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Asian-Inspired Cucumbers

Hydrating and refreshing, this simple Asian-inspired cucumber snack will be a lovely complement to your main dish.



Cucumbers are low in calories and high in water content, making them a great addition to any diet. Consider the following health benefits that cucumbers offer:

  1. Hydration: Cucumbers are over 95% water, which makes them an excellent way to stay hydrated and maintain healthy skin.

  2. Nutrient-rich: Cucumbers contain vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin K, magnesium, and potassium, which are essential for overall health.

  3. Antioxidant properties: Cucumbers are rich in antioxidants such as flavonoids and tannins, which can protect your body against free radicals that cause cell damage.

  4. Digestive health: Cucumbers contain fiber, which can help promote regularity and improve digestion.

  5. Weight management: Since cucumbers are low in calories and high in water content, they can help you feel full and satisfied while keeping your calorie intake low.

Overall, incorporating cucumbers into your diet can provide a range of health benefits and help you maintain a healthy lifestyle.


Vegetables

7-8 Persian cucumbers


Sauce

2 T rice vinegar

1 T coconut aminos

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp maple syrup

0.5 tsp garlic powder

0.5 tsp gochujang (gluten-free version)


Directions

  1. Secure two chopsticks on the cutting board to form a boundary for the cucumber.

  2. Slice cucumbers as shown.

  3. Sprinkle 2 tsp salt over cucumbers and let sit for 30 min.

  4. Rinse well and pat dry.

  5. Mix together sauce ingredients and marinate for at least 15 min before serving. Garnish with red pepper flakes.





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