You’re familiar with the old rule of thumb, you should drink eight glasses of water per day, some experts say more…
That seems like quite a grind to me most days, but here’s the catch: You don’t have to drink all that water...
Roughly 20% of our daily water intake comes from solid foods, especially fruits and vegetables.
Cucumbers have the highest water content of any solid food at 97%, and they truly do have a cooling effect on the body, so there is some truth to the phrase, “cool as a cucumber”.
While it’s still important to drink plenty of water, especially on hot days, eating cucumber is a great way to get some of that fluid into your body and quench your thirst at the same time.
But, the great refreshing cucumber taste is the best part, and this slightly adapted Country Living recipe provides the proof ~
It’s a fresh, crunchy, tasty salad of cucumber, celery, and onion; enhanced with a touch of dill and seasonings, swimming in a creamy tangy dressing coating.
It’ll perk up your taste buds, for sure!
Cucumber, Celery & Sweet Onion Salad w/Sour Cream Dressing
3 tablespoons sour cream
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
4 celery ribs, thinly sliced
1 medium sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
Salt and seasoned pepper, to taste
Whisk together sour cream, oil, lemon juice, dill, and sugar in a bowl.
Season with salt and seasoned pepper.
Add vegetables and toss to combine.