- medium cucumbers – thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup cider or white vinegar
- 1/3 cup water
- 1/4 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/8 tsp pepper
- Chopped fresh dill weed or parsley to taste
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.
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.
How to make Cucumber Salad
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.