Refreshing Salad (Insalaaddo) Salade Rafraîchissante سلطة منعشة

Refreshing Salad (Insalaaddo) Salade Rafraîchissante سلطة منعشة


This cool, refreshing salad says summer to us but it is great all year round. The refreshing feeling comes from the moisture-laden cucumbers and tomatoes, and the mild onion flavour from the green onions.  The salad also has a wonderful texture with different levels of crunchiness ranging from the slight resistance offered by the firm tomatoes, to the more crunchy cucumber, and finally the crunchy carrot with its sweet, earthy flavour. The lemon juice and parsley add a great balance to the salad and brighten its flavours.

We found that it is a good choice for those who normally would not eat salads that have salad greens. To make it an even more un-salad salad, we sometimes add diced pears or apples or both. We also add diced watermelon if we buy a watermelon and find out that it is not sweet enough to eat.

Cette salade rafraîchissante évoque l’été pour nous mais elle est parfaite tout au long de l’année. Son effet rafraîchissant vient des tomates et des concombres gorgés d’eau, et de la saveur délicate des oignons nouveaux. La salade a aussi une texture fantastique avec plusieurs niveaux de croquant allant de la résistance faible offerte par les tomates fermes, au concombre plus croquant, puis finalement la carotte très croquante avec sa saveur douce et terreuse. Le jus de citron et le persil apportent son équilibre à la salade et relève ses saveurs.

Nous avons trouvé qu’il s’agissait d’un bon choix pour ceux qui ne mangent pas de salades qui contiennent de la verdure. Pour en faire encore plus une salade sans salade, nous ajoutons parfois des dés de poire ou de pommes ou les deux. Nous ajoutons aussi des dés de pastèque si celle que nous venons d’acheter n’est pas assez sucrée.



Ingredients - Ingrédients



(Tbsp is a tablespoon; tsp is a teaspoon)
(1 cup = 237 mL; 1 Tbsp = 15 mL; 1 tsp = 5 mL) all level measurements

Serves 4 to 6

2 Firm tomatoes
½ English cucumber
1 Carrot
3 Green onions
½ cup Flat leaf parsley
½ tsp Salt
½ Lemon
1 Tbsp Extra virgin olive oil


Waxa loo baahanyahay:   

(QW waa qaaddo weyn – midda cuntada lagu cuno; qy waa qaaddo yar)
(1 koob = 237 mL; 1 QW = 15 mL; 1 qy = 5 mL)

2 Yaanyo ad-adag
½ Qajaar Ingiriis (“English cucumber” waa qajaar waaweyn)
1 Karooto
3 Basal cagaaran
½ koob baqduunis fidsan (caleemo fidsan)
½ qy Cusbo

½ Liin dhanaan
1 QW Saliidda oliivada oo bikirka ah (miiritaanka koowaad)

Ku-filan 4 ilaa 6 qofood



Pour 4 à 6 personnes

2 tomates fermes
½ concombre (variété anglaise, plus douce)
1 carotte
3 oignons nouveaux (ou ciboules)
½ mesure de persil plat
½ cc de sel
½ citron
1 cs d’huile d’olive extra vierge

Steps for preparing the salad - Étapes pour préparer la salade

1. Dice the tomatoes. 2. Seed and dice the cucumber. 3.  Dice the carrot. 4. Chop the green onions. 5. Chop the parsley. 6. Add the salt. 7. Add the lemon juice. 8. Add the olive oil. 9. Mix well and serve.

1. Yaanyada yaryareey. 2. Qajaarka miraha ka-saar oo jarjar. 3. Karootada jarjar. 4. Basasha cagaaran jarjar. 5. Baqduuniska aad u-yaryareey. 6. Cusbada ku-dar. 7. Liinta ku-miir. 8. Saliidda oliivada ku-dar. 9. Si-fiican u-walaaq.

1. Couper les tomates en dés. 2. Enlever les graines et couper en dés le concombre. 3. Couper la carotte en dés. 4. Émincer les oignons. 5. Hacher le persil. 6. Saler. 7. Ajouter le jus du demi citron. 8. Ajouter l’huile d’olive. 9. Bien mélanger et servir.




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10 Responses to Refreshing Salad (Insalaaddo) Salade Rafraîchissante سلطة منعشة
  1. Umu Yusra
    June 5, 2012 | 9:22 pm

    Maashaa Allaah!!!.
    Jazaaaaaaaaakumullaahu khayran khayral jazaa.

    • A&L
      June 5, 2012 | 11:31 pm

      Aad iyo aad ayaa u-mahadsan tahay.

  2. sumaya
    June 6, 2012 | 6:59 am

    Asc wr wb? Mashaa Allaah tabaarakallaah
    Allaah ha idin xifdiyo waadna ku mahadsantihin

    • A&L
      June 6, 2012 | 8:14 pm

      Wacalaykum Assalaam Waraxmatullaahi Wabarakaatuh,
      Mahadsanid walaal.

  3. Umasmaa
    June 8, 2012 | 3:40 am

    asalaamu aleekum wallaalehega qaaligoow maashaa allaah tislamiin dhinac walba weyka qurxoontahay xaga dhadhanka xaga nadarka maashaa allaah aadaa oogu mahadsantahay wax qabatkiina wanaaga iyo quruxda badan jazaakallaahu kheeyran baarakallaahu fiik dunyaa wal aakhira

    • A&L
      June 9, 2012 | 2:24 pm

      Aad iyo aad ayaan u-mahadsantahay. Waxaad tahay walaal qaali ah. Jazaakilaah khayr.

  4. Ayan
    June 8, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    Asallamu Aleykum my brother and sister A&L,

    I used to look for tasty salad, and this dish looks amazing. I thank you both for this great dish,I can’t wait to try isha-Allah. I can’t help, but noticing how sharp is the knife you’re using,Maasha-Allah. I really admired your kitchen supplies. I am planing to buy food procesor and cake mixer in the future Isha-Allah. I do use small food procesor now, but I need big one,and I would love if you guys give me any suggestions which brand I should buy from. I saw some great reviews about Kitchen Aid on the internet,but I like your opinions more of what should I buy. Thank you again and Jizakallahu-kheyr

    • A&L
      June 9, 2012 | 3:43 pm

      Wa-alaykum as-salaam dear sister Ayan,

      Thank you very much for taking the time to comment. We have an electric knife sharpener, it really helps in the kitchen. Both KitchenAid and Cuisinart make good food processors and stand mixers. See which one has a better offer when you are ready to bye. Thank you for the question.

  5. Ummuayma
    February 14, 2013 | 5:17 am

    Mashallh Mahadsanidin walal

    • A&L
      February 14, 2013 | 9:37 pm

      Adigaa mudan walaal.

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