This Cucumber Salad is easy and tasty! A 5-minute recipe that is low in fat and calories. Cucumbers are known for their refreshing high water content. Vegetables rich in water naturally help cleanse the body. They are usually a companion vegetable with a salad or sandwich. But this recipe brings the cucumber front and center. We get to enjoy it for its simplicity but satisfying taste.
This seasonal fruit is also noted for the variety of trace vitamins and minerals including almost all of the B-vitamins, calcium, potassium, magnesium, iron and zinc. Many of these nutrients are missing from the standard American diet.
The non-dairy salad dressing is popular with us because it is rich and made creamy using tahini (sesame seeds). The raisins, an ideal energy superfood gives this salad an additional boost of nutrient-rich ingredients, including fiber, iron, selenium, and potassium. The kelp granules add iodine and potassium. A whole grain or sesame cracker works well with this salad.
1/2 bottle of Annie's Goddess Dressing* (or more)
1/2 cup raisins (white or brown)
1 tbsp. of olive oil
½ tsp. of kelp granules
1 large cucumber
-Add chopped walnuts or sesame seeds
-Drizzle with roasted sesame oil
-Try some other non-dairy salad dressing
Wash cucumber and do not remove the skin.
Slice into ¼-inch (or thinner) slices and then quarter each slice and place in medium salad bowl. Add raisins.
In a separate small bowl, mix dressing, olive oil, and kelp. Mix well.
Pour salad mixture over cucumber and toss, making sure that it is mixed well.
Chill or serve immediately
*Goddess dressing may be replaced with any healthy salad dressing, or oil and vinegar.
-Good source of fiber if skin is not removed
-Great for healthy skin and eyes
-Great pick for dieters because of low calorie and fat content
-Refreshing and energizing!
Note: Annie's dressing can be purchased at most health food stores.