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Welcome to a refreshing salad option that combines the crunch of cucumbers and apples with the creaminess of a dressing made from yogurt and unique mustard. This salad is a symphony of flavors and textures, with a mix of fresh vegetables, sweet fruits, and protein-rich kidney beans, all combined with a tangy and slightly sweet dressing. It’s perfect for a light lunch,  side dish or healthy snack any time of the day.

 Ingredients:

  • 2 cucumbers, sliced ​​
  • Salt to taste
  • 1/2 onion, thinly sliced ​​
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 2 apples, cored and chopped
  • 1 cup kidney beans, cooked and drained
  • A handful of chopped parsley
  • 4 tablespoons thick yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon thick mustard
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning (instead of vanilla for a savory touch)
  • 2 tablespoons fruit vinegar

 Instructions:

  1. Prepare the salad base:
  • In a large bowl, thinly slice the sliced ​​cucumbers, grated carrots, chopped tomatoes, chopped apples, and onions. Sprinkle with a little salt to release the juice and let sit for a few minutes.
  1. Prepare the dressing:
  • In a small bowl, stir together the thick yogurt, thick mustard, Italian seasoning, fruit vinegar and lemon juice until smooth and well blended. Season with salt to taste.

3.Mix the salad and dressing:

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  • Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Add the cooked kidney beans and stir gently until the salad is evenly coated with the dressing.
  1. Garnish:
  • For a fresh, herby finish, sprinkle chopped parsley over the salad.

5.Allow to cool and serve:

  • For best flavor, allow the salad to cool in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving. This allows the flavors to combine wonderfully.
  1. Enjoy:
  • Serve your crispy cucumber and apple salad with yogurt mustard dressing as a refreshing side dish or as a light main dish. It’s perfect for picnics, potlucks, or as a nutritious addition to your meal. Verdict:

This salad is a delicious combination of textures and flavors that offers a healthy and satisfying gastronomic experience. The creamy, tangy dressing complements the crunchy vegetables and sweet fruits, making it a dish that is sure to please a variety of palates. Enjoy the freshness and simplicity of this salad any day of the week!

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