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:
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.
For the salad:
- Red onion
- English cucumber
For the dressing:
- olive oil
- apple cider vinegar
- fresh or dried oregano
- pinch of sea salt
1.) Chop your vegetables, set aside.
2.) Add all the ingredients for the dressing to a small bowl and whisk together.
3.) Combine the veggies and the dressing in a bowl and serve.
See how easy?!? You won’t be disappointed by the flavor either – it’s delicious! Light, easy, healthy, and yummy! Enjoy! 🙂