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Sunday, February 12, 2012

EAT: Cucumber Dill Salad

This Salad, is one of my all time favourite eats. It is light, tangy, and refreshing. It is a cleansing salad, with flavour.

Cucumbers, like watermelon are 95% water; so they help keep the body hydrated and temperate. Cucumbers are one of the best foods for helping the body flush out toxins. Cucumbers are rich in both potassium and magnesium. Studies on the vegetable have been shown to suggest that eating cucumbers can help lower blood pressure, and hypertension.

5 cucumbers peeled and thinly sliced
1 red onion, diced
2 cups of spinach 
2 bunches chopped dill

In a large salad bowl combine the cucumbers. onion, spinach, and dill.

1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tbsp sea salt
5 cloves of garlic; peeled/minced

In a high speed blender, or by hand combine the dressing ingredients and blend until smooth. 

Fold the dressing into the salad, and mix well.


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