The abundance of summer garden fresh vegetables such as cucumbers make for wonderful, simple summer salads.This easy cucumber salad is great side dish with any meal.

 

Fresh Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

  • 1½ large cucumbers
  • 1-2 tsp. sea salt (for salting the cucumber)
  • 4 large green onions
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • ¼ cup extra virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
  • 1/8 tsp. fresh pepper

Directions:

  1.  Slice cucumber very finely (If you have a Mandolin Slicer, set to 1/8” thick).  Sprinkle cucumber liberally with salt and let sit in a colander in your sink for 1 hour to drain liquids.
  2. 
Rinse cucumber thoroughly to be sure you’ve rinsed all the salt off.  Let the cucumber slices drain on paper towels or a clean towel to dry completely.
  3. Slice green onions.  Finely chop cilantro.  Finely zest lemon.  Combine onions, cilantro, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil and pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Pour dressing over the cucumber, stir to incorporate and serve!  You can refrigerate this salad for several hours up to overnight.

Cheers to a healthier you!

dr. ingrid

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