Crunchy Cucumber & Apple Salad Recipe



• 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced

• 2 apples, thinly sliced (go for Honeycrisp or Granny Smith)

• 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced

• 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley

• 1/4 cup chopped walnuts or almonds

• 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese (if you're into it)

• 2 tablespoons olive oil

• 1 tablespoon lemon juice

• 1 tablespoon honey

• Salt and pepper to taste


1. Get Your Veggies and Fruits Ready:

• Wash those cucumbers and apples real good. Slice 'em up thin with a mandoline slicer or a sharp knife. If you're slicing apples early, hit 'em with a bit of lemon juice to keep 'em looking fresh.

2. Whip Up the Dressing:

• In a small bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon juice, and honey until they're buddies. This mix is gonna be your dressing, giving the salad that sweet and tangy kick.

3. Mix Everything Together:

• In a big ol' mixing bowl, toss in those sliced cucumbers, apples, and red onions. Sprinkle in the parsley and nuts (walnuts or almonds). They'll add that crunch and a bunch of nutrients to your salad.

4. Dress It Up and Season:

• Pour that dressing you made earlier all over the veggies and fruits. Gently mix everything up so it's all coated nicely. Don't forget to season with salt and pepper to your liking. Just a heads-up, go easy on the salt if you're adding feta cheese later—it's already salty.

5. Optional Cheese Time:

• If you're feeling fancy with feta, sprinkle it over the salad and give it a gentle stir. Feta brings a creamy texture and a salty bite that plays well with the sweetness of the apples and dressing.

6. Time to Serve:

• Dish out that salad right away, or let it hang out in the fridge for about 30 minutes before serving. Chillin' it lets all those flavors mix and mingle for maximum deliciousness.