Created by potrace 1.14, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2017

Cucumber Wrapped Salad With Sprouts

  • Special Note: This lovely salad makes a beautiful presentation for family or guests.  It’s quick and easy to prepare, and full of vitality.


    2        Organic English Cucumbers, outer skin scored or fluted; 1 for salad, & 1 for the wrap
    ¼ cup  Red Onion, julienned sliced, or as few or many as desired
    ½ cup  Cherry Tomatoes, sliced in half or
    3        Roma Tomatoes, diced
    1        Avocado, diced
    8        Basil leaves, chiffonade style  

    Creamy Dressing

    ½        Medium zucchini
    ¼ cup  Grapeseed Oil
    2        Basil leaves
    ¼ cup  Sundried Tomatoes, dried
    2        Green onions, or
    2 TB  Dried Chives
    1 sm   Garlic clove
    Small piece of Jalapeno, to taste
    2 TB  Lemon or Lime Juice
    ½ tsp  Salt

    Alternate for dressing:

    If you want it creamier, use 1 avocado instead of the oil and zucchini.  Can be used as a dip or spread on crackers or sandwiches.

    Preparation for salad:

    1. Using a special fluting peeler to peel the cucumbers.  If you don’t have the tool, score down the outside with a fork for a fancier cut.
    2. Dice one cucumber in thin rings then cut in quarters
    3. Lightly mix all veggies together with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula, being careful not to mash the avocados
    4. Blend Dressing ingredients in a high speed blended till creamy
    5. Fold dressing into salad and mix well
    6. Using a 1 cup measuring cup, scoop up some salad, turn upside down on a serving dish.
    7. Thinly slice down an English cucumber to make long strips the width of the cucumber.
    8. Use the slice like a ribbon and wrap around the salad. Secure with a smooth toothpick.
    9. Top with a sprig of Basil and halved grape tomato

    Serves 4

    Points of interest:

    • Cucumbers – contain most of the vitamins you need every day, such as a variety of B’s, C and many minerals
    • Got grubs in your garden: – Place a few slices in a small pie tin to allow a chemical reaction create a smell to repel the little critters.
    • Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!
    • Tired  puffy eyes? Place a slice of cool cucumber over closed eyes for refresher
    • Beneficial as a digestive aid as it contains enzyme erepsin to digest proteins
    • High in potassium
    • Helps normalize blood pressure and rhythm
    • Strengthen bones, ligaments, tendons, and muscles due to high silica content
    • Cools and relieves itching, sunburn and inflammation from insect stings, poison ivy and sunburn
    • Avocados – help prevent anemia due to its iron and copper contents
    • Improves hair and skin quality and is used in many cosmetics
    • Soothes the digestive tract
    • Has cholesterol-lowering properties; decreasing LDL & increasing HDL