Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Fresh Cucumber Salad



Cucumbers are usually cooling, making them ideal for the Pitta constitution and hot summer. However by adjusting the spices, this recipe can still be savored by Vattas and Kaphas.

Serves 2
5 minutes

Being 95% water, cucumbers hydrate the body, regulate the body's temperature, and flush toxins out of the body. The potassium content of cucumbers helps regulate the blood pressure. They also have anti-inflammatory and anti-cancer benefits. 
Cucumbers are a valuable source of conventional antioxidant nutrients including Vitamin C, Beta-Carotene, and manganese. They also hold numerous flavonoid antioxidants.



Ingredients:

½ large organic cucumber, grated (with peel)
1 tsp grated ginger
½ tsp fresh lemon juice
1 tsp fresh chopped parsley
Salt

Procedure:

Mix all ingredients together in a bowl.

For Vatta: Add ½ tsp sesame oil.
For Pitta: Omit ginger. Replace with fresh dill.
For Kapha: Add chipotle peppers.

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