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Cucumber Salad

Features:
  • Veg
Cuisine:
  • Medium

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Cucumber salad is a classic salad dish, right up there with Caesar salads and Cobb salads. The cucumbers are great to eat because they’re filling without having many carbs. They also have a heavy water content so they help you feel satiated longer which will help you avoid snacking on unhealthy foods like chips and cookies. This salad makes for a great snack or appetizer; not only are the cucumbers bite sized, but they’re also refreshing, so you should be sure to save this salad for a hot day.

Health Benefits

Cucumbers are one of those things that you know is healthy even if you don’t know why. The body of the cucumber is rich in essential vitamins and minerals like, vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium. They contain silica which is a rare trace mineral capable of strengthening the body’s connective tissues. Cucumbers also treat and heal many skin problems, which is why they are used in so many beauty regimens. They can lower eye swelling, heal sunburn, and even treat dermatitis.

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How to make Cucumber Salad

  1. Place cucumbers in small glass or plastic bowl.
  2. In a tightly covered container, shake remaining ingredients except dill weed.
    1. Pour mixture over cucumbers.
  3. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours to blend flavors.
  4. Drain cucumbers.
    1. Sprinkle with dill weed.
  5. Store covered in refrigerator until you’re ready to serve. 

Trivia

A slice of cucumber can act as a breath mint if you hold it to the roof of your mouth for 30 seconds. The phytochemicals inside it kill the bacteria responsible for halitosis.

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