A Cucumber a Day, Keeps the Labor Away

5 09 2011

Happy Labor Day friends!

I hope you all are out enjoying your last weekend of summer! Please tell me you AREN’T at your computer working, but instead out doing things like this:

or this:

or this:


I really hope you’re doing that 🙂

And, if you are headed to a BBQ, take this dish:

Cucumber, Mango and Chick Pea Salad

adapted from Clean Food


2 medium cucumbers, peeled and diced, or 4-5 Persian cukes

1 mango, peed, pitted, and diced

1 can chick peas, drained and rinsed

1/4 cup raisins or Craisins

1/4 cup dried apricots, roughly chopped

1/2 cup fresh mints, chopped


2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons lemon juice

1 small shallot, minced

salt and pepper, to taste

How to:

Mix all the salad ingredients together. Mix all the dressing ingredients together. Toss the salad in the dressing and serve!

The perfect summer salad! You’re gonna wish I had shared this earlier!

Question of the day: How are you spending TODAY?