We all crave for something refreshing, be it on a hot summer day or on a cold winter afternoon. And what is more refreshing than fresh salad? Talking about salads, one of my favourite vegetables for salad is cucumber. cucumbers are so fresh and juicy. They are not only healthy but also a great source of hydration. The amount of water that cucumber holds is high and that makes it an amazing choice for salads. Here is cucumber dill salad recipe for you.
Even on a normal day, cucumber can make your salads interesting. It adds juiciness and crunch to your plate. Why are cucumbers considered as healthy?
Well they are very low on calories, high in fibre, contain zero fats and very low in sodium. They are a good source of potassium. They are also low on carbohydrates. Cucumbers are also a decent source of phosphorus and magnesium.
Apart from cucumbers, we have dill leaves. Commonly known as soya leaves. Combination of cucumber and dill is not only healthy but also very tasty. Dill leaves are a rich source of vitamin C. and not only vitamin C, they are loaded with other nutrients like calcium, magnesium, potassium, iron and manganese.
Now you can imagine that a combination of cucumber and dill is brimming with nutrients and freshness. To add a bit of more nutrition to your salad, you can add roasted pumpkin seeds to it.
This salad is perfect as a side to your main dishes. Or you can have your favourite soup along with it.
You can even modify it according to your choice, can add paneer to it for protein and to make it more wholesome!
Let’s get started with the recipe:
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15-20 minutes (+chilling)
Also try out this amazing recipe of Russian salad!
Ingredients to make Cucumber dill salad:
Cucumber: 2 (medium; sliced)
Dill: ¼ cup
Vinegar: ½ cup
Sugar: 1 tsp
Salt: 1 tsp
Pumpkin seeds: 1 tablespoon (roasted)
Method of preparation:
- In a pan add sugar, salt and vinegar and heat gradually for about 2 minutes.
- After heating, turn off the heat and cool the vinegar completely.
- Meanwhile, thinly slice the cucumber.
- Add dill into the vinegar and mix well.
- Pour the vinegar over cucumber and chill it for 10 minutes.
- Lastly, while serving, add roasted pumpkin seeds to the salad and serve chilled!
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