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Come winter and I opt for soups, they are very healthy definitely but also they are easy to make during these cozy and lazy winter nights. So, if I have to make soup then I definitely also make salad. Salads are very healthy and at the same time are best because we can mix anything and just dress it with a simple dressing or if nothing, even salt and pepper works fine.


Oranges are in season now, so I made a quick orange and cucumber salad with a basic honey lemon dressing. I added some nuts for a crunch and texture and it went well with a hot carrot soup 🙂 So, check out the recipe and make it sometime soon 🙂


Serves: 1

Preparation time: 15 mins


Orange – 1, big/medium (peeled, remove the white bitter part and seeds from each one)

Cucumber – 1, small (peeled and cut into bite-size pieces)

Onion – 1, small (cut into thin pieces)

Mint leaves – About 10 leaves (roughly chopped)

Salt – to taste

Pepper powder – a pinch

Sesame seeds – to garnish, optional

Honey-Lemon Dressing (Combine all the ingredients and refrigerate until use)

Oil – 1 tsp

Lemon juice – ½ tsp

Honey – 1 tsp

Salt – to taste

Nuts (Dry roasted and roughly chopped)

Almonds – 2

Peanuts/groundnuts – 5



  1. In a mixing bowl, combine the orange, cucumber, onion, mint leaves, salt and pepper. Add the honey-lemon dressing to this and give a good gentle mix.
  2. Serve onto a serving bowl or plate and drizzle the roasted nuts and sesame seeds.
  3. Serve either warm or cold.

  4 Responses to “Minty Orange and Cucumber Salad with Nuts”


    We are heading to NZ soon. Whenever we go on roadtrips, we usually have salads for dinner. This is such a great idea <3

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