Hold the salad dressing on Cucumber, Tomatoes, Sweet Peppers and Dried Cranberries Salad! No need for it today! I have been very busy with product review the past few weeks; I am glad that I am done with them. One of the reviews I did was for a Bento Lunch Box. To show the versatility the product I created a lunch menu and took a picture with the food included. It was a lunch idea for kids.
In one of the compartment there was a picture of cucumber, tomatoes, sweet peppers and dried cranberries salad that my sister Erika usually makes for my nephew. The first time I tasted The Cucumber, Tomato, Sweet Peppers and Dried Cranberries Salad, I was like WOW! I did not even need any salad dressing! I finally understood why my nephew loved this salad so much.
We all know how each of the ingredients in the salad taste but when mixed together it is a party of healthy goodness in your mouth. The salad can be prepared with English cucumbers or Garden Cucumbers.
English Cucumbers are also called hothouse cucumbers, no relation in having a hot taste at all. They are long, thin with a dark green skin and usually sold wrapped in plastic at supermarkets. English Cucumbers have a mild flavor and minimal seeds. They are great in salad and pickled.
Garden Cucumbers are commonly found in supermarkets and grocery stores in North America. The skin tends to be waxed to help with moisture that is why it is best to peel them. If you un-waxed, there is no need to peel the skin. The skin in also dark in color and seeding is recommended, as the seeds are big.
Just a tip to share with you! If you are looking for a refreshing and easy salad, don’t look any further. It only takes 7 – 10 minutes to make. Enjoy it as a snack, eat it at lunchtime or make it as a side dish for dinner.
Stay healthy with a refreshing salad of cucumber, tomatoes, sweet peppers and dried cranberries.
- One cucumber English or garden cucumber
- 2 large tomatoes cut large and seeds removed
- 2 – 4 sweet mini peppers orange preferably
- Handful dried cranberries
- Wash and dry cucumber. Whether you are using an English cucumber or a garden cucumber, you may completely remove the skin, part of the skin or leave it one. It is just matter of preference. With a garden cucumber remove the seeds.
- Slice the cucumber thin and set aside.
- Cut the tomatoes in medium to large pieces, remove seeds and set aside.
- Cut and slice the peppers, remove the seeds and membrane and set aside.
- In a serving bowl, add cucumber, tomatoes, peppers, and cranberries. Tossed and serve.
- May be stored in the refrigerator until serving. Must be eating within 24 hours for freshness.