Creamy Cucumer Salad

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Creamy Cucumber salad is an especial favorite of the summer time, blending the creaminess of a dressing with the fresh crunch of cucumber. Yum. Cucumbers are the kings of summer time. The eating variety is fresh, cool and delicious, even when you pluck it from the vine in the high heat of a summers day. The water of cucumber content is high, which makes them refreshing to bite in to, and the slightly bitter flavor of the skin offsets the mild flesh really nicely. Cucumbers chop, shred, and blend equally well in all kinds of dishes.

Cucumbers are related to both squashes like zucchini and melons like cantaloupe, which explains their mild and slightly sweet flavor. Technically, they are a fruit, not a vegetable at all. Cucumbers take on and pair with other flavors really well, for that reason. You can use cucumbers that contain a seeded middle for salads, although with the non-seed varieties you often get a better salad. Cucumbers are also very good for you. They contain lignans, which have been associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease as well as various kinds of cancer including prostate, breast, and other types. Cucumbers also contain antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, further contributing to good health. Cucumbers also contain vitamin C, B1, manganese, and many other vitamins and minerals.

There are all kinds of cucumber varieties. The classic green colored is probably most widely available, but cucumbers can also be white, yellow, and sometimes orange. Their shape is broadly round, but sometimes shorter and fatter and at other times, long and lean. The English Cucumber has gained prominence in the past few years for its particularly long, very firm and non-seed center, making it perfect for slicing, as needed in this recipe. This recipe recommends the English cucumber for that very reason.

This salad can be prepared with helping hands, and the aspiring cook in your family can probably prepare this cucumber salad without any assistance or oversight. The salad is quick, affordable and easy to make. As well, it is nutrient rich and delicious. What more could we ask for, for dinner tonight?

Nutrition Facts for: Creamy Cucumber Salad From Bake at Midnight
Ingredients: Seedless cucumber, kosher salt, sour cream, fresh chives, fresh dill weed, white wine vinegar, black pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 14, Calories from Fat 1, Total Fat 0.1g 0%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 3mg 0%, Potassium 141mg 4%, Carbohydrates 3.2g 1%, Dietary Fiber 0.5g 2%, Sugars 1.3g, Protein 0.7g, Vitamin A 3%, Vitamin C 5%, Calcium 3%,Iron 3%

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