Seriously though, I LOVE food puns. It doesn't matter how cheesy (ha! get it?) they are, they never fail to make me crack up. Guess that's just a part of being a self-proclaimed food nerd. Since there is the famous saying "cool as a cucumber" and it relates to this recipe, I had to mention some great food puns.
So basically, if you can understand the humor behind these puns, we can be friends. Here's a few great ones I found.
Sesame Soy Cucumber Salad
9-10 small or medium sized cucumbers, sliced (equates to about 4 cups)
1 Tbsp. kosher salt
2 Tbsp. low-sodium soy sauce
1 Tbsp. stevia
1 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
1-2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
Slice the cucumber halves into half-moon pieces, about a 1/4 of an inch wide. Place all your slices of cucumbers into a bowl and sprinkle the kosher salt over them. Toss the cucumbers and salt together and let rest 15 minutes. The salt will draw some of the water out of the cucumbers so they don't get made into a soggy cucumber salad mess. After 15 minutes, drain the water from the cucumbers and pat them mostly dry with paper towels.
Healthy Recipe Tidbits
- I used the less sodium soy sauce to cut back on the sodium. That regular soy sauce is kinda overloaded a bit with sodium!
- Cucumbers are 96% water. So they're really low-calorie (only 16 calories per cup of sliced cucumbers!) and help to keep you hydrated--especially during these summer months.
- Cucumbers promote joint health. They contain the vitamin silica, which studies have shown promotes joint health by strengthening the connective tissue.
- Sesame seeds are great sources of copper, manganese, calcium, magnesium, iron, and zinc...Just to name a few! Since they are great sources of copper, they have been shown to provide anti-inflammatory help in reducing the pain and swelling of rheumatoid arthritis.
Do you have any favorite food puns or food jokes?....