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Carrot Cucumber Salad

Need an easy side salad? This 6 ingredient carrot cucumber salad takes just 5 minutes to make, and is great with lots of different dishes, like this 15 Minute Pantry Pasta with 'Homemade' Tomato Sauce.
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Rebecca


  • cutting board
  • Mandoline Slicer
  • knife
  • Measuring cups, spoons
  • tongs
  • small mixing bowl


  • 1 cup sliced english cucumber or about 3-4 inches cucumber
  • ½ medium carrot julienned
  • 2 tablespoons thinly sliced red onion or a small handful
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • pinch salt


  • Thinly slice 3-4 inch long section of an english cucumber, julienne ½ medium sized carrot, and thinly slice about two tablespoons of red onion. Transfer vegetables to a small mixing bowl, set aside.
  • Pour the following ingredients over vegetables: 3 Tablespoons red wine vinegar, ¼ teaspoon sugar, ¼ teaspoon oregano, and a pinch of salt. Mix well.
  • Set aside to marinade for at least 10 minutes. Enjoy.