Adding cucumbers to your diet on hot summer days will help keep you cool. Cucumbers are a refreshing, nutrient-dense food that cool you from within. Simply add a couple of slices of cucumber to your water or try this cucumber salad recipe for a cool, tangy treat.
1-2 Cucumbers, sliced thinly
1/2-1 c Red onion, chopped
Water and vinegar in equal parts, to taste
1 T Fresh dill
Dextrose or sugar to taste
Add cucumber and onion to medium-sized bowl. Add water and vinegar to taste. Lightly toss ingredients. Top with fresh dill. Add sugar to taste. Enjoy at room temperature.
For those familiar with TCM: This recipe clears heat with its cooling ingredients. The onion balances the cooler nature of the cucumber to aide the digestion of the salad.