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As we approach the torrid summer our body craves for fresher foods with higher water content, this is how we are able to endure the high temperatures. So Imperio Garlic is bringing you today a simple, yet tasty recipe: Cucumber and garlic salad.

What are the benefits of this cucumber and garlic salad?

Cucumber is a typical summer vegetable. It has a very low calorie count and a high water, vitamins and fiber content. We must check that the skin is dark green and firm, signs of having the right quality.
Garlic is rich in minerals, calcium, sulphur, phosphorus, iron, carbs, allicin, enzymes and vitamins A and C. Furthermore, it has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties. Visit our website if you want to discover all the details about the benefits of garlic.
Sea salt has essential minerals (sodium, magnesium, potassium) that helps our cells to boost the immune system.

What do you need to prepare a cucumber and garlic salad?

  • 3 purple peeled garlic cloves (Use Imperio Garlic´s to ensure the best flavour)
  • 1 cucumber
  • 400 ml cold water
  • Sea salt
  • 1 tbsp wine vinegar

How do we proceed to prepare the cucumber and garlic salad?


  • Cut the cucumber
  • Crush the delicious peeled garlic cloves.
  • Put the ingredients in a big glass bowl
  • Add the vinegar and water

Pro tip: We can incorporate some fresh mint leaves. They will enhance the flavour of your salad, and also increase the refreshing power.

We hope you like our suggestion to prepare this cucumber and garlic salad. Here you can also find Karlos Arguiñano´s version of this recipe (equally tasty, although higher in calories). We would like to remind you that you can find more delicious proposals in our recipes section. Get inspired to cook healthy and tasy dishes.