Salad

Spiralized Cucumber Greek Salad

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Fresh and tasty!

Spiralized Cucumber Greek Salad

Recipe Yields:  6 Servings.  
3 Fats
8 Vegetables
1 Morning Protein

Ingredients:

For the Dressing:
1 1/2 Tbsp. Extra Light Olive Oil
2 tsp. fresh Lemon Juice
1 packet MWLC Creamy Italian Salad Dressing
3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
2 tsp. fresh Oregano, minced
1 Garlic Clove, minced
Pepper, to taste

For the Salad:
3 Cucumbers, spiralized*
1 cup Cherry Tomatoes, halved
1/2 medium Red Onion, thinly sliced
1 oz. crumbled Feta Cheese

*If you don’t own a spiralizer, you can dice the cucumbers!

Preparation:
In a medium bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, oregano and garlic. Season with pepper to taste, if desired.  Add the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, and feta cheese to a large bowl.  Add the desired amount of dressing and toss to combine.  Enjoy!

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Benefits of Using a Salad Spinner

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A Salad Spinner is a kitchen utensil that is made up of a plastic bowl, plastic colander, and a lid with a spinning mechanism.  Using a Salad Spinner can help you create cleaner, tastier salad dishes in an easy way, by removing the excess water from your greens after washing.  Salad Spinners are a tool that once you have it, you may never let it go!

Using a Salad Spinner after washing can provide a more crisp salad by removing the excess water from your salad greens.  Salad Spinners do a great job at keeping lettuce undamaged while cleaning the leaves and the removal of water from the leaves allows for dressing to stick better.  Greens should always be dry before refrigerated storage, as they will wilt more quickly when wet, so a Salad Spinner will help if you are meal prepping for your week.

Three Alternative Uses for a Salad Spinner:

1. Washing and Drying Herbs. Some herbs should be washed and dried similarly to lettuce, so try adding some fresh herbs to your salad spinner, wash, and spin!

2. Washing Berries. The plastic bowl in a Salad Spinner makes washing berries easy! Fill your spinner with water, let the berries soak, then lift the colander piece out to remove the berries from the water without damaging the fruit!

3. Cleaning Vegetables (like Broccoli!) Vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower can collect dirt.  To help clean these vegetables, cut them up into pieces, soak and spin dry.

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