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Cucumber Salad & Summer Vinaigrette

May 29, 2017

I made a cucumber salad to try out my Veggetti. I’m really, really bad at using this thing, for the record. Can I also just point out that saying “my Veggetti” seems wildly inappropriate for some reason? I feel like this name could have been chosen better… moving on…

 

I want to call this a detox vinaigrette because of the lemon and apple cider vinegar, but that may not sound as appealing to some. A great way to cut the sugar cravings during summer is to go sour. It throws off your taste buds and will quickly overpower your sugar wants.

 

Regardless, this is a great and guilt-free dressing for salads that is in keeping with the bright, spring/summery days ahead!

 

You’ll most likely have all the ingredients on hand, making it super easy to whip up on a whim, goes great on nearly any salad, and can be easily adjusted for more or less tartness or herb flavors based on what you like.

 

Apple Cider Vinegar benefits, to name a few

  • High in magnesium and potassium

  • Helps relieve acid reflux and heartburn

  • Balance blood sugar

  • Supports the immune system and sinus, giving some relief to seasonal allergies

 

Yes, you can use regular vinegar in this recipe, or even leave if out if you want. But I highly suggest you give ACV a shot!

 

Cucumber Salad & Summer Vinaigrette

 

Ingredients

Salad for 2

  • 2 cucumbers, chopped or veggettied(?)

  • 1 carrot, julienne or grated

  • ¼ c halved grape/cherry tomatoes

  • ¼ c chopped red onion

Vinaigrette for 2

  • 1 T apple cider vinegar

  • 1 T lemon or lime juice

  • 1 T Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)

  • ¼ tsp dill (ideally fresh)

  • ¼ tsp parsley

  • ¼ tsp garlic powder

  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard

  • Pinch of sugar or agave syrup

Directions

 

Combine all salad ingredients in a medium bowl or 2 small bowls.

 

Combine all ingredients for vinaigrette in jar, dressing holder, container that seals. Shake

vigorously until well mixed, about 30 seconds.

 

Drizzle over salad(s).

 

 

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