Cucumbers and strawberries together make a refreshing salad with a juicy crunch and just enough sweetness to balance out the bite in the poppy seed vinaigrette. It’s perfect for the high summertime – especially since you don’t actually have to cook anything to make it, and you can mix it up in just a few minutes.
The dressing is what really gives the salad a distinctive flavor. You might be able to buy raspberry vinegar off the shelf in the grocery store, but if not, it’s very easy to make your own. Just fill a container with raspberries, pour in vinegar until the berries are covered, and set the whole thing out on the counter for 1-2 weeks to let the flavors mingle (don’t worry about it going bad: vinegar is a natural antimicrobial, so you won’t end up with a jar of rotting raspberries). Then strain out the berries, and voila: raspberry-infused vinegar.
Other than the vinegar, everything else in the dressing should be very easy to find, and even though they’re all pretty basic ingredients, they come together into something truly delicious. This would be a great side for steak or burgers, but you could also serve it as an afternoon snack or an appetizer: try it out any time you need something lighter but still flavorful and delicious.
Cucumber And Strawberry Salad Recipe
Protein: 2g / %
Carbs: 36g / %
Fat: 56g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 4 cups strawberries, sliced
Ingredients for the poppy seed dressing
- ¼ cup. raspberry vinegar
- 1 tsp. ground dry mustard
- 1 tsp. onion, minced
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup raw honey (optional)
- 1 tbsp. poppy seeds
- Combine all the ingredients for the poppy seed dressing in a bowl .
- In a salad bowl, toss the cucumbers and strawberries together.
- Pour the dressing over the salad and serve.