Hydrating Cucumbers

Did you know that cucumbers are made up of 95% water? This makes them a great source of hydration on a hot summer day. Cucumbers are also a great source of fiber which can support our digestion, blood sugar balance, and cardiovascular health. Lastly, they are a powerhouse of nutrition including vitamins A, C, K, and minerals like potassium and magnesium. Whether you eat them on their own, dunked in a delicious bean dip, or blended into a sauce like our cucumber sauce recipe below, they are truly a super vegetable. Check out Chef Joe’s recipe below for Citrus Dill Salmon paired with a tangy Cucumber Sauce!


Healing Meals Recipe: Citrus Dill Salmon with Cucumber Sauce

Citrus Dill Salmon Ingredients:

  • 2 lb wild salmon filet
  • Pinch of sea salt
  • Pinch of ground black pepper
  • 1 orange, zested and juiced
  • 1 lime, zested and juiced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

Citrus Dill Salmon Instructions:

  1. Season salmon with a pinch of sea salt and ground black pepper.
  2. Make marinade by combining zest and juice of orange, lime, and lemon, and fresh dill and olive oil.
  3. Coat salmon in marinade, cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours or longer or ½ hour before cooking.
  4. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Remove salmon from marinade and lay on parchment lined baking sheet. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Remove from oven and let rest for 10 minutes before enjoying. Serve with cucumber sauce!

Cucumber Sauce Ingredients:

  • 1 large cucumber, deseeded
  • ¼ bunch fresh dill
  • ¼ bunch fresh cilantro
  • 1 cup mayonnaise (choose option with avocado oil)
  • 4 scallions
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice (fresh or bottled okay)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

Cucumber Sauce Instructions: Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until combined. Taste test for salt/pepper.