Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Lemony Dressing – Salads in September

Another great salad with ingredients readily available at your Local Farmers Market!  One of the main ingredients of this salad is Cucumbers.  Here are 3 reasons why you should be eating more Cucumbers:

  1. Hydration – Cucumbers are 95% water!  So eating them regular helps you stay hydrated and provides the benefits of hydration, like feeling full for weight management and having more energy.
  2. Skin Care – Thanks to their anti-inflammatory properties, cucumbers can help reduce skin puffiness – that is why you see spa patrons with cucumber slices over their eyes.
  3. Bad Breath Remedy – I haven’t tried this yet, but apparently holding a cucumber slice to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for bad breath.

Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Lemony Dressing

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Ingredients / Nutrition Info:

Salad:

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Dressing:

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Directions:

  • Combine the vinegars, lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper in a large bowl and whisk together
  • Cut the cucumber lengthwise and slice
  • Chop the tomatoes into halves
  • Chop the red onions
  • Chop the parsley
  • Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and parsley into the bowl with the dressing and mix everything together well
  • Let marinate in the fridge for about an hour before serving

Question for you:  What are your thoughts on cucumber water?

Cheers³

Reni

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