Apple cucumber salad is an easy & healthy salad with seasonal apples and crispy cucumbers. You can make this tasty salad in flat 15 minutes. You will love this salad for quick meal with some bread and soup or a healthy snack. Here is how to make healthy apple cucumber salad recipe.
This apple cucumber salad is one delicious dish that I am recently addicted to. With seasons best sweet apples and crispy salad cucumbers, this salad is a delight to the taste buds. Its health benefits are only an added bonus.
Now that we have lovely Kashmir apples flooding the markets, apple salad it is 🙂 I love cooking with apples and few of our favorites are apple muffins, apple crumble, eggless apple cake, apple chutney, apple milkshake, this salad of course.
This apple and cucumber salad comes together in no time. You can easily scale up this recipe for a crowd too. You need very few simple ingredients and 15 minutes.
This Apple Cucumber Salad Recipe
Delicious, flavorful and crunchy
Healthy & nutritious with seasonal produce.
Easy no cook salad with simple dressing
Vegan & gluten free
Ideal for weight watchers.
Healthy dish for toddlers and kids.
Some Tips To Make Apple Cucumber Salad
Apples – To make apple and cucumber salad recipe select best sweet apples. Here I have used seasonal Kashmir apples. In USA and other countries you can use any crispy or crunchy sweet apples like gala, honey crisp, red delicious, fuji etc.
I have not peeled the apples here. I have used organic apples from a trusted farm. Do note that apples are one of the highly chemically treated fruits with wax to increase shelf life. So mix around 1 tablespoon vinegar or add some salt to a bowl of water and soak the apples for 15 minutes. Rinse thoroughly and use. You can also peel the apples.
Cucumbers- Next do use salad cucumbers that are crispy and slightly sweet for this salad. The big desi cucumber we use for making kootu will not go well in this recipe.
Seeds and nuts- I have used toasted walnuts and flax seeds in this recipe for added crunch and nutrition boost. You can also use almonds, pecans, sesame seeds, pumpkin seeds. On the other hand you can choose to omit nuts and seeds too.
Dressing- The dressing for this cucumber and apple salad is a very simple mix of sugar, salt and lemon juice. You can also use honey and vinegar or maple and vinegar. You can also just sprinkle some salt, pepper and drizzle lemon juice just before serving.
How To Make Apple Salad
Rinse and wipe of excess moisture for apples and cucumbers. Chop them into big cubes or batons.
Combine chopped apple and cucumbers in a mixing bowl.
In another small bowl combine sugar, salt, pepper powder and lemon juice.
Pour the dressing over the chopped apples and cucumbers. Mix well.
Add roasted flax seeds, chopped walnuts and toss well.
Finally add chopped basil or mint leaves and mix.
Serve apple cucumber salad immediately.
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Apple Cucumber Salad Recipe
Apple Cucumber Salad Recipe
1 CUP = 250 ml
- 2 medium apples cored and cut into cubes or batons
- 2 small salad cucumbers cubes or cut into batons
- 2 tablespoons toasted walnuts
- 2 teaspoons toasted flax seeds
Dressing For Apple Cucumber Salad
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper powder
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- Rinse and wipe of excess moisture for apples and cucumbers.
- Chop them into big cubes or batons.
- Combine chopped apple and cucumbers in a mixing bowl.
- In another small bowl combine sugar, salt, pepper powder and lemon juice.
- Pour the dressing over the chopped apples and cucumbers. Mix well.
- Add roasted flax seeds, chopped walnuts and toss well.
- Finally add chopped basil or mint leaves and mix.
- Serve apple cucumber salad immediately.
- You can add vinegar instead of lemon juice.
- Use crispy sweet apples like gala, honey crisp, red delicious apples if Kashmir apple is not available
- Use crispy salad cucumbers and not the ones used for cooking
- Once prepared serve apple cucumber salad immediately
- The recipe can be doubled or tripled