Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Even though it’s November, here in Athens it is still very Sunny and between 20*C – 25*C. Perfect day even for the beach.

It is obvious that we still didn’t have proper chance to cool down from all those hot summer months, but yet most of us here miss summer and crave summer fresh and light food. Yes, I am sure you know all about ‘HORIATIKI’ the classic  Greek Salad. 

I am talking about literally having a taste of summer in your mouth. Perfect mix of crunchy, fresh, and sweet, contrast of deep green and sunny yellow…No clue?

Well, I came a cross of this recipe some months ago ‘Pineapple Cucumber Salad’ and I had to try it. I was right, it tasted better than it sounded.

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Be fore you fall in love, first check what you are eating:

Pineapples are a funny-looking fruit with a serious impact on health, and their health and medicinal benefits include their ability to improve respiratory health, cure coughs and colds, improve digestion, help you lose weight, strengthen bones, improve oral health, boost eye health, reduce inflammation, prevent cancer, increase heart health, fight off infections and parasites, improve the immune system, and increase circulation.

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Cucumbers are also extremely beneficial for overall health, especially during the summer since it is mostly made of water and important nutrients that are essential for the human body. The flesh of cucumbers is rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, and folic acid while the hard skin of cucumbers is rich in fiber and a range of minerals include magnesium, molybdenum, and potassium. Cucumbers are known to heal many skin problems, under eye swelling and sunburn.

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The health benefits of coriander include its use in the treatment of skin inflammation, high cholesterol levels, diarrhea, mouth ulcers, anemia, indigestion, menstrual disorders, smallpox, conjunctivitis, skin disorders, and blood sugar disorders, while also benefiting eye care.

The health benefits of lime include weight loss, skin care, improved digestion, relief from constipation, eye care, and treatment of scurvy, piles, peptic ulcer, respiratory disorders, gout, gums, urinary disorders, etc.

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Ingredients

• 1 pineapple, chopped

• 1 cucumber, chopped

• 1 limes, zested and juiced

• 1/4 cup coriander, roughly chopped

• salt and pepper (optional), olive oil (optional)

Instructions

1 Combine all ingredients and toss lightly to distribute the lime juice and zest evenly.

2 Season with salt and pepper if desired.

3 Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.

It serves 4-6 .

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Grab the fork and dig in. Your body will thank you for it!

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