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Simple Pineapple and Cucumber Salad

Fresh, nutritional and aids in digestion!
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How to cut a pineapple?

The pineapple may seem like a daunting fruit to cut, but it’s easier than it looks! Here is a YouTube video detailing an easy way to cut a pineapple.

What are cucumbers good for?

Cucumbers, like many other vegetables, has cancer fighting properties. They contain phytonutrients and polyphenols that have anti-cancer properties. They help lower the risk of breast, uterine, ovarian, and prostate cancers. Cucumbers are also low in calories, while helping boost healthy weigh-loss.

What is pineapple good for?

Just as with any fruit that has a tangy taste, you can be sure that pineapple packs a good punch of vitamin C. Just a single cup of it offers well over your daily requirement. Pineapple also contains bromelain, a protein digesting enzyme. That makes it a good meat tenderizer, but as the University of Maryland Medical Center notes. Also, bromelain has been used to reduce swelling after surgeries and with infections. Some research also suggests that the enzyme may be as effective as ibuprofen and naproxen in reducing the pain of arthritis. Find out about Why Pineapple Earned the Name “Excellent Fruit”.

This Simple Pineapple Cucumber Salad recipe is the perfect summer treat, hydrating you and supporting digestion!

What is the easiest salad to make?

Of course, one that has only five ingredients! With crunchy cucumber, sweet pineapple, and fresh mint make up the main flavors of this pineapple salad recipe. When you add in the cinnamon and lemon, you get the perfect amount of kick and a delicious addition of flavors. This is one of those delicious recipes you’ll be making over and over again!

I often make a salad and only then remember about the dressing. What should I put together? Which ingredients will taste good with the fruits and veggies I have in my bowl? You can forget this rush when it comes to this flavorful salad. There’s no need for a salad dressing! Citrus fruits are a great combination ingredient. Just squeeze some lemon juice over the juicy pineapple and cucumber summer salad and you’re ready to go.

This is one of those great salads that is well loved at backyard bbqs or family reunions, making the perfect addition to any table. Forget the small bowl. Bring out your biggest dish and mix up this perfect side cucumber pineapple salad for everyone to enjoy!

What simple ingredients do I need to make this recipe?

Fresh pineapple is rich in vitamin C and supports digestion. I don’t recommend using canned pineapples.

English cucumber is filled with antioxidants and are hydrating for your body.

Fresh mint supports digestion and help to improve brain function.

Along with those ingredients, you will need cinnamon and lemon.

Now you’re ready to put together the perfect salad!

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Simple Pineapple and Cucumber Salad

Fresh, nutritional and aids in digestion!
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Course: Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Allergy: Nut Free, Vegan, Vegetarian
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 3
Calories: 169kcal

Equipment

  • Vegetable peeler
  • knife
  • cutting board
  • Lemon squeezer
  • bowl

Ingredients

  • 1 pineapple, peeled & cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 cucumber, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 1 fresh stem mint, chopped
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ lemon, juiced

Instructions

  • Combine pineapple, cucumber, mint, and cinnamon together.
  • Squeeze juice from lemon.
  • Mix well together and enjoy fresh!

Nutrition

Calories: 169kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 493mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 266IU | Vitamin C: 157mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 1mg

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