A Witch in the Kitchen: "A Delicious Fresh Cucumber Salad for the FruitsAndVeggiesMonday"

in hive-148441 •  2 months ago 
Getting fresh vegetables and fruits in these days of quarantine and lack of fuel is something quite complicated for Venezuelans, however some miracle can be done, for example this weekend I managed to get some good fresh cucumbers, and since this is one of my favorite fruits I supplied myself very well with these, at home my father and mother love it just like me, however my brothers are not fans of eating them, so, they miss it.

A delicious cucumber salad with a touch of mustard and a sweet touch in its dressing has been part of a delicious lunch, and I really think that it looks spectacular, simple, easy, and super economical, this salad became part of my list of favorites. I will probably make some pickled cucumbers with what I buy because they are really good.

The cucumber is one of my favorites because it is perfect to fight anxiety, since it has a high water content and a low caloric contribution to our body, so it is a fruit that we can eat without any kind of guilt, it also provides our body with vitamins B and C, and helps to control our nervous system and therefore to lower stress levels, which makes it perfect for these moments when we are locked up at home and this usually causes us a high level of stress. It is ideal for making smoothies for those who are on a weight loss diet, as well as for regulating bowel function due to its high fiber content. In short, cucumber is one of those perfect things that nature has given us.

Making this salad is really very easy, we will need cucumber, onion and a little bit of coriander, as well as aquafaba mayonnaise, mustard, salt, sugar and pepper for the dressing. We'll start by slicing the cucumber to our liking, I particularly like to leave some of the rind when peeling it, as I think it looks nicer, and it helps control stomach gas, we cut the onion into julienne and the coriander we cut it finely, we add the dressing and stir it well to integrate, and it's ready to serve and taste.

Making the dressing is even easier, just add to a couple of tablespoons of aquafaba mayonnaise a teaspoon of mustard, 1/4 teaspoon of salt and a teaspoon of sugar, a pinch of pepper and the juice of half a lemon and mix. To make the aquafaba mayonnaise you will need 3 tablespoons of aquafaba (the one of your preference) a pinch of salt, juice of one lemon and 1/2 cup of olive oil, we put everything in a container and with the help of a mixer we process until we obtain the desired consistency. The aquafaba mayonnaise, although like the traditional mayonnaise it has a high oil content, it has a less greasy consistency and a softer texture and its taste is undoubtedly much better, I must confess that I hated mayonnaise until I discovered the aquafaba one.

Thank you my dear @lenasveganliving for keeping this challenge active, and helping us to learn excellent recipes with fruits and vegetables, if you want to know more about what this is about, I invite you to visit this link and become active with the #fruitsandveggiesmonday.

Pictures of my property, taken with the camera of my iPhone 5S and edited with PowerPoint 2016

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Nothing beats a fresh, simple salad! Plain cucumbers aren't my favorite, but I do love them in a salad like this. We've been really lucky so far in being able to still purchase from our local farmers here, but I know other places it is not so easy. Happy you were able to get these lovely cucumbers for this and hoping you can find some more fresh and healthy goods this week!

I love cucumber salad, but I haven't tried aquafaba mayo yet! It looks delicious, I definitely must try! 💚🌿💚


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very good

Nothing beats a refreshing cucumber salad! I'm having a problem here in SA getting fresh produce with lockdown as I don't want to go shopping now and the online stores have very little fresh produce!
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