Saturday, April 28, 2012

Crazy-Simple Cucumber Salad

This cucumber salad has become a fridge-staple in my house. It's a great side with dinner, and especially great during hot summer nights.


3 hard cucumbers
1 onion
3 T lemon juice or the juice of 1 lemon
1/2 cup of distilled white vinegar
a pinch of salt (can be omitted)
a pinch of Stevia (or Sugar, or your preferred sweetener)

And what's even better? It couldn't be easier to make!


1. Use a peeler to remove as much of the skin as you prefer from the cucumbers
2. Slice the cucumbers in half length-wise and remove the seeds
3. Slice the cucumbers into thin crescents (I usually use a mandolin because I prefer the pieces to be very thin)
4. Cut the onion in half, remove the skin, and slice it into thin crescents (Again, the mandolin works great!)
5. Put both the cucumbers and onions into a large bowl and add the lemon juice, vinegar, salt, and stevia.
6. Allow to sit for a few hours before serving, stirring every so often. This allows the cucumbers and onions to really absorb the juices and get a nice tart, pungent flavor.

**Daring are we? I've been known to add some julienned mango slices. It adds a nice sweet kick to the salad.

***Even more daring? Try experimenting with different vinegars. Coconut vinegar is a personal favorite of mine, though it's very hard to find. (You can get it here)

Nutrition Info: (Entire Recipe) Calories: 168; Fat: 0g; Sodium: 24mg (without the pinch of salt); Carbs: 45g; Sugar: 28g; Fiber: 8g; Protein: 7g

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