Food,  Side Dishes

Dill-licious Cucumber Salad

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A Dill-licious cucumber salad is on the menu today. The other day when I saw some fresh Dill on my neighborhood market, I immediately grab couple of bunch and know what I am going to make first.

This Dill-licious cucumber salad is most easy to put together and most refreshing salad ever. Well at least to my taste. I like cucumber all around the year but on summer time, I like cucumber salad that can be made ahead and eat cold.

Dill-licious Cucumber Salad

This salad requires very few ingredients. First we need fresh cucumber. I use here some regular baby cucumbers; they are soft and have less seeds. You can use seedless cucumber too. I prefer to peel of my cucumbers. Then we need a big bunch of fresh dill leaves and red onion or shallots. We will marinade them with simple homemade vinaigrette.

Fun fact about Cucumber:

I love cucumber before even knowing all its health fact and after knowing its nutrients and benefits, I love them more. (lol). here is some quick fact that i collected from web so you can fall in love with cucumber just like me.

  • Even though 95% of a cucumber is water but still it has a lot of nutrients like Vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5 and B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Iron, Calcium, Zinc, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium.
  • Cucumbers have been around for a very long time. They were first domestically grown in ancient India around the 2nd-3rd millennia BC.
  • Worldwide cucumber production was 57.5 million tons in 2010 alone.
  • Study shows cucumber helps to cool down temperature of the blood.
  • In beauty section cucumber is very popular. Cucumbers not only help to relax our facial skins but they can help lower eye puffiness. Cucumber gives an almost instant relief to sun burnt skin and they can actually cure bad breath too.

After trying this Dill-licious Cucumber Salad, you may want to try more cucumber cucumber salad. So here is two more cucumber salad recipe to try.

Dill-licious Cucumber Salad

Course Salad
Keyword Cucumber salad, summer recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Cups Cucumber (thinly sliced)
  • 1/2 Cup Dill (finely chopped)
  • 1/2 Cup Red Onion
  • 1/4 Cup Lemon Juice (add less if its very tangy)
  • 1/4 Cup Apple cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 Cup Olive oil
  • Sea Salt to your taste

Instructions

  1. Mix everything in a bowl. Cover with a plastic wraps and let it chill in the fridge for couple of hours before serving.

Recipe Notes

Usually I add salt just before serving so it won't watery too much. 

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