Friday, December 9, 2011

Apple Cucumber Salad


So, the worst struggle in this fast and catchy era is, I am assuming, time struggle. Tell me about it. Time and none. Time which by far the crucial crisis for literally everything, including cooking taking place in our kitchen (Kampung Fried Rice, Chinese Mixed Vegetable Stew, Beans Thoran & Mixed Vegetable Soup). I know. I am aware. I go through it daily. Nevertheless, my motto is still a home meal. One which I try my best not to compromise. Thus, how do I keep in going? How to manage my time for home food? Well, if you know and you have mastered the art to keeping it simple in your kitchen, you are already your own winner (Bean Sprouts Salted Fish, Kailan Oyster Sauce & Hong Kong Style Steamed Fish).  Of course, every now and then, its worthiness to an elaborated dish (Aloo Gobi, Gado Gado & Chloe Masala). Other than that, take this Apple Cucumber Salad. Don't you think its a healthy temptation. Easily put together without the need to oil splattering or needing the stove? Right. Apple, cucumber, lettuce leaves, dried blackcurrant, olive oil, lemon juice, brown sugar and salt. Bang! Green is our food crunchiness and tastiness. Happy tucking in everyone. 

Ingredients
2 apples - remove seeds and cubed into medium size pieces
1 (about 100g) cucumber - remove seeds and cubed into medium size pieces
100g lettuce leaves- shredded into pieces
50g dried black currant
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tsp brown sugar
Salt to taste

Method:
Soak cubed apples, cucumber and lettuce leaves in a bowl with ice cubes for about 10 mins to sustain and retain crunchiness.  
Drain off water completely.
Into a mixing bowl, add oil, lemon juice, sugar and salt.
Whisk for a couple of minutes, add greens and blackcurrant.
Toss all together and that's it.



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30 comments:

  1. Extremely fresh, delicious and beautiful salad! :)

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  2. looks nice, I prefer the raw flavour though o.o thanks for the guide! XD

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  3. Great-looking salad. Bet it tastes just as great. A good way to clear food in the fridge.

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  4. That looks beautiful! So fresh and light and gorgeous :) Love!

    Buzzed!

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  5. I love salad awhh thanks for sharing this recipe here!!

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  6. hi nava, i would love to have the apple cucumber salad cold, for my noon lunch.. together with my favorite smoked salmon sandwich..mmmmm.. yummy the salad looks so crisp and delicious.

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  7. Wow, wonderful and refreshing salad!^^

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  8. Lovely! This must be such a refreshing dish, I'll keep it in reserve for hotter days :)

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  9. Great tip about the crunchy effect! One of my favourite combo sweet and sour dressing in a salad.

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  10. love the salad dear...very healthy n colorful !

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  11. Mmmmm....this is my kind of snack! Looks so refreshing!

    PS....welcome home!

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  12. wow Ms.Nava..fresh and healthy and cucumber plus apples yummy and crunchy hehehe..passing by Ms.Nava ;)

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  13. Great salad! Apples are a great addition to salads!

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  14. Nava this is a beautiful salad! Fresh simple ingredients treated beautifully! ....and your photos are stunning! Delicious!

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  15. thanks so much for all the great comments everyone and yes, it was a good change for me away from spicy food especially.

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  16. Mmmm prefect Salad . I can imagine the taste already

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  17. Green and crunchy-sometimes your body just craves this kind of stuff. With all the rich food around the holidays this dish is a nice break from it all. Your plating is so vibrant and inviting. Great post-yum!

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  18. I like to do that as well after eating heavy meals I will just have a nice salad for dinner a few nights in a row. This looks fantastic with the black currents.

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  19. Interesting combination... cucumber and apple. I wonder what it taste like.

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  20. I love your salad and my mrs prepared for me

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  21. hmmmm..... I am kinda curious how this taste like...

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  22. I love the fresh combination in this salad and that first photo looks amazing

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  23. Oh, I can imagine how this is going to taste! Delicious!!

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  24. Ahhh, an absolutely refreshing salad! The black currants would surely add that extra punch... Loved it

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  25. great combination and lovely...

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  26. A very simple and comforting salad !!

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