A quick healthy, tasty dinner. If you happen to be in the mood for a light dinner with a lot of flavor, try this salad. Preparation time is about 10 minutes.
Asian cabbage is one of my favorite salads to make. I like the crunchy texture, it's very satisfying, and actually fills you up. Here I mixed in cilantro for a little extra zest. For the dressing I take olive oil, rice wine vinegar, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and cucumbers. I taste the dressing as I go along. I keep this cabbage in my refrigerator all the time. It's great to mix in your fish tacos, and with your rice and vegatables.
After I serve the salad I squeeze a little lemon juice on top and enjoy my dinner with chop sticks. You can also add rice with the cabbage salad. I like to keep it on the light side.
Jicama- If you aren't familiar with this root vegetable, it's worth an introduction. Jicama is a very low calorie root vegetables: carrying only 35 calories per 100g. It contains small levels of B-complex along with a group of vitamins such as riboflavin, pyridoxine, pantothenic acid and thiamin. You will also find healthy amounts of important minerals like magnesium, (ladies, magnesium is great for us). Cucumbers are a good source of vitamin B- They are 95 percent water, keeping the body hydrated and help eliminate toxins. Cucumbers have most of the vitamins the body needs in a single day. And don't forget to leave the skin on, it's loaded in vitamin C. Are you familiar with Tajin? It's 100% natural blend of Mexican chilies, lime juice and sea salt. Tajin has a delicious tangy flavor that brings out the natural flavor of fruits, veggies, and other foods. Here's an interesting fact - *Hangover cure - To avoid a morning hangover or headache; eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish many essential nutrients, reducing the intensity of both hangover and headache.
Cucumbers with Tajin / Jicama with Lime Juice & Tajin / You can make a colorful & healthy veggie appetizer platter for your guest. Have as a daily snack for yourself, it's so satisfying, and better to reach for this instead of the chips.
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