Q: What's the recipe for your apple and cucumber matchstick salad?
A: I recently threw together a sweet and savory salad for a pot luck. I have been trying to come up with new and creative ways to serve fruits and vegetables, moving beyond party trays and leafy salads. My efforts must be paying off as I received several requests for this recipe. So it seemed worthy for my next blog post.
Apple and Cucumber Matchstick Salad with Feta and Walnuts
1 English cucumber
2 medium carrots
2 cups shredded red cabbage
1/2 cup cranberries
1/2 cup reduced fat feta, crumbled
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 up extra-virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 tsp honey
Cut cucumber, apples and carrots into thin, matchstick-sized pieces. Toss with shredded cabbage.
Add cranberries, feta and walnuts.
Whisk together dressing ingredients.
Toss fruits and vegetables with dressing.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Chill for 2 hours.
Saturated Fat 1.6g
Want more veggie ideas? Check out some of my other salad recipes.
Health tip: Studies show that including healthy fats like walnuts and extra-virgin olive oil in a Mediterranean style diet lowers risk for heart disease compared to a lowfat diet. Check out more Mediterranean style recipes at EatingWell.com.
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