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Vegan Spiralized Cucumber Salad with Chia Strawberry Vinaigrette - This healthy cucumber salad recipe is mixed with fresh herbs, strawberries and a homemade lime-strawberry vinaigrette. It's a fresh, paleo & vegan meal for only 230 calories! | Foodfaithfitness.com | @FoodFaithFit

Spiralized Cucumber Salad Recipe with Chia Seed Strawberry Vinaigrette {Vegan + Paleo}

This healthy cucumber salad is mixed with fresh herbs, strawberries and a homemade lime-strawberry vinaigrette. It's a fresh, paleo & vegan meal!

Course Main Course, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword healthy cucumber salad, paleo salad recipe, spiralized cucumbers, vegan salad recipe
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Author Taylor

Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

  • 3 Tbsp Raw Apple cider Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh lime juice about 1 large lime
  • 1 Tbsp + 1 Tsp Fresh lime zest firmly packed (about 1 large lime)
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • Pinch of pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Light agave Honey for Paleo version
  • 2/3 Cup Roughly chopped fresh strawberries loosely packed (90g)
  • 1 Tbsp Red onion Chopped
  • 1/3 Cup Pompeian Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Tbsp Chia seeds Poppy seeds work well too

For the salad:

  • 2 Large cucumbers
  • 4 Cups Spinach firmly packed
  • 1 1/3 Cups Fresh Strawberries sliced
  • 3/4 Cup Red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp Fresh mint minced
  • 1/2 Cup Cilantro roughly chopped

Instructions

  1. In a small food processor (mine is 3 cups), combine the apple cider vinegar, fresh lime juice, lime zest, salt, pepper, agave, strawberries and red onion until smooth, and the berries and onion are broken down.
  2. With the food processor running, stream in the olive oil until well combined, the dressing lightens in color, and is thick and creamy. Transfer to a bowl and stir in the Chia seeds.
  3. Using the 3mm blade on your spiralizer, spiralize the cucumbers until they turn into thin noodles. Gentle squeeze out a little bit of the excess moisture, and divide the noodles between 4 bowls.
  4. Divide the spinach, strawberries, sliced red onion, mint and cilantro between the bowls, followed by the salad dressing. (You should have ended up with 1 cup of dressing, so 1/4 cup of dressing per salad)
  5. Toss until evenly coated and DEVOUR.

Recipe Notes

This dressing gets even better if you make it ahead and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight.br]If you need a good spiralizer, I LOVE [this one!