Cucumber Salad Recipes
and An Arugula Salad Recipe

Cucumber salad recipes can make a refreshing salad for those warm summer nights.  Or try a spicy arugula salad recipe for a change.  Whichever one you decide on, salad recipes can come alive with the right salad dressing recipe.

In fact, a great salad dressing recipe can either make or break your cucumber salad recipes, so learn how to create a fabulous dressing.  And choosing great oils and herbs can make quite a difference when it comes to your health.

Cucumber salad recipes can be a "cool" change in the way that you have a salad and an arugula salad recipe can actually spice up your love life with its powerful aphrodisiac properties!

Cucumber Salad Recipes
- My Mom's Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 Unwaxed Organic Cucumbers (any variety)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Unrefined Sesame Oil
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons Unrefined Vegetable Oil (example: Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, or more Sesame Oil)
  • 1 Teaspoon of Sugar (example: Raw Organic Honey)
  • 5 Tablespoons of Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon of Toasted Sesame Seeds

Instructions:

  1. Peel about 1/2 of the skin from your cucumbers and then slice cucumbers.
  2. Salt your cucumbers with approx. 1 tbsp. of sea salt and let sit for approx. 10 minutes in a colander.
  3. Then rinse the salt off your cucumbers and put into a ceramic or glass bowl.
  4. Mix the rest of your ingredients in a small bowl with a spoon or whisk.
  5. Pour over your sliced cucumbers and then marinate for a couple of hours in your refrigerator before serving.

Cucumber Salad Recipes
- Cucumber with Lime Dressing

Ingredients: 

  • 1 Large Organic English Cucumber
  • 1/4 of an Organic Red Onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 Organic Scallions (diced)

Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • Juice of 1 Organic Lime
  • 2 Tbsp. of Organic Rice Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. of Organic Fish Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp. of Organic Non-Flavored Oil (Grape Seed Oil)
  • 1 Tbsp. of Organic Raw Honey
  • 1 tsp. of Organic Red Hot Pepper Flakes

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the ends of your cucumber and cut into 3 sections.  Use a mandolin and the hand protector to shred each cucumber section.
  2. Transfer shredded cucumber into a bowl and add the thinly sliced onion as well as the diced scallions.
  3. Add the salad dressing ingredients into a small bowl and stir until well combined.
  4. Pour the lime dressing over the cucumber salad and toss to coat.  Serve and Enjoy!

Salad Dressing Recipes

There are so many salad dressing recipes that you could learn to make for your cucumber salad recipes. 

Just keep in mind that you need some sort of fat or oil mixed with some sort of acid like a vinegar or citrus fruit to start.

Then you can add in some herbs along with the right spices for your cucumber salad recipes.

Simple Arugula Salad Recipe

Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 cups Organic Arugula Leaves (rinsed & dried)
  • Organic Dried Cranberries to Taste
  • 1/4 cup of Organic Pine Nuts

Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 to 1 ratio of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (1/2 cup) to Aged Balsamic Vinegar (almost 3 tbsp.)
  • Sea Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Add rinsed & dried arugula, dried fruit, and pine nuts to a wooden salad bowl.
  2. Add olive oil, balsamic vinegar, sea salt, and pepper to a glass jar.
  3. Tightly cap glass jar and shake until well blended.  Uncap jar and pour dressing all over your salad.
  4. Toss your salad until arugula leaves, dried fruit, and pine nuts are well coated.
  5. Your salad is now ready to be served and enjoyed!

What is Arugula?

Arugula is a spicy peppery salad green. A couple of other names this leafy herb goes by is Rocket or Roquette.  Younger arugula is called baby arugula. The leaves of baby arugula are more tender and have a less bitter taste than mature arugula.

Arugula has a good amount of B vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin K, beta-carotene, magnesium, iron, calcium, zinc, and potassium.

This dark leafy green has been enjoyed since Ancient Roman times and was known for its aphrodisiac like qualities back then.  And you can mix arugula with other less spicy greens for milder salad recipes.

Ideas for Your Arugula Salad Recipes

  • Different Types of Dried Berries
  • Avocado Oil & Macadamia Nut Oil
  • Greek Olive Oil & Italian Olive Oil
  • Champagne Vinegar
  • Raw Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Different Types of Lettuce
  • Fresh Lemon & Lime Juice
  • Fresh or Dried Herbs
  • Different Types of Nuts
  • Different Types of Mustard

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