With summer here in full force there is an abundance of fresh fruits and vegetables available to us. We can branch out and explore and maybe broaden our tastes a little. Or indulge in that in season special treat that we don't see at other times of the year.
For something a little different to add to your next meal, try this Cucumber Salad. Definitely cool and tasty and sure to delight the vegetarians!
- 1-2 Cucumber, peeled and sliced
- ½ Medium Red Onion
- 2 medium tomato
- ¼ c Apple Cider Vinegar
- ¼ c Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- ¼ tsp Mustard Powder
Place some of the cucumber slices in a bowl, salt them well and then add another layer of cucumber, salt, until all the cucumber are in the bowl and well-salted. Let them rest at room temperature for about 3 hours.
Whisk oil, vinegar and mustard powder together to make the dressing.
Drain the cucumbers (do NOT rinse). Add the onions, parsley and tomatoes and toss.
Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss again until all the veges are well coated. Let it sit several hours before serving.
This dish carries a lot of strong protective energies as well as fertility magic. When you construct this dish, focus on abundance flooding into your life to activate the fertility magic.
Cucumber: Eating cucumbers is said to cool the passions, but cucumber seeds aid in increasing fertility.
Onion: increases physical and spiritual health and strengthens your aura against psychic attack.
Tomato: Adds love energy, luck and protection.
Parsley: protection, purification, astral travel, funerals, accidents, protection from poisoning
Vinegar: acidic and preservative and associated with the element of fire
Olive Oil: Assures fidelity in love and is used to attract a marriage partner. Inspires fruitfulness and security in love, and family.
Mustard: Courage, protection, alertness, healing.