Sunday, April 1, 2012

Asian Cucumber Salad with Bison Burger

The last couple months, while we have stayed Paleo overall, have been a little more lax than normal. We have had birthdays and parties that have called for cupcakes, cakes and other treats. This is fine every once in a while, but I have a renewed vigor for a bit of detoxing this month. While we are not officially doing any of the detox/cleansing programs, I am going for the month without treats, baked goods and just a bit cleaner overall.

With that being said, my recipes this month will be reflective, along with a couple more food diary type entries showing what exactly we are eating. I know there are quite a few group and individuals starting up clean eating programs this month, so let me know if there is a particular area you are struggling with that I may be able to help with!

Asian Cucumber Salad
3 Tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
3 Tbsp Coconut Aminos
2 Tbsp Almond Butter
2 Tbsp Sesame Oil
1 Glove Crushed Garlic
1 Tbsp Avocado Oil (or other mild flavored oil)
2 Tbsp Onion Powder
1/2- 1 tsp Salt
7 Mini Cucumbers (about 2 regular Cucumbers)
1/2 lb Carrots
3 tsp Sesame Seeds

Asian Bison Burgers
1 lb Ground Bison (or other meat)
1 tsp Sesame Oil
1 tsp Apple Cider Vinigar
2 tsp Coconut Aminos
1 Tbsp Almond Butter
1 Tbsp Onion Powder
1/2 tsp Salt

Thai (No) Peanut Sauce

To make the Cucumber Salad:

Combine all ingredients except cucumber, carrots and sesame seeds in a large bowl.
Slice cucumbers and carrots into bite size pieces.

Add them into the prepared sauce.
Place the salad in the refrigerator to meld for several hours prior to serving.

While the salad is melding prepare burgers and THIS awesome sauce to go over them.
 Combine all burger ingredients.
 Form into 4- 1/4 lb burgers. 
Cook how you like. (We like ours the medium-well in a cast iron pan.)
Place the Cucumber Salad in a bowl, top with the warm burger, Thai (No) Peanut Sauce and the Sesame Seeds.



  1. Where do you get your ground bison? It seems like I remember you posting about it awhile back, but I don't see it now. Do you order online somewhere or buy it locally?

    1. We get this one at Tropical Traditions. We like the flavor more than GF Beef, so it is the majority of what we use when we cook with ground meat, including Jerky, sausage, burgers, ect. Hope that helps!