Summers have almost hit us early this year. As much as you can go out and enjoy the blooming gardens, the scorching heat sucks up all the energy from our blood levels. It is the season when we all crave something cooler and watery. It is advisable to consume such fruits and vegetables in summers that have higher water levels. Cucumber is one such vegetable that is very good for your system during this heatwave season. It has 95% water content and hence prevents dehydration. It is also rich in minerals and vitamins and helps keep the body cooler. But, do you also get bored by eating cucumber the usual way? Well, we have 5 types of cold cucumber salads that you can try this summer and beat the heat


 Cucumber and Tomato salad

Cucumber and tomato both have 95% water content. This salad is very easy to make. You just have to chop cucumber and tomatoes, put some salt and pepper and mix it well. You can squeeze in some lemon juice as per your taste. Garnish it with some fresh coriander leaves and enjoy the salad. 

Cucumber and bell pepper salad

Bell peppers are rich in water content too. Mixing chopped cucumbers with diced yellow, green and red bell peppers give the salad a colourful twist. Add a dash of salt, pepper and some ranch dressing. Mix it well and keep it in the freezer for 10 minutes. Enjoy the icy cold salad as your evening snack. 

Cucumber, olives and lettuce salad

Cucumber and olives are a great combination. Well, adding fresh lettuce leaves to this combination makes it even more delicious. Put some salt, black pepper, oregano, chilli flakes and olive oil to it. Mix the ingredients well. The salad is ready to be served.


Cucumber and sprout salad

Sprouts are a great option for breakfast or evening snacks. Add some chopped cucumber and onions to the sprouts. Add the spices of your choice and top it up with some lemon juice. Mix it well and enjoy this super delicious and healthy recipe. 

Bok choy and cucumber salad

Want to add some Chinese punch to the salad? Try adding chopped bok choy to the usual cucumber salad. Put some salt, white pepper, black pepper and little vinegar to it. Mix it well and enjoy the burst of different flavours with each bite.