It’s Garden week At Clean Cut, Try This Fresh Cucumber Salad For A Refreshing Treat

It’s Garden week At Clean Cut, Try This Fresh Cucumber Salad For A Refreshing Treat

Its garden time!! August is where you begin to reap the benefits of your home garden!  All that work, watering, weeding and talking to those babies…yup all worth it when you pick that fresh organic produce.

This is my Dad.  He may have one of the best home gardens in the state.  With a whole lot of TLC over the years and a lot of failed and successful attempts, he has it down to a science.  He drops me bags of herbs, veggies and green goodness, but sometimes its hard to find something fresh to do with it!

TODAY, lets focus on this amazing CUCUMBER!!!

  • HIGH IN NUTRIENTS: Vitamin C, K Magnesium and Potassium to name a few
  • HIGH IN ANTIOXIDANTS
  • PROMOTES HYDRATION: 96% H2O
  • MAY AID IN WEIGHT LOSS: Flavorful and LOW calorie
  • MAY LOWER BLOOD SUGAR

So eat up and enjoy this summer Clean Cut Cucumber Salad, we sure will!

Clean Cut Cucumber Dill Salad

  • 4 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (or 1 big one like this pic! Estimate)
  • 1/2 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup 4% plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp chopped dill
  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • freshly ground salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Add Greek yogurt, dill and apple cider vinegar to a bowl and mix to combine.
  2. Add in cucumbers and red onion to the bowl and fold everything together until well combined and the dressing has coated the cucumbers.
  3. Cover and refrigerate.  Marinate a few hours and enjoy!
Clean Cut Fall Pumpkin Seed Kale Salad

Clean Cut Fall Pumpkin Seed Kale Salad

Salad is not just for summer!  Add a twist of fall to your next green bowl and enjoy this season with some great health benefits.  Pumpkin seeds are pretty cool, and easy to add to any salad!
  • 1 oz of pumpkin seeds pack 7g of protein, 6g of omega-6’s, and are high in fiber
  • Packed with antioxidents
  • Decrease risk of breast and prostate cancers
  • High in magnesium
  • Lowers blood sugar
  • Can improve sleep

So grab some of these powerful seeds and enjoy this fall treat!

 

Clean Cut Fall Pumpkin Seed Kale Salad
Ingredients:
4 cups chopped kale massaged with olive oil

1/2 avocado, diced
Sliced radish
1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon crumbled goat cheese (optional)
1/2 lemon
Lemon Vinaigrette:
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
Juice of 1 lime
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
Whisk all the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a small bowl and set aside.
Using a large mixing bowl, add kale and 1 tbsp of olive oil and lemon on top. Massage kale with olive oil and lemon with your hands to soften. Let it sit for about 5 minutes. Then, top with diced avocado, radish, pumpkin seeds and goat cheese.  Pour vinaigrette on top and toss to combine! Serves 2

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