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:

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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

Ingredients:

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

Dressing

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!

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4 responses

5 09 2011
Dawn

I am doing computer work between workouts and eating 😉

Have a great day…and I hope you have enjoyed the last weekend of summer.

5 09 2011
321delish

Sounds well balanced! Enjoy!

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