This isn't the most beautiful picture of this salad, but don't let it deter you from making it...it is so delicious! You can, of course, make it with English cucumbers, which would make a much more eye pleasing salad...but regular old cukes were on sale in my grocery four for a $1! So I peeled, and seeded and used them in this refreshing cucumber salad.
I honestly, would have never thought to pair cukes and lemons. But what a great taste surprise this ended up being! And all for ONE PP! Who could ask for more??
Lemony Cucumber Salad
adapted from Allrecipes
Servings - 6 Serving Size - about 1/2 cup or 1/6th of the recipe Points+ per serving - 1 Point+
Calories - 27, Total Fat - 0g, Carb. - 6.4g, Protein - 0.5g, Fiber - 0.4g
2 English cucumbers or three large regular cucumbers
2 TBS chopped onion (optional)
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
2 TBS granulated sugar
2 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
1 TBS fresh lemon juice
1. Slice English cukes or if using regular cukes, peel, seed and slice. In med bowl, combine the cukes and the onion, if using.
2. In small glass measure or canning jar, combine the rest of the ingredients and shake or stir until sugar and salt are dissolved. Pour over cukes/onions. Toss to coat and allow to sit in fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.
What a yummy summery salad to go with just about anything! I have to confess...I love cucumbers, so this loving this salad for me was easy. I've had marinated cuke salads before...and I loved them all, but I have to say, the addition of lemon took this one to a whole new place. Who would have thunk it?
Of all the summer veg/fruit, I do think cucumbers and watermelon sit at the top of my favorite list. What summer veg/fruits are your favorites?