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Cucumber and Shaved Carrot Salad

Yield Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)
Cucumber and Shaved Carrot Salad is an easy and refreshing side that complements most main dishes.

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled
  • 1 1/2 cups shaved English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced shallot

Nutrition Information

  • calories 53
  • fat 3.5 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 0.0 g
  • carbohydrate 0.0 g
  • fiber 0.0 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 143 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and crushed red pepper in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk until sugar dissolves. Shave carrots into thin strips using a vegetable peeler. Combine carrot, cucumber, and shallot. Add carrot and cucumber mixture to rice vinegar mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Cook's Notes

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