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Simple Romaine Lettuce & Cucumber Salad With a Lemony Twist

I love eating fruits and veggies and I love eating salads. However, I am really not very fond of the store-bought salad dressings. There is something creepy about the unnatural colors and their superlong shelf-life.

When I grew up, my mom just used to make a very simple salad dressing from lemon juice, olive oil, some black pepper, and a bit of sugar. Give it a try, it is super simple to make and makes for a very delicious and refreshing salad.

 

Ingredients (Makes 1-2 servings)
½ Romaine lettuce, torn or cut into bite-sized pieces
½ English cucumber, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice (or one frozen lemon juice cube, thawed, see recipe: https://ourfunstuff.wordpress.com/2014/02/16/lemon-juice-cubes/ )
1 teaspoon olive oil
1-1½ teaspoons organic raw sugar
less than 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preparation:
1. Combine Romaine lettuce and cucumber slices in bowl.
2. I like to use a pyrex measuring cup, combine lemon juice, olive oil, pepper, and sugar. Mix well and pour over lettuce and cucumbers. Toss to coat and serve immediately.

Salad with a lemony twist--ENJOY!!!

Salad with a lemony twist–ENJOY!!!

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Cucumber salad with dill

So…every time I wanted to make cucumber salad I went online (checking both German as well as English recipe sites) to check for a recipe for cucumber salad with dill sauce…the way my grandma used to make it. Every single time I got frustrated as all the recipes contained a dairy product in the ingredients.
So I decided to create my own and here is what I came up with…completely dairy free.

Ingredients:
Cucumber, thinly sliced

For the salad dressing
1 tablespoon olive oil (I used lemon olive oil)
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
2 teaspoons sugar
1 teaspoon dried dill
juice of half a lemon

Preparation
1. Thinly slice the cucumber.
2. Mix the ingredients for the salad dressing.
3. Add salad dressing to the cucumbers and mix it together.

Note: Keeps well in the refrigerator in an air-tight container.

Cucumber salad with dill

Cucumber salad with dill