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Cucumber Salad

Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1-2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • 1/2 pack of fresh dill (roughly 4+ tablespoons)
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • dash of fresh cracked pepper
  • pinch of sea salt
  • pinch of red pepper flakes (optional)
  1. Combine the herbs, sour cream, lemon juice, vinegar, and salt and pepper. Adjust to taste.
  2. Stir in cucumbers, ready to serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.

I made this with 1 1/2 cucumbers and still had some dip remaining that I ate with carrots.  So this recipe is definitely liberal enough to add some additional vegetables or more cucumbers. You could also just serve the sour cream with the herbs as a vegetable dip on a veggie tray.  A vegan blogger that I follow made a vegan variation of this recipe with radishes in it too.

I also found some fun facts about cucumbers I recommend you check out!  They can eliminate bad breath, be used to erase pen and crayon marks, and even prevent a hangover!

Cucumber Salad

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Loaded Salad

“It is increasingly obvious that environmentally sustainable solutions to world hunger can only emerge as people eat more plant foods and fewer animal products. To me it is deeply moving that the same food choices that give us the best chance to eliminate world hunger are also those that take the least toll on the environment, contribute the most to our long-term health, are the safest, and are also, far and away, the most compassionate towards our fellow creatures.” -John Robbins (Author of Diet for a New America and The Food Revolution)

This salad & salad dressing are scrumdiddilyumptious!!

Salad

  • 2 cup red romaine
  • 2 cup green leaf lettuce
  • 1/2 avocado
  • 1/4 carrot, shaved
  • 1/4 cucumber, sliced
  • 3-4 pieces of marinated artichoke hearts
  • 1 T chia seeds
  • 1 T hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup feta (exclude for vegan)
  • 1 hard boiled egg (exclude for vegan)

Toss the ingredients together.

Salad Dressing

  • 3 parts EVOO
  • 2 parts red wine vinegar
  • dried basil, sprinkle in generously
  • dried rosemary, sprinkle in generously
  • salt & pepper to taste

Whisk ingredients together.  It is a good practice to make your own salad dressings whenever possible because you don’t need to consume preservatives, additives, and ‘natural flavors’ that are terrible for your health!  It blows my mind that salad dressings often have in excess of 10-15 ingredients when you can make your own for a fraction of that.

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