Friday, January 25, 2013

Healthy Cucumber Salad

With my wedding less than 3 months away (79 days to be precise, NOT that I'm counting...) I'm trying to really step up my workouts, and eat much cleaner than I normally do.  We hired an amazing wedding photographer who is considered one of the top 10 best in the world, and as much as I expect him to make me look like Adriana Lima, I've slowly accepted that I'm going to have to take my usual routine up a few notches.  I actually started using Isagenix products recently and I'll do a whole post on that soon.  I'm not the type of person who can survive off of kale and water when I'm dieting, so when I saw a recipe on Pinterest for healthy cucumber salad I had to try it!  Original recipe can be found by clicking here.  I modified it by making a homemade vinegarette dressing, and it turned out AMAZING!!  Here is my recipe, hope you enjoy it as much as Adam & I did!

Ingredients For Salad

2  organic cucumbers
1 pint organic cherry or grape tomatoes (about 30)
2 tablespoons chopped fresh organic basil
1 cup fresh mozzarella (I like to use the little balls)
1 organic avocado

Ingredients For Vinegarette
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/2 cup sherry vinegar
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp dried basil
1 tsp italian seasonings
1 tsp dijon mustard
fresh ground salt & pepper to taste

  1. Wash the cucumbers and dry them off. Cut into 1/4-inch slices, then cut those in quarters so you're left with triangular-shaped cucumber pieces.
  2. Wash and dry the tomatoes; cut them in half.
  3. Dice the avocado.
  4. Cut the mozzarella balls in half.
  5. Place the cucumbers, tomatoes, avocado, basil, and mozzarella in a bowl; gently toss and set aside.
  6. In a separate bowl, whisk together all ingredients for vinegarette.  (You will have extra left over for future salads)
  7. Drizzle about a quarter of the vinegarette onto the salad and mix thoroughly.
  8. Add more dressing if needed to suit your taste.  Finish with fresh ground salt & pepper.


Let me know if you end of making this and what your feedback is!



1 comment:

  1. I've been looking for the perfect salad with the warmer weather creeping in! This sounds delish and will be on the menu for next week!



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