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(NC) - Cucumbers and tomatoes are delicious and nutritious. Did you know that cucumbers are very low in calories and are a good source of vitamin C? Lycopene (which gives tomatoes their red colour) as well as vitamins A and C are naturally found in tomatoes.
Numerous studies have shown that a diet rich in antioxidants like vitamins A and C and lycopene reduces the risk of chronic diseases like cancer, heart disease, stroke, and diabetes. Toronto Public Health recommends inviting vegetables and fruit into every meal and snack to help you reach your goal of eating 5 to 10 servings a day.
To invite tomatoes and cucumbers along...
To prepare dressing, combine lime juice, apple cider vinegar, garlic and cayenne pepper in a bowl.
Wash and prepare salad ingredients. Finely chop fresh mint and red onion, slice cucumber in thin rounds or half rounds, and dice tomato.
Combine and toss with dressing. Serve on top of a bed of lettuce leaves.
Serving Size: Makes 3 servings
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