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Spicy Cucumber Salad

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spicy cucumber salad

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

3 -4 as a side salad

A new salad recipe, coming in hot. Quite literally, I’m bringing the heat with this new spicy cucumber salad recipe. Packed with delicious greens and paired with a homemade dressing, this recipe will be your new go-to with the perfect crunch in every bite – made in only ten minutes.

A new salad recipe coming in hot. Quite literally, I’m bringing the heat with this new spicy cucumber salad recipe. Packed with delicious greens and paired with a homemade dressing, this recipe will be your new go-to with the perfect crunch in every bite – made in only ten minutes.

spicy cucumber salad

Why You’ll Love This Spicy Cucumber Salad

  • Fresh – This recipe has so many delicious ingredients that will give you freshness in every bite.
  • Spicy – The perfect amount of heat that adds a delicious flavour to this salad – you will be so excited for your next bite.
  • Easy – Whip this spicy cucumber salad recipe up in only 10 minutes – it is that easy!

Ingredient Notes

Avocado: There’s a reason why Avocados are a favourite item in the produce section. They are packed with a wide range of nutrients and good fats – not to mention they are delicious.
Cucumber: A green veggie that fills you up and is super hydrating. Not to mention cucumbers have a delicious crunch.

spicy cucumber salad

How To Make This Spicy Cucumber Salad

1.              Add cucumber, zucchini and yellow squash slices to a strainer and add a big pinch or two of salt. Place over a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes (this helps get some of the water out of the vegetables before mixing the salad).

2.              While the vegetables are sitting, make the dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients together in a blender or food processor and blend until combined. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt if desired.

3.              After the vegetables have sat in the strainer with salt for 10 minutes, use your hands or a paper towel to gently squeeze/press on them to remove any more excess water.

4.              Then add the vegetables and pumpkin seeds to a bowl. Drizzle over the dressing and toss. Top the salad with slices from 1-2 avocados and sprinkle over everything but the bagel seasoning.

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Expert Tips & FAQ

The best part about this salad? Add more of your favourites. Can’t find a yellow squash? Use more zucchini! If you don’t have everything but the bagel seasoning, you can top it with a few pinches of salt, pepper, dried onion flakes and sesame seeds.

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A new salad recipe, coming in hot. Quite literally, I’m bringing the heat with this new spicy cucumber salad recipe. Packed with delicious greens and paired with a homemade dressing, this recipe will be your new go-to with the perfect crunch in every bite – made in only ten minutes.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 3 -4 as a side salad
Calories 386 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1/2 large cucumber, thinly sliced in circles (or 2 mini cucumbers)
  • 1 large zucchini, thinly sliced in circles
  • 1 yellow squash, thinly sliced in circles
  • salt
  • 1 avocado
  • 1/3 cup pumpkin seeds
  • 1-2 tsp optional: everything but the bagel seasoning

Jalapeno Dressing

  • 1 jalapeno, stem and seeds removed (keep the seeds if you want a spicier dressing)
  • 1/2 cup cilantro, loosely packed
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp maple syrup or honey
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 avocado
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Instructions
 

  • Add cucumber, zucchini and yellow squash slices to a strainer and add a big pinch or two of salt. Place over a bowl and let sit for 10 minutes (this helps get some of the water out of the vegetables before mixing the salad).
  • While the vegetables are sitting, make the dressing by adding all of the dressing ingredients together in a blender or food processor and blend until combined. Taste and adjust seasoning with more salt if desired.
  • After the vegetables have sat in the strainer with salt for 10 minutes, use your hands or a paper towel to gently squeeze / press on them to remove anymore excess water.
  • Then add the vegetables and pumpkin seeds to a bowl. Drizzle over the dressing and toss. Top the salad with slices from 1-2 avocados and sprinkle over the everything but the bagel seasoning.

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Notes

  • If you can’t find a yellow squash, you can use more zucchini.
  • If you don’t have everything but the bagel seasoning, you can top with a few pinches of salt, pepper, dried onion flakes and sesame seeds.

Nutrition

Calories: 386kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.3g | Protein: 5.6g | Fat: 33.8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5.5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 21.3g | Sodium: 1174mg | Fiber: 6.2g | Sugar: 8.1g
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