Sriracha-lime is the easiest, most summery flavor combo ever. Today, I used this dressing for another summery item: cucumbers. Cucumbers just chill everything out a few degrees.
In addition to being refreshing and summery, eating citrus has been shown in small trials to improve DNA resistance to damage. Antioxidants, present in all fruits and vegetables, help prevent DNA damage. Increased fruit and veggie intake is associated with decreased risk of cancer. One proposed mechanism is this protective effect fruits and veggies have on DNA. So basically, more fresh produce = deliciousness, also happier bodies with less cancer = yay!
- 2 cucumbers, spiroolied into noodles or chopped into matchsticks.*
- 1/2 red onion, finely diced
- Juice of 1 lime
- 1 tsp honey
- Sriracha to taste
*Note on what a spirooli is: it’s a kitchen gadget like in the picture above on the left that cuts veggies into noodle shapes. If you don’t have one, don’t worry about it, because you can just cut the cucumber into bite-size pieces and that’s totally fine. If you do have a spirooli, it helps to make vegetables into noodle shapes, so then you can use veggies like you use pasta, which then makes it easier to use veggies in general. So, nice to have, but not necessary.
Combine last three ingredients until well-mixed. Combine this dressing with the first two ingredients in an appropriately sized bowel. Sit on the porch and enjoy… because even if it’s hot out it’s totally cool with the cucumbers!