Fresh Cucumber Salad | Gluten-Free | BoneCoach™ Recipes

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Bone Coach Recipes | Fresh Cucumber Salad | Bone Loss Bone Healthy Food Nutrients Osteoporosis

Our Fresh Cucumber Salad is light, crisp, and full of flavor AND bone-building nutrients.

Cucumbers are rich in vitamin C, vitamin K1, potassium, molybdenum, manganese, as well as silica, a vital mineral for collagen cross-linking, bone mineralization, and building and maintaining healthy connective tissue.

This recipe also provides a good source of pectin, which is a type of soluble fiber that helps support a healthy gut.

Give this salad a try with a nice steak, piece of fish, or tofu!

Fresh Cucumber Salad | Gluten-Free | BoneCoach™ Recipes


TOTAL TIME: 10 minutes


2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced 

¼ cup thinly sliced red onions

1 ½ tsp sea salt

½ cup whole milk organic plain Greek or Skyr yogurt

½ cup sour cream

1 tbsp apple cider vinegar 

¼ cup freshly chopped dill 

¼ tsp freshly cracked black pepper


1) In a bowl, mix the cucumbers, red onions, and salt together. Toss and then pour the contents over a colander, suspended over a bowl. Wrap the bowl and colander with plastic wrap, and place in the refrigerator to drain for at least 4 hours or overnight (discard the liquid that collects in the bowl). 

2) After at least 4 hours, roll the cucumbers up in paper towels or a kitchen towel and press the towel lightly to remove most of the liquid. Place the cucumbers and yogurt in a large bowl with the sour cream, vinegar, dill, and pepper. Toss well and refrigerate for a few hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Recipe created by BoneCoach™ Team Dietitian Amanda Li, RD & Chef.

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