Saturday, 26 July 2014

Fennel and cucumber salad

Hello there! Sooooooo guess what! 

Did you guess already? 

How about now? 

Okay, I'll tell you! You may or may not have noticed me complaining about that teeny tiny housing situation that we have been dealing with for the past 3+ months. I mean, it's not like I was telling you about it in every single post or anything. Oh wait, I most definitely did that. Well, that housing situation is resolved because we officially got the key!!!! 

Now, the real work begins - remodeling, fixing up the house, and of course preparing a house tour for all of you! Hubby is going to be building the kitchen this week, and we have to start off with a bunch of work to make the house safe for said remodeling, but it's starting! Yay! Yes, I am currently doing a happy dance... 

Speaking of kitchens - today is Saturday, which means I have a recipe to share!  It's actually a salad recipe. I always question whether or not I should share these recipes. After all, they are so easy, and my dressings are so basic that I can hardly call them recipes. Buuuut, I'm sharing this one. Because it was good. Really, really good! 

Healthy salad recipes: fennel and cucumber salad #paleo #salad #yummy

With the summer heat scorching on full blast over here in the Netherlands, this salad is such a simple and refreshing treat! Plus it involves zero cooking, minimal mess, and is just difficult to get wrong, depending on how you feel about fennel, of course. 

Healthy salad recipes: fennel and cucumber salad #paleo #salad #yummy

Serving size 

Enough for 1 adult to enjoy! 


  • 1/4 fennel 
  • 1/2 a large cucumber 
  • 1 small green onion
  • 1 stalk celery 
  • 1 handful (1/4 cup) leafy greens of choice - I used mixed baby greens
  • 1 teaspoon chia seeds 
  • The juice of half a lemon
  • 1-2 tablespoons of healthy dressing of choice (I used a basic balsamic vinaigrette that consisted of 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil and 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar. I also added 1/4 teaspoon dried basil) 
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Optional: a 'pinch' of sprouts

Healthy salad recipes: fennel and cucumber salad #paleo #salad #yummy


  • Chop up the veggies into bite sized pieces of healthy deliciousness
  • Combine in a pretty bowl 
  • Add chia seeds, lemon juice, sprouts, salt and pepper, and dressing
  • Enjoy! 

Healthy salad recipes: fennel and cucumber salad #paleo #salad #yummy

For more healthy recipes, be sure to stop by my healthy recipes page! For more paleo inspiration, check out my paleo friendly recipes or my paleo pinterest board

Today,  I am linking up at Savoring Saturdays.

Thank you so much for stopping by!