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Cucumber Salad: Healthy Recipe

Cucumber is the most widely used summer vegetables. It is rich in water and is very less in calories. That is why, dieters have cucumber regularly. You can either add few slices of juicy and crunchy cucumber in the sandwiches or have it as a filling salad. Cucumber fights dehydration, cleanses the body and promotes digestion. Cucumber is very healthy and nutritious. It is filled with water which is not only good for the body but also for the skin. Cucumber also reduces mouth odour and fights cancer. Moreover, it is a cheaply available vegetable.

Cucumber salad is a healthy and filling dish that can be consumed as a side dish or as a main course meal. Most of the dieters prefer salads as they are healthy, nutritious and most importantly, low in fats. As the summer vegetable is in the market, you can try this crunchy and filling recipe.

Cucumber salad recipe:

Serves: 2
Preparation time: 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • Cucumber- 2
  • Tomato- 1
  • Onion- 1 (optional)
  • Lemon juice- 1tbsp
  • Chaat masala- 1tsp
  • Black salt- as per taste

Procedure

  • Peel the cucumber and cut them into slices.
  • Cut the onions and tomatoes into thin slices.
  • In a bowl, mix all the vegetables namely cucumber, tomato, onion slices.
  • Add lemon juice, chaat masala and black salt. Mix well.

Cucumber salad is ready to eat. Serve it immediately to avoid gastric problems. If you want, you can make a perfect salad by adding other vegetables like cabbage, lettuce and parsley.

Story first published: Thursday, April 4, 2013, 19:47 [IST]
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