“A cucumber should be well sliced, and dressed with pepper and vinegar, and then thrown out, as good for nothing.” ~ Samuel Johnson
Oh, now, Mr. Johnson, surely you never tasted my cucumber salad!
serves 2 ~ $2.75 per serving
2 cucumbers ($1.00)
1 medium onion ($.05)
1/2 avocado ($.75)
2 tablespoons olive oil ($.20)
1 teaspoon tarragon
1/2 teaspoon salt (or to taste)
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
5 oz arugula ($3.50)
red pepper flakes
This is super simple and it’s the dressing that makes it creamy and delish.
In a small bullet type blender, puree about half of one of the cucumbers, a couple onions slices, the half avocado, olive oil, tarragon, salt and pepper until very creamy and smooth. This will take a couple minutes.
Slice the rest of the cucumbers and onion and toss with the arugula. Dress and add a few crushed red pepper flakes.
Store any leftover dressing in the refrigerator for up to a week.
fat: 49 gr
carbs: 40 gr
protein: 9 gr
I read The World Peace Diet by Will Tuttle in 2007. I read it in one sitting and it inspired me to go vegan right away. I’ve never looked back. And now .. yay! … I’m going to get to meet Dr. Tuttle. He’ll be giving a WPD lecture here on Sunday afternoon at 1pm. We may have an extra seat or two, so if you live in or near southern mid Michigan and would like to attend, just shoot me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.