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This Cucumber Salad Recipe Will Quickly Become a Family Favorite


This Cucumber Salad Recipe Will Quickly Become a Family Favorite

This cucumber salad recipe is going to become a favorite salad at family gatherings. It's so light and refreshing, and is a great topping to burgers in pita pockets. If eaten that way, it does get messy, so grab a few extra napkins!

The combination of the cucumber and onions adds a crunchy, succulent flavor. Best yet, this recipe is so easy to make. If you want to add more color and flavor, throw in a few halved cherry tomatoes.

Cucumber Salad Recipe


1 medium cucumber, sliced
1 medium onion, sliced
2 teaspoons salt
2 Tablespoons sugar
2 Tablespoons vinegar
1 cup cold water
1/4 teaspoon pepper



Mix all ingredients together and chill before serving.

Health Benefits of Cucumbers

Many Americans want to know what's in the food that they eat, and for good reason. Many people don't get the nutrients that they need every day. Because of that, they suffer from avoidable problems like fatigue, bloating, and a higher susceptibility to illness. Let's see what cucumbers can do to help you get the nutrition you need each day.

Cucumbers will provide you with almost all of your daily need for vitamin K. Vitamin K is used by the body for blood clotting. In addition, cucumbers provide a decent amount of vitamin C, a nutrient that boosts your immune system and helps promote healthy skin. Manganese is another nutrient that's found in decent amounts in cucumbers. Manganese is used by the body to metabolize fat and carbohydrates.

Cucumbers consist of over 95% water. Because the water content in them is so high, they can actually help you stay hydrated. We are often under the misbelief that the only water we get is from what we drink; that is simply not the case! We can actually get a decent amount of water from eating certain foods, like cucumbers, that have a high water content. Of course, eating cucumbers doesn't mean you shouldn't be drinking water.

If you want to maximize the nutritional value of this salad, leave the skins on the cucumbers when you slice them. A lot of the nutritional value of a cucumber is held in the skin.

If you enjoyed this recipe, definitely check out some of our other recipes. We have dozens of recipes that are just as healthy and delicious as this cucumber salad. Enjoy!

Do not take the content of this article as professional medical or nutritional adviceIt's important to exercise due diligence when obtaining relevant information in matters pertaining to your health. Always consult with your healthcare provider before making any medical decisions.

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