Studying and exams period! Healthy and regular meals, plenty of fluids and good sleep at night are requited to succeed in passing this year's race again. So, the other day while I was brainstorming what I should I make for my afternoon snack, I decided that I wanted something something refreshing and crunchy. The cucumber is always a number one choice for that, so I had to include it in the following salad, which passed the test of coolness and crunchiness successfully. And the secret was in how thinly I cut the vegetable strips. An ode to the freshness this it!
Fresh Salad with cucumber, raw zucchini, sundried tomato, sunflower and poppy seeds
(makes for 2)
:: 1 medium cucumber
:: 4-5 small raw zucchinis
:: 2-3 sundried tomatoes
:: 1 scallion
:: 1 handful of sunflower seeds
:: 1 pinch poppy seeds
:: 1 small bunch of dill
:: 1 lemon
:: virgin olive oil
:: salt, freshly ground pepper
With a potato peeler, peel the zucchinis and the cucumber. Then with it cut zucchini in slices and put them in a bowl with the squeezed lemon over them.
In another bowl put some hot water, add the sun-dried tomatoes and let them soak to swell. With the peeler cut the cucumber into long strips, so the pieces are extra thin (and crispy).
Finally, in a plate add the sliced cucumber and zucchini (squeeze the excess bit of lemon juice), the finely chopped sun-dried tomatoes and scallion.
End with olive oil, sunflower and poppy seeds, salt and freshly ground pepper, mix well and enjoy!
A super easy and refreshing salad, exactly what you need these hot months. Bon appetit!