Lettuce Cucumber Walnut Salad
This is a basic everyday salad. You’ll need lettuce, cucumbers and olive oil. It makes a perfect side dish. If you add some walnuts to it, it can be a standalone meal. The nuts will add substance and keep you full.
Use a spice mill to play with flavour. Spices really make this salad. Try to get better cucumbers if you can, large and water filled ones that are often sold at the supermarkets taste of nothing. Real cucumbers taste almost sweet and they are delicious but they are hard to get and are usually expensive. Check if you have a local farmers’ market anywhere near you, you can find cheaper cucumbers there and they’ll taste better. Look for thin cucumbers with small tightly packed seeds.
If you waste cucumbers, they quickly go bad in the fridge due to really high water content, you are buying really bad cucumbers, you don’t want to eat. You are just wasting money. Buy fewer, buy better and you will never waste them. They taste absolutely delicious when they are right.
|2 portions / 400g per serving
210 Calories per serving
|+ No cholesterol
+ Very low in sodium
+ High in iron
+ High in manganese
+ Very high in vitamin B6
+ High in vitamin C
bag of lettuce
handful of walnuts (optional)
1 tbsp olive oil salt and pepper for taste
1 Add lettuce to a bowl.
2 Peel, slice and add cucumbers.
3 Add olive oil, season and mix.
4 Crush and add walnuts.
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