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Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Salad Recipe

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A delicious, healthy, cucumber salad recipe from Senior Culinary Nutritionist Natalia Hancock.

Now that farmers' markets are brimming with great-tasting produce at peak ripeness, it's time to put your haul of fresh cucumbers to good use! Try this refreshing cucumber salad to cool off and stay hydrated this summer:

Makes 3 servings

1 lb cucumbers w/peel, raw (smaller cucumbers are ideal)
2 tsp - olive oil
1/4 cup - vinegar, distilled
2 tbsp - dill, fresh
1 tbsp - raw onion, chopped
1/2 tsp - granulated sugar
¼ - ½  tsp – sea salt
1/4 tsp – black pepper

Directions


To slice cucumber, a mandolin is ideal, or slice very thin. Place sliced cucumber in a strainer to strain the cucumber juice.

In the meantime whisk together olive oil, vinegar, dill, onion, salt, sugar and pepper.

Place strained cucumber in a bowl and pour over vinaigrette. Toss well.

Nutritional information per serving:


Calories: 60
Carbohydrate: 7g
Fiber: <1g
Fat: 3g
Saturated Fat: 0g
Sodium: 200-400mg

healthy salad, healthy appetier, cucumber, vegetarian


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