I created this recipe at the retreat, using some of the amazing dill we’ve recently grown in our Tower Gardens, and it was a big hit. Use on salads, as a dip for your favorite raw veggies, or over warm roasted vegetables.


  • 1 cucumber ** (don’t peel – see notes below)
  • 1 ripe heirloom tomato or 5 ripe cherry tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup fresh dill
  • 1/2 cup  lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon  maple syrup
  • pinch of sea salt
  • a dash of freshly ground pepper

Cut unpeeled cucumber in 2 or 3 pieces and combine in Vitamix with all other ingredients to make a delicious dressing for your salad without the need for oil.

** I learned from my mom that if you cut off very ends of a cucumber, cut a gash at both ends and rub the cut off ends against the gashed ends, this keeps the cucumber from tasting bitter. You can watch an 18-second video of me doing this on YouTube.