CLEANSING CUCUMBER SALAD

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As I mentioned in my last post, the week after Halloween is all about cleansing meals, so today’s lunch was no different!  I saw this pin on Pinterest for a sour cream and dill cucumber salad:

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It reminded me of how great cucumbers are for cleansing the body!  In general, cucumbers are about 95% water, and all that water acts as a broom in your body, sweeping waste and toxins out of your system.  Aiding in cleansing the system is not the only health benefit of cucumbers.  Some other include the following.

  • relieves heartburn
  • great for your skin
  • aids in weight loss
  • good for the eyes
  • reduces risk of several cancers
  • stabilizes blood pressure
  • helps digestion
  • good for the kidneys and gall bladder
  • reduces cholesterol

I decided to throw together a cucumber salad despite it being more of a summer dish.  It was light and delicious, just the way I wanted it to turn out.  Not only that, but it only contains 3 main ingredients (not including the dressing), and every single ingredient (including the dressing) aids in cleansing your system and providing essential nutrients.

CLEANSING CUCUMBER SALAD

Ingredients: amounts depend on how many you are serving.  Use as much or as little of each ingredient as you would like.

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For the salad:

  • Tomato
  • Red onion
  • English cucumber

For the dressing:

  • olive oil
  • apple cider vinegar
  • fresh or dried oregano
  • pinch of sea salt

Directions:

1.) Chop your vegetables, set aside.

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2.) Add all the ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and whisk together.

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3.) Combine the veggies and the dressing in a bowl and serve.

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See how easy?!?  You won’t be disappointed by the flavor either – it’s delicious!  Light, easy, healthy, and yummy!  Enjoy! 🙂

 

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