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Cucumber Herb Salad

This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Salads are a summer staple for my family. They are easy to make and require no cooking. Summers in San Diego are scorchers so this is important. This Cucumber Herb Salad is very similar to my Cucumber Dill Salad but uses a variety of fresh, leafy herbs for flavor.

This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

This salad goes really well with my Turmeric Grilled Shrimp recipe. That recipe isn’t 100% strict AIP. You’ll need to be able to handle a few introductions but the salad stands alone. It would be delicious with any grilled meat. We’ve been making this salad every time we grill outside this summer.

This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Cucumber Herb Salad
 
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This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: American
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 2 English Cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • ½ large Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup Fresh Mint, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Fresh Cilantro, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup White Wine Vinegar
  • ¼ cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tablespoon Maple Syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
Instructions
  1. Combine thinly sliced cucumbers, sliced onions, and chopped dill in a bowl. Toss gently.
  2. In a small bowl, combine oil, vinegar, sugar and salt. Whisk thoroughly.
  3. Drizzle oil and vinegar mix over cucumber mixture and toss to mix completely
  4. Chill for an hour to blend flavors before serving.

This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

 

This Cucumber Herb Salad is perfect for a summer BBQ or an easy weeknight meal. It’s a refreshing salad made of fresh herbs and crisp cucumbers. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), paleo and vegan diets.

Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Before AIP, I was a bit of a sugar addict. I loved Swedish fish, sour patch kids and gummy bears. I could go on and on about gummy candy. It’s something that I really missed initially but then I started making my own using fruit, gelatin and honey. These Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies are sweet and tart, just what you want in gummies. It’s not overly sugary or artificial like the store-bought kind. It’s just the right amount of sweetness.

These are really easy to make. There are different options for molds. You can either get silicone molds or just use a baking dish and cut the gummies into bite size pieces. If you decide on silicone molds, make sure they are food grade. I used a mold from Amazon, which are no longer available, but there is a huge variety of molds available. I’ve started a nice collection of plastic molds. I’ve got my eye on these lego/robot and diamond molds.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

When you’re filling your molds, make sure to not overfill. It makes it hard to transport to the refrigerator, as it’s more likely to spill. It also makes it harder to get them out of the mold once it’s hardened.

If you’re using a silicone mold then it’s important that you place the molds on a stable baking sheet before you fill them with liquid. The liquid is super sticky from the gelatin and sugar so that will help to prevent spills.

Thank you to Stemilt Growers for supplying the fresh cherries for this post.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.

Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies
 
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Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.
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Recipe type: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Serves: 2½ cups liquid
Ingredients
  • 1 cup Plum (about 2 small), pitted and chopped
  • 1 cup Cherries, pitted
  • ¼ cup Water
  • ¼ cup Honey (or to taste)
  • ¼ cup Gelatin
Instructions
  1. Place the plums and cherries into a blender.
  2. Blend until very smooth, then set aside.
  3. Pour the water and honey into a saucepan.
  4. Turn the heat on low, and slowly add the gelatin and whisk together.
  5. Continue to whisk the mixture for about 5 minutes or until it everything is incorporated.
  6. Remove the pan from the heat.
  7. If you have foam from whisking, carefully remove it from the top of the liquid. Taking care not to drip it everywhere as it’s hot and very sticky.
  8. Place silicone molds on a baking sheet. You can also use an 8x8 glass baking dish which does not require a baking sheet.
  9. Carefully pour the liquid into the mold or dish. If you are using a mold, take care not to overfill as it quickly overflows.
  10. Place the baking sheet that holds the molds or the glass baking dish in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour to firm up.
  11. If you used a small baking dish, cut into bite-size pieces. Otherwise, remove gummies from their molds and enjoy.

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.
If you like this recipe, be sure to share it on Pinterest or leave a comment below!

 

 

Naturally tart and sweet fruit make this Tart Cherry and Plum Gummies the perfect snack or dessert. This recipe is allergy friendly (gluten, dairy, seafood, nut, egg, and soy free) and suits the autoimmune protocol (AIP), and paleo diets.