Cucumbers are fruits of a gourd plant widely cultivated and eaten mainly as a vegetable. The three main varieties of cucumbers are slicing, pickling, and seedless. Cucumbers have a mild with a distinctly crisp, refreshing taste. They contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss. They are low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. Containing antioxidants and many important nutrients, eating cucumbers is good for overall health and wellness. Cucumbers are very versatile and can easily be added to any diet. They can be eaten peeled or unpeeled, sliced and added to salads, pickled, juiced, blended into smoothies or used for veggie roll-ups. Cucumbers are even used in many beauty products for their natural soothing, healing and hydrating properties.
In this recipe, a medley of finely shredded English cucumber, thinly sliced red onion, and chopped scallions is tossed in a light, tangy, and mildly spicy lime vinaigrette. This fresh cucumber salad with lime dressing is perfect on hot summer days when you just can’t get enough of refreshing salads. Locally called ajar in Thailand, this salad is absolutely quick and easy to make. It can be eaten on its own or as a condiment to any of your favorite grilled or fried dishes.
This recipe takes about 20 minutes to make. Serves 3 to 4.
• 1 large English cucumber, shredded
• 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
• 2 scallion stalks, chopped
• juice of 1 lime
• 2 tbsp rice vinegar
• 2 tbsp fish sauce
• 2 tbsp oil
• 1tbsp honey
• 1 tsp red pepper flakes
To prepare the dressing, put lime juice, rice vinegar, fish sauce, oil, honey, and red pepper flakes in a small bowl.
Whisk until all the ingredients are well combined.
Put the shredded cucumber, thinly sliced onion, and chopped scallions in a large mixing bowl.
Pour the fresh lime dressing over the vegetables and toss well.
Transfer salad to a serving dish.
Ideas And Tips:
To make a creamy dressing, blend the ingredients in a blender or food processor.
Aside from cucumber, you can use green papaya, yellow squash, jicama, daikon, asparagus, celery, chayote, turnip or zucchini.
For the oil, you can use olive oil, sesame oil, grapeseed oil or avocado oil.
The fresh lime dressing can be kept refrigerated for up to 2 weeks.
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