Summer has arrived! The sun in shining, the weather is warm, and our appetites are peaked for healthy, refreshing, fresh produce dishes! The wonderful certified nutritionists and dietitians at Progressive share with you one of their favorite summer salads, complete with fresh cucumbers, basil, and thyme.
You’ll certainly enjoy this refreshing salad on a warm day. It pairs great with seafood too!
As always, we recommend using organic produce, and staying within your Progressive Food Sensitivities and dietary restrictions
Summer Cucumber Salad Recipe
By: Progressive Medical Center Nutritionists
Prep time: 20 minutes
- 2 Large Cucumbers- diced
- 1/2 red onion- thinly sliced
- 3 large tomatoes- diced
- 1 cup Kalamata olives- chopped
- 2 tablespoons basil- chopped
- 2 tablespoons thyme- chopped
- 2 TBSP Balsamic vinegar
- 2 TBSP Red wine vinegar
- 1 Lemon- juiced
- 1 tsp Lemon zest
- 1/2 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 tsp sea salt or Pink Himalayan salt
- Dash of black pepper
In a large salad bowl, mix together the main ingredients: cucumbers, red onion, tomatoes, olives, basil, and thyme.
In a separate bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until thoroughly combined. Pour the olive oil slowly into the dressing mixture, whisking to combine.
Pour the dressing over the salad. Chill for an hour if you wish or simply Serve & Enjoy!