Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad

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If your goal in life is to eat hydrating foods, eat cucumbers and you’ll succeed. If you don’t regularly provide the body with enough water, it will begin to shut down. At first, you may noticed decreased physical performance or lower energy levels. The symptoms start to worsen as the body declines into a deeper state of dehydration. Sorry to start out so morbid, but we really just want you all to understand the importance of water.

Cucumbers are crunchy additions to salads, but this recipe brings them directly into the spotlight. There are no other ingredients, in regards to fruits and vegetables, in this salad besides cucumbers. One thing that we do recommend you do is to let the cucumbers marinate in the dressing for one to two hours before serving. This will allow them to soak up the rich flavors in the dressing. That means that every bite you take will explode with vibrant flavors! It may also start to slowly pickle the cucumbers, which adds another acidic flavor dimension. If you have a hankering for spice, throw some more chili flakes in the salad.

Spicy Sesame Cucumber Salad
  • Prep Time:10m
  • Total Time:10m

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers chopped
  • 2 tbsp. raw apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. grapeseed oil
  • 1 tbsp. coconut aminos
  • 1 tsp. raw agave nectar
  • 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes

Instructions

  1. Add the cucumbers to a medium-sized mixing bowl and set aside while you make the dressing.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the apple cider vinegar, grapeseed oil, coconut aminos, agave nectar, sesame seeds, and red pepper flakes.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cucumber slices and toss to coat them. Enjoy immediately or let them marinate in the fridge for a while to let the flavors intensify.
2021-04-29T13:14:23-07:00

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