Hydrating No-Leafy-Greens Salad

Sometimes chewing that leafy kale fiber can get daunting, especially in the heat - so we've created a yummy hydrating salad inspired by the Cucumber Parsley Salad we served at The RAW! Sunday Brunch 2.

Enjoy!

RAW! cucumber parsley salad no leafy greens

Hydrating Cucumber Parsley Salad Recipe

Yields: 4 healthy servings

*Aim for organic, non-GMO ingredients*

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 Bundle of Parsley
  • 2 Medium Cucumbers
  • 1 Large Tomato  (or 2 small chopped)
  • 1/2 Small Red Onion (Slice or Chopped)
  • 1 Small Squeezed Lemon (1/2 lemon for large lemons)
  • 1/4 cup fresh chopped Cilantro (or 2 Tbsp dried)
  • 1/2 Tsp Dill (or more to taste)
  • 1/2 Tsp Paprika
  • 1/2 Tsp Turmeric
  • 1 TB Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/2 Tsp Himalayan Sea Salt

OPTIONAL ADDITIONS

  • 1/2 TB Cold Pressed Olive Oil (gives additional slip and helps seasons stick)
  • 2 shakes Cayenne (for heat/spice)
  • Avocado Slices (for garnish)

PREPARATION:

  1. Let cukes sit in Apple Cider Vinegar for 10-12 minutes to reduce any unknown pesticides or debri.

  2. Peel Cucumbers if not organic then slice the long way and remove seeds. Place seeds aside in small bowl.

  3. Slice cukes into half moons (as pictured) and add cut cucumbers to large mixing bowl.

  4. Cut tomato in half and spoon out seeds to prevent salad from being soggy. Place seeds in mall bowl off to side w/ cucumber seeds.

  5. Dice or slice onions depending on preference. Add to bowl.

  6. Use a ceramic knife to finely chop parsley - stem included. Using ceramic prevents greens and herbs from oxidizing quickly. Add to bowl.

  7. Combine remaining ingredients in large wooden/glass bowl and mix together with your most essential utensil - the hands OR a wooden spoon.

  8. Drain excess juice from tomato and lemon juice if desired or drink it for added hydration and nutrients.

  9. Refrigerate for 1 hour or ENJOY right away!

  10. But not before taking a picture, sharing it on the RAW! Facebook, or tagging us @rawonwheels on IG with the hashtag #hydratingRAWsalad :)

So, you still have a side bowl of tomato and cucumber seeds. Lookout for our next post where we show you how to make a basic salad dressing

In the world of RAW! foods, nothing goes to waste!

 

What Nutrients is this Salad Packing?

Cucumber - Cucumber is a very cooling, sugarless fruit made of 96% water. Cucumber is an anti-inflammatory and used medicinally for burns and irritated tissues. Cucumber seeds are the best source of vitamin E - more so than any other vegetable. They also carry vitamin A and C, along with potassium and an array of phytonutrients making cucumber excellent for the skin!

Parsley - Parsley is a cleansing herb used for it's diuretic properties and for flushing the kidneys. This herb is also a great plant source of calcium!

Tomato - Also contributes some Vitamin C but more importantly it's one of the best sources of Lycopene which is very important for prostate health, bladder, breast and cervical cancer. Lycopene is also found in watermelon.

The nutrient list goes on but those mentioned above are packing a punch in this dish! Try it out and let us know how you like it!

Live Well. Eat RAW!™

-Brooke & Johnee'