Friday, October 7, 2011

Cucumber Salad


"A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing." ~ Samuel Johnson

 Oh, now, Mr. Johnson, surely you never tasted my cucumber salad!

Cucumber Salad
serves 2 ~ $2.75 per serving

2 cucumbers ($1.00)
1 medium onion ($.05)
1/2 avocado ($.75)
2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20) 
1 teaspoon  tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 oz arugula ($3.50)
red pepper flakes

This is super simple and it's the dressing that makes it creamy and delish.

In a small bullet type blender, puree about half of one of the cucumbers, a couple onions slices, the half avocado, olive oil, tarragon, salt and pepper until very creamy and smooth. This will take a couple minutes.

Slice the rest of the cucumbers and onion and toss with the arugula. Dress and add a few crushed red pepper flakes.

Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.

calories: 307
fat: 49 gr
carbs: 40 gr
protein: 9 gr



I read The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle in 2007. I read it in one sitting and it inspired me to go vegan right away. I've never looked back. And now .. yay! ... I'm going to get to meet Dr. Tuttle. He'll be giving a WPD lecture here on Sunday afternoon at 1pm. We may have an extra seat or two, so if you live in or near southern mid Michigan and would like to attend, just shoot me an email at lisaviger@yahoo.com for more info.


3 comments:

  1. WOW! That's awesome... (I'm going to use English cucumbers in the salad...regular cukes repeat on me)

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  2. That looks lovely and so light a refreshing too!

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  3. Me Johnson was obviously suffering from a lack of imagination. ;-) Your cucumber salad looks delicious.

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