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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

Ingredients

1 English cucumber

2 apples

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

Dressing

1/4 up extra-virgin olive oil

2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar

1 tsp honey

Directions

  1. Cut cucumber, apples and carrots into thin, matchstick-sized pieces. Toss with shredded cabbage.

  2. Add cranberries, feta and walnuts.

  3. Whisk together dressing ingredients.

  4. Toss fruits and vegetables with dressing.

  5. Add salt and pepper to taste.

  6. Chill for 2 hours.

Serves 6.

Nutrition info

Calories 188

Fat 11.4g

Saturated Fat 1.6g

Sodium 83.3mg

Carbs 22.4g

Fiber 3.8g

Protein 2g

Source: Myfitnesspal

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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