Before we get to the recipe, I have to tell you guys about one of my guilty pleasures…
Seriously though, I LOVE food puns. It doesn’t matter how cheesy (ha! get it?) they are, they never fail to make me crack up. Guess that’s just a part of being a self-proclaimed food nerd. Since there is the famous saying “cool as a cucumber” and it relates to this recipe, I had to mention some great food puns.
So basically, if you can understand the humor behind these puns, we can be friends. Here’s a few great ones I found.
Sesame Soy Cucumber Salad
Servings: about 4 cups
9-10 small or medium sized cucumbers, sliced (equates to about 4 cups)
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. stevia
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1-2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
Start by rinsing your cucumbers, slicing off the ends, and using either a knife or a potato peeler, peel the outside of the cucumbers interchangeably, creating stripes alongside them. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- I used the less sodium soy sauce to cut back on the sodium. That regular soy sauce is kinda overloaded a bit with sodium!
- Cucumbers are 96% water. So they’re really low-calorie (only 16 calories per cup of sliced cucumbers!) and help to keep you hydrated–especially during these summer months.
- Cucumbers promote joint health. They contain the vitamin silica, which studies have shown promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissue.
- Sesame seeds are great sources of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc…Just to name a few! Since they are great sources of copper, they have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory help in reducing the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.
What’s one of your favorite summertime side dishes?
Do you have any favorite food puns or food jokes?….