Cucumber Apple and Strawberry Salad

apple cucumber and strawberry saladThis is my 100th post! I’ve been craving something that’s a bit more reminiscent of summer. This fresh salad really hit the spot. It’s light, sweet, and fun – and even better took me about 10 minutes to put together. It’s a small but well needed break from the snow and cold around me.

strawberrysalad1Ingredients:
1 large cucumber, seeded and roughly chopped
1 green apple, cored and chopped (I used a granny smith)
1 1/2 cups strawberries, chopped
1 jalapeno, seeded and finely diced
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
strawberrysalad2Give all the fruit and cucumber a good washing to start. Then slice the cucumber in half and using a spoon carefully run it on the outside of the seeds to remove. The salad will get too watery if we leave them in.  Cut each half in half and dice. Remove the tops from the strawberries and cut. Chop up the apples and dice the jalapeno. Place them all into a large bowl and add the honey, olive oil, and lemon. Mix together well.

I’m leaving all the skins on because they’re packed full of nutrients – and think they add really good texture and flavors. Using the green apple will give the salad a bit of tartness which I really enjoy and are more firm than a red apple. Green apples also have a bit more vitamin C than the reds.

strawberrysalad
Serves 4 as a side, or 2 larger portions. Takes about 10 minutes to slice, dice, and be ready to serve. Enjoy!

apple cucumber and strawberry salad

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