Cucumber and mint salsa (Paleo, AIP, low FODMAP)
This simple, nutritious summer salsa is the perfect addition to my lamb koftas. It's so easy to put together and makes a refreshing summer side dish.
One whole cucumber diced into small cubes
One handful of chopped fresh mint leaves. Mint has great digestive supporting qualities, relieves muscle pains and alleviates allergy symptoms.
One handful of chopped fresh coriander leaves. Coriander has strong anti-oxidant properties, and helps to stimulates digestion.
A good pinch of sea salt or pink Himalayan salt
The juice of half a lemon. Packed with vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, folate and vitamin B6.
Two tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
One tablespoon of garlic oil
One teaspoon of maple syrup (optional) This is a low FODMAP amount and I add it to bring out the sweetness in the mint and coriander.
Combine the diced cucumber, mint and coriander in a bowl. Add the salt, lemon juice, olive oil, garlic oil and maple syrup. combine thoroughly and sit in the fridge for an hour before serving to allow the flavours to infuse.
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