Veggie Fruit Nut Salad

Veggie Fruit Nut Salad

This salad is simple but delicious, very easy to make, tastes really delicious and it goes without saying that it is absolutely wholesome and healthy. It contains a few popular veggies, a little fruit and a few nuts. The dressing can be very simple or as complex as you want it to be. You can make a whole meal of this salad without any doubt, regret or misgivings.

Veggie Fruit Nut Salad 

Veggie Fruit Nut Salad

Hover over the highlighted Keywords below for Images and/or Description of some of the Ingredients: 
Apple, Black Pepper, Carrots, Cucumbers, Olive Oil, Onions, Raisins, Tomatoes, Walnuts

 

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Veggie Fruit Nut Salad

Serves 2 - 4
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 5 minutes
Total time 15 minutes
Dietary Diabetic, Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Meal type Salad
Misc Child Friendly, Pre-preparable, Serve at Room Temperature, Serve Cold

Ingredients

  • 1/2 head Iceberg Lettuce (broken into bite size pieces)
  • 2 Small Carrots (shavings)
  • 1 - 2 Small Tomatoes (cut into small cubes)
  • 1 - 2 Small Cucumbers (persian, english or regular)
  • 1 Apple (soft and sweet, cut into small cubes)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts (broken into small pieces)
  • 1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • 2 - 4 tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1/2 can Pitted Black Olives
  • 1 Small Slice or block Spicy Jack Cheese or Chili Jack Cheese (broken into small pieces or cubes)

Optional

  • 1/2 cup Red or Yellow Onion (slivers)
  • 1/4 cup Raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon Ground Black Pepper
  • 1/4 cup Vegan Caesar Salad Dressing
  • 1/2 cup Bread Croutons (Plain or Seasoned)
  • 2 tablespoons Crisp tortilla strips salad toppers

Note

Serving Suggestions:

1) Serve salads as soon as you make them.
2) Serve them at room temperature or slightly cold depending upon your preference.
3) Add more salt, lemon juice or olive oil according to your taste preferences.

Options:

1) If you want to make the salad ahead of time and refrigerate it, just don't add the dressing items, such as salt, lemon juice, olive oil etc. Add these, or any dressing just before serving and mix thoroughly and serve immediately.
2) If you want to use a dressing bought from the grocery store, Vegan Caesar Dressing is one that tastes great with this salad.
3) If you are Vegan, skip the cheese.

Directions

Step 1

Peel the cucumbers, if that's the way you like them. If they are small, narrow Persian cucumbers, slice them into 1/8 inch thin slices. Otherwise, cut the cucumbers into small pieces or slices.

Step 2

In a large salad bowl, add half of the quantity of the following items : lettuce, cucumbers, tomatoes, whole olives, onion slivers, carrots, apple, raisins, cheese and walnuts pieces.

Veggie Fruit Nut Salad
Step 3

Sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. If you like, grind in some fresh black pepper.

Step 4

Using salad spoons, gently lift and turn around the contents, until well mixed.

Veggie Fruit Nut Salad
Step 5

Now add the remaining quantities of all the items specified in Step 2.

Step 6

Next, sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice. If you like, grind in some more fresh black pepper.

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Step 7

Using the salad spoons, gently lift and turn around the contents, until well mixed.

Step 8

Serve immediately while the veggies are still crisp and fresh.

Step 9

Add the croutons and tortilla strips on top of the salad.

 

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