Spotlight Recipes: Cucumber Madness

by in Healthy Recipes, August 10, 2009

Sesame Seed Cucumber Salad
If you’re a home gardener, you’re probably knee-deep in cool cukes right now. Many varieties are in season and, if you aren’t growing you’re own, they’re definitely available at your local farmers’ market or grocery store. Did you realize these crunchy veggies contribute to your fluid needs? One medium cucumber is 96% water — chomp on some to help battle August’s dehydrating temps. Cucumbers are also low in calories (24 calories each) and a good source of both vitamins C and K.

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  1. Bill_Kos says:

    Those leaves look more like shiso (I could be wrong since they're related), especially with the Asian influence of this dish. I might add some edamame to boost the protein content, and then call it lunch.

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