This Cucumber Tomato salad is so refreshing and hydrating. I particularly love this dish in the summertime, as its cooling on the body, high in vitamin c, is light and satisfying, and energizing.
Crisp, water-rich cucumber is hydrating to your digestive system, muscles and skin. Juicy, deep-red tomatoes offer a dose of vitamins, magnesium, folate, and an anti-cancer agent called Lycopene.
Avocado is a wonderful source of monounsaturated fatty acids. These beauties are a naturally nutrient-dense food and contain nearly 20 vitamins and minerals. Avocado's also contain more potassium than bananas, are high in fiber, and have 2 grams of protein per 1 cup.
Studies note that eating avocados on a regular basis can lower cholesterol and triglyceride levels, making this a powerhouse food.
Instead of using dairy for the creamy dill dressing, we use a soy yogurt, which is rich in protein, and offer the same creaminess the dairy would. But, without the unnecessary fat, guilt and all that comes along with consuming dairy.
You can even make your own homemade soy yogurt if you prefer.
People don’t usually think of herbs having any nutritional value but on the contrary. Fresh dill weed is an excellent source of calcium, manganese, iron, and antioxidants.
Dill also contains flavonoids that provide anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties. This makes this little herb a source of incredible health benefits.
Stay refreshed with these plant-based recipes:
- Corn, Tomato Salad
- Vegan Caprese Salad with Blackberry & Watermelon
- Watermelon Salad with Tofu Feta
- Vegan Waldorf Salad with Apples & Raisins
A splash of Apple Cider vinegar offers a tanginess and a punch of probiotics. Make sure to use the Bragg’s brand “with the mother”, which means it’s a live food. This type of apple cider vinegar has beneficial bacteria, which is important for healthy and regular gut health.
Overall, this salad is super refreshing. Also, if you would like to boost the protein and soluble fiber levels, chickpeas aka garbanzo beans are a wonderful ingredient to add.
*If you’d like to keep this sugar free, you can use maple syrup to sweeten or omit altogether.
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