Strawberry Cucumber Salad

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Strawberry cucumber salad is a sweet, juicy and crunchy summer time blend of two terrific foods, strawberry and cucumber. The sweet and tart drizzle that you make to accompany this salad makes it a tantalizing accompaniment to rich BBQ meats, chicken or fish. Add seasoned rice, and you have a meal that is perfect for a hot summer’s night.

Strawberries are a knock out in terms of their nutrition. Strawberries are one of the very best sources for anti-oxidants among all foods that you could eat. They are also full of vitamins and minerals, as you may have guessed. Be careful, though, to buy the freshest strawberries you can find. Their nutritional value falls quickly after they have been picked. As well, strawberries should be eaten at their ripest point in order to maximize the many benefits they bring.

Cucumbers are also a knock out vegetable and you should eat plenty of it. Cucumbers are loaded with anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant capacity. As well, cucumbers contain a unique polyphenol called lignans. This health benefiting substance has been found to have a strong connection with reduced risk of cardiovascular disease. Cucumbers, unsurprisingly, are also chock full of vitamins including vitamins A, B, C, D, E, and many others. So you can feel really good about eating your cucumber and encourage your family to dig in whenever they want.

Together, cucumbers and strawberries are a lovely, tangy, juicy and wonderfully refreshing salad. It’s a great food to serve when days are very hot, and appetites when as a result. This salad will not only restore key vitamins, but are a good source of fluids. So why not try this salad tonight? It is quick and affordable, and very pretty to look at. Find out how to make this recipe and many others at the website, Oh Sweet Basil, by following the link below.

Nutrition Facts for: Strawberry Cucumber Salad From Oh Sweet Basil
Ingredients: Fresh strawberries, cucumbers, balsamic vinegar, honey.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 73, Calories from Fat 4, Total Fat 0.4g 1%, Saturated Fat 0.0g 0%, Cholesterol 0mg 0%, Sodium 3mg 0%, Potassium 258mg 7%, Carbohydrates 18.3g 6%, Dietary Fiber 2.2g 9%, Sugars 14.3g, Protein 1.1g, Vitamin A 2%, Vitamin C 91%, Calcium 3%, Iron 3%

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