Pomegranate Cucumber Peanut Salad
Cucumber salad is one of the most loved salads, especially because of its health benefits and refreshing taste. If you are hoping for a slight twist in the regular cucumber salad. This dish will surely full fill your wish.
Have you ever had cucumbers with only lime juice on top? Do you not feel that something is missing? Here is the missing link! Pomegranates complement the cucumber and lime perfectly, like a match made in heaven. The tanginess of the lime and sweetness of the pomegranate balance so well that the cucumbers, along with it, tastes amazing.
Cucumbers are beneficial in a variety of ways, including stress reduction, antioxidant content, and weight maintenance. And pomegranates are considered as one of the great foods, capable of curing almost any condition! When you combine these two ingredients, you create one potent salad. This dish is ideal for staying healthy and hydrated during the hot months!
And the addition of peanuts in this salad is the real game changer. The crunch that the peanuts provide at every bite will make you fall in love with this salad. So, what are you waiting for? Make this simple and amazing salad for your next meal.
Notable Ingredients At A Glance
Cucumber – Use fresh and firm cucumbers that are without any spots.
Pomegranates – Look for fruits that are hard on the outside and weighty for their size; avoid any with cracks or bruises. The color of the rind, which can range from brilliant pink to scarlet to brick, denotes variety more than ripeness. Choose the largest pomegranates you can find—the larger the pomegranate, the juicier it will be.
Lime – Use fresh lime juice instead of bottled ones. The fresh ones will make the salad tastier.
Peanuts – Use roasted peanuts for this recipe. Peanut is one of my favorite snack foods; thus, I always make roasted peanuts at home. You can use store-bought roasted peanuts as well. If you are allergic to peanuts, you can skip peanuts, and instead of peanuts, you can use other nuts like walnuts or almonds.
Dill – The bright, sweet flavor of dill adds to the taste of the salad.
Salt & Pepper – Add as per taste.
How To Prepare Pomegranate Cucumber Peanut Salad?
At first, cucumbers should be cut into quarters.
Then deseed the pomegranates.
Take a large mixing fowl. Add the diced cucumbers, pomegranate seeds, and peanuts to the bowl.
To it, add lime juice, salt, and black pepper.
Toss the cucumber, pomegranate seeds, and peanuts together. Garnish with dill if desired. Serve at room temperature.
Some Expert Tips For Preparing Pomegranate Cucumber Peanut Salad
- In this salad, use large-sized peanuts if possible.
- It is not necessary to remove the skin from peanuts. You can use peanuts with the skin if you wish.
- To make it tastier, add any other fruit or vegetable of your choosing, such as diced apple, strawberry, mango, or tomato. Even chopped onion can be added.
Pomegranate Cucumber Peanut Salad
- Prep Time: 5 mins
- Cook Time: 5 mins
- Total Time: 10 mins
- Yield: 1 1x
Pomegranate- cucumber- peanut salad is a simple salad. All you have to do is put ingredients in any proportion you want and mix.
- 1 cup Cucumber
- 1 cup Pomegranate
- 1/2 cup peanuts
- 1/3 cup Coriander leaves – chopped
- 1 Green Chili – chopped
- 1 tsp Salt
- 1 tsp Lemon
- Take a large mixing bowl.
- Add all the ingredients and mix well.
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