In this heat and humidity salads are God send. I made a quick salad today with Cucumber, carrot and plum with some seeds, nuts and raisins.
Raisins are my new found love in salads.
I like the way they cut the tartness of the dressing.
Cucumber. 1 very small
Carrot. 1 very small
Baby spinach 8-10 leaves
Raisins. 1 tbsp
Sesame seeds 1 tsp
Walnuts 1 tbsp
EVOO. 1 tsp
Lemon juice 1 tsp
Pepper pd. 1/8 tsp
Salt 1/2 tsp
Mint leaves 2
Wash and peel carrot and Cucumber.
Chop cucumber into very small cubes.
Using a peeler peel thick strips of carrot. Now cut them into small pieces.
Cut plum also into small pieces.
Mix Cucumber, carrot, Plum and raisins and keep it in the fridge.
The juices from the salad will help the raisins to plump up.
Roast walnuts and Sesame seeds.
Wash baby spinach and pat dry.
Mix the dressing ingredients with a whisk .
Arrange baby spinach.
Arrange the Cucumber mix on top.
Pour the dressing and toss lightly. Sprinkle walnuts and Sesame seeds.
Garnish with mint leaves and serve immediately.