Refreshing Cucumber Salad
There’s nothing like a cucumber salad side to add some freshness to any dish. When selecting cucumbers for this cucumber salad be sure to choose firm, green and slender cucumbers. You must be choosy when it comes to cucumbers for this cucumber salad or any cucumber salad. No one wants soft spots or wrinkled skin on a cucumber or anywhere else. When bringing home your cucumbers for this cucumber salad it is important to store the cucumbers in the refrigerator. Its always best to make your cucumber salad within one week of purchasing your cucumbers. Before getting started on this cucumber salad it is important to rinse your cucumbers in cool water; use vegetable cleaner if you have it. Cucumbers are always best eaten raw and that’s what makes them so ideal for a cucumber salad. A cucumber salad is the most refreshing and quenching salad you can prepare after a gym workout or long run. You can make a cucumber salad for lunch at work to cut back on calories and fat. If you are on a diet you will love how filling a cucumber salad can be without filling you out. Lose weight and feel great with this cucumber salad recipe. Using fresh cucumbers to make a salad also promotes a healthy skin and works as a directic to help clean out out your urinary tract. A cucumber salad serves so many beneficial purposes to ones body.
Best Cucumber Salad Recipe
The best cucumber salad recipe is comes from fresh, firm cucumbers. You want use organic cucumbers whenever possible because they do not add that layer of wax to the skin of the cucumber. That layer of wax is not bad for you but it does take away from all the nutrients in the skin of a cucumber. Making a cucumber salad as part of your regular diet routine is a great way to add more vegetables to your routine. Because a cucumber salad absorbs most of what you put into it, you can add a variety of different ingredients each time for something new and different. Serve this cucumber salad as a meal or a side to a chicken salad sandwich or some fresh tuna. Eating light has never been so easy when you can make a cucumber salad.
Cucumber Salad Ingredients:
• 1 seedless cucumber, peeled and chopped
• 2 tbsp white vinegar
• 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
• 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
• 1 tbsp olive oil
• 1 teaspoon minced garlic
• 1 tablespoon white sugar
• 1 teaspoon salt
Directions for Cucumber Salad:
1. In a medium mixing bowl; whisk together the vinegar, parsley, dill, oil, garlic, sugar, and salt.
2. Add the cucumber and stir to coat.
3. Cover and chill in refrigerator 4 to 8 hours. Stir well before serving.
Nutrition Facts for Cucumber Salad:
Yields 4 servings Amount Per Serving 1 serving: Calories: 30 | Total Fat: >1g | Cholesterol: 0mg
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