Warmer weather means I'm craving lighter and brighter. Which is why when I had a pedicure yesterday I opted for lilac polish. But it also goes for recipes! This English cucumber and raspberry salad is so simple. It's just a fruit and a vegetable with a sprinkle of basil and a honey lemon dressing. But when all of the elements come together, it's the right amount of tart, sweet and herbal. 

Beauty foods: Raspberries are packed with antioxidants for healthy skin. Cucumber have actually also been shown to have antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties. Think about it...why do people put cucumber slices over their eyes? Ah-ha. 

Cucumber Raspberry Salad 
Cucumber Raspberry Salad 

Raspberry Cucumber Salad

Serves 1

/// Ingredients ///

  • 1 small English cucumber
  • 1 cup raspberries
  • 3 large basil leaves
  • 2 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

/// Directions ///  Wash and slice cucumbers, toss in a bowl with berries. Chiffonade basil leaves and sprinkle over the top. Whisk zest, honey and lemon together and pour over the salad. 


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