Apart from hydrating benefits, the cucumber offers a full range of health benefits for the entire body. The cucumber in its composition is rich in herbal ingredients and antioxidants that can help in treating and preventing many health conditions.
It is also low in caloric value, it is rich in water and soluble fiber, which makes it ideal in combating excess weight. One cucumber weighing 300 grams, untreated, contains 45 calories, 11 grams of carbohydrates, two grams of protein, the same fiber, 14 percent vitamin C, 62 percent vitamin K, 10 percent magnesium, 13 percent potassium, and 12 percent manganese. About 96 percent of cucumber is water.
Antioxidants are molecules that block oxidation, which in turn is a chemical reaction formed by highly reactive atoms with incompatible electrons, known as free radicals. Accumulation of these harmful free radicals can lead to several types of chronic diseases.
How to make sour cream cucumber salad
Sour cream cucumber salad originates from the Ottoman times, and from recent times popular Greek salad called tzatziki. It is probably because of this that it is indifferent to us. Of course, there are many sub-agents, but there are fresh cucumber and garlic in each base.
What is needed for this one of my simplest variants?
- 1 large cucumber,
- 1 garlic,
- 2 dl of sour cream,
- a little fresh dill,
- add salt and pepper to taste
Wash and clean the cucumber, but if you use cucumbers that do not have a bitter shell, then you do not have to peel them.
Slice cucumber on thin pellets, dice or order on larger sizes – how you like. Add cucumbers, chopped garlic, and dill into the bowl.
Put salt, chop and pour sour milk. Stir everything and serve it right away. Quite simply. Instead of sour milk, you can also use yogurt, all of which can be cow or sheep or goats. It depends on what you like and what you can buy.
Also, instead of serving it as a salad, you can make a sauce, with fish, roast meat, or roasted young potatoes, from a finely cracked cucumber, …