Refreshing Cucumber and Carrot Salad with a Twist

This salad is not only simple and delightful but also perfect for those looking to enjoy a lighter meal. Its vibrant flavors and textures make it an ideal choice for anyone focusing on weight management or simply seeking a refreshing side dish. Enjoy your nutritious creation!


  • Fresh cucumbers
  • Carrots, ready for grating
  • Green onions, finely chopped
  • Olive oil, approximately 40ml
  • Granulated sugar, about 20g
  • Soy sauce, roughly 20ml
  • Paprika, around 15g for a hint of spice
  • Sesame seeds, about 20g for crunch
  • Apple cider or rice vinegar, just 10ml for a tangy kick
  • A pinch of salt, to taste


  1. Begin by thinly slicing the cucumbers into a mixing bowl. Sprinkle a pinch of salt over them and gently toss. Let this sit for about 15 minutes to draw out some of the moisture.
  2. While the cucumbers are resting, take your carrots and, using a grater designed for fine shreds, grate them into another bowl. This special grater will help achieve the perfect texture for your salad.
  3. Add the finely chopped green onions to the carrots.
  4. After the cucumbers have rested, drain any excess liquid that has been drawn out.
  5. Combine the cucumbers with the carrot and green onion mixture. It’s time to dress your salad.
  6. In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, sugar, soy sauce, paprika, and vinegar until the sugar dissolves and the mixture is well combined.
  7. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss everything together until the salad is evenly coated.
  8. Finally, sprinkle the sesame seeds over the top and give it one last mix.

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