Marinated Cucumber Salad
FOOD AS MEDICINE
Salads don’t always have to mean lettuce (though we always advocate for 2-3 cups leafy greens daily) and they definitely don’t have to be boring! This marinated cucumber salad is a great way to switch things up while reaping the benefits of cucumbers. Cucumbers are incredibly hydrating which is especially important as temperatures heat up. They have a diuretic property which acts to flush toxins out of the body and maintain healthy tissue and skin. Cucumber is extremely low in calories and carbs making it a great vehicle for healthy fats and a great side for rich protein dishes. This salad uses thinly sliced cucumbers, bell peppers red onions along with mint and parsley for an antioxidant-packed side dish or condiment to top burgers, braises and more!
1 large English cucumber, thinly sliced on mandoline
1/4 medium bell pepper, thinly sliced
1/4 medium red onion, thinly sliced
4 Tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped
2 Tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
3 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
3 Tbsp olive oil
Coarse sea salt and black pepper to taste
Combine the sliced cucumber, bell pepper, red onion and herbs in a large bowl. In a separate bowl, combine the apple cider vinegar and olive oil with a pinch sea salt and pepper. Pour over the salad, then season to taste. Allow to marinate at least 30 minutes before serving.
Makes 4 servings
Nutrition per serving: 118 Calories, 10g Fat, 7g Carbs, 1g Protein, 1g Fiber
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