow this rule.

Comments

  1. Oh wow that a simple and healthy recipe with an orange twist..very nice..

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  2. Salad looks to be very colorful and inviting.
    Deepa

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  3. lovely and healthy salad..colourful too..

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  4. Yummy n healthy salad ..looks nice

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  5. Lovely salad, very refreshing and healthy..

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  6. nice..fresh...you seem to be on salad diet!'
    good for us!thanks for sharing such wonderful recipes.

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  7. hi some q--
    1) can we use regular cabbage (as we don't get
    red here)
    2) Can we use apple pieces (small&thin)
    3) why olive oil?
    pl reply as i wish to try the same.
    Suvarna

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  8. yes, regular green cabbage will taste same and cabbage is not a must.
    I havent tried with apple, am guessing salad will turn sweet.
    Olive oil is with lesser calories as compared to any other oil, and considered best for salads.
    Thanks Suvarna -:)

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