If you’re looking for a refreshing salad, this Cucumber Pomegranate Carrot Salad is a great option. This recipe is quick and easy to make and is perfect for a light lunch or dinner.
If you are like me and want a quick and delicious salad that complements your main meal, then this salad checks all the boxes.
It is a perfect salad to serve alongside the main dishes.
It comes together in under 15 minutes with only a few basic ingredients but adds a big flavor and texture contrast.
This one definitely hits the spot with its simplicity and fresh blend of flavors like avocado cucumber salad.
Here is a step-by-step guide to make a refreshing cucumber, pomegranate, and carrot salad that can be served as a side dish or a light lunch:
Here are the only 7 ingredients you will need to make this delicious salad:
Cucumber and carrot: The base of this salad comes from crisp cucumbers and carrots, which provide a delicious crunch. Opt for fresh cucumbers and baby carrots rather than frozen or canned for the best texture and flavor.
Pomegranate seeds: Fresh pomegranate seeds add a sweet and tart flavor to the salad. You can buy a whole pomegranate and deseed it yourself or use store-bought pomegranate arils.
Extra virgin olive oil is needed for this recipe.
Lemon: Fresh lemon juice.
Seasoning: Black pepper and salt to taste.
#1. Start by washing cucumber, carrot, and pomegranate. Cut them into slices. Next, you’ll need to deseed your pomegranate. Cut the pomegranate in half and remove the seeds gently. You can use a spoon or your hand to remove the seeds.
#2. Add chopped cucumbers, carrots, and pomegranate seeds to the bowl.
#3. Add olive oil, lime juice, salt, and black pepper over the salad and combine everything together. And your salad is ready to be served.
If you want to switch things up and add some variety to your Cucumber Pomegranate Salad, there are plenty of ways to do it.
Here are a few ideas to get you started:
Experiment with Cheese and Nuts
If you’re a fan of cheese, try swapping out the crumbled feta for some goat cheese or blue cheese.
And if you want to add some extra protein and healthy fats, sprinkle on some roasted pumpkin seeds or chopped walnuts.
Add Some Fruit
If you want to add even more fruit to your salad, add some diced apples, sliced melon, or even some fresh berries.
Just be sure to choose fruits that are in season and pair well with the other flavors in the salad.
Cucumber pomegranate salad is a refreshing and healthy dish that can be served as a side or a main course.
Here are some pairing suggestions to try:
Cucumber pomegranate salad is a perfect match for meat dishes. Serve it alongside grilled lamb or chicken kebabs or hummus and pita bread.
Cucumber pomegranate salad is a great option for vegetarians and vegans.
Serve it alongside grilled vegetables, such as zucchini, eggplant, and bell peppers, or with a side of quinoa or couscous.
The fresh vegetables in the salad provide balance and texture when paired with warm rice and lentil-based dal.
Here are the other salad recipes you might enjoy trying:
- Chopping board
- 1 cup chopped cucumber
- 1 cup chopped carrot
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- ½ tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- salt to taste
- black pepper to taste
- Start by washing cucumber, carrot, and pomegranate.1 cup chopped cucumber, 1 cup chopped carrot, 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- Cut them into slices.
- Cut the pomegranate in half and remove the seeds gently.
- Add chopped cucumbers, carrots, and pomegranate seeds to the bowl.
- Add olive oil, lime juice, salt, and black pepper. Combine everything together and serve it with your favorite main dish.½ tbsp olive oil, 1 tbsp lemon juice, salt to taste, black pepper to taste
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