It is the height of summer and the selection of fresh, local, in season fruits and vegetables is at its peak. It is the perfect time of year to enjoy your favourites and try some new ways to prepare them. This salad is fresh and delicious with Asian flavours that really make the dish pop. The crunchy carrots and cucumbers almost become lightly pickled in the tangy lime juice, chili, rice vinegar dressing. It is light and refreshing and just perfect for hot summer days.
Spiralizing fruits and vegetables is so fun. My kids love to do it and it is an easy way to involve them in the kitchen prep. Wash well, trim the ends off the carrots and cucumbers, and spiralize away. Straight vegetables tend to work better as you don’t have to reposition them as you go. There is no need to peel the vegetables.
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Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds
3 mini English Cucumbers, spiralized
2 medium carrots, spiralized
2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
1 tablespoon lime juice, fresh
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
pinch dry red pepper flakes
1 teaspoon sesame oil
Directions: Make the dressing first by mixing everything together in a small bowl and set aside for flavours to blend. Spiralize carrots and cucumbers and toss together. Add dressing and mix well. Plate and top with sesame seeds.
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19 thoughts on “Cucumber Carrot Salad with Sesame Seeds”
Your pictures makes this look really good. I love cucumbers and carrots, haven’t really tried sesame seeds in meals yet. Thank you.
That looks fun and tasty…can’t wait to get my spiral to do these type of healthy recipes!!
So simple and so beautifully composed!
Oh yum. This looks absolutely delicious.
Gorgeous! Love all of the colors and such a simple vinaigrette, this sounds great!
This looks so fresh and bright! And definitely popping with flavor 🙂
This sounds SO fresh! I have yet to spiral cucumber or carrots. I totally need to give it a try soon!
I’m going to have to make this!
This looks fantastic! The sesame seeds are a great touch! Pinned it to make later.
This just screams freshness! and I totally love that dressing!!! Ohhh those flavours!
So pretty. Love how simple this is.
So simple and delicious– and pretty, too!
This looks really good!
[ Smiles ] A superb vegan recipe!
Wow I bet this tastes amazing!