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Fresh, tangy, and perfect as a side to just about any meal, our marinated cucumber salad beats any store bought version and is light, healthy and refreshing.
The Backstory: You know all those pre-made salads and sides at your local supermarket in the deli and prepared food section? This cucumber salad is often there, ready for you to buy and bring home to enjoy. But there are several differences: the salad at the market is often loaded with sugars, oils, and preservatives, adding lots of calories, saturated fats, and chemicals that aren’t good for your health or your waistline. What’s more: you can prepare this salad at home in only minutes, at far less cost. More of the Backstory after the recipe…
Marinated Cucumber Salad - Healthy Option
- 5 cups (3 medium) cucumbers, sliced
- 1/4 cup green onions, chopped
- 1/2 cup seasoned rice wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp. sugar
- 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro,finely chopped (optional)
Toss cucumbers with onions and set aside.
Mix vinegar and sugar together and pour over cucumber mixture.
Marinate for 30 minutes under refrigeration.
Sprinkle with chopped cilantro and serve.
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…The Backstory continues: This is a light, refreshing, and truly delicious dish that’s perfect on its own or as a side dish to your favorite wrap, sandwich or grilled chicken or fish recipe. Once you prepare it, simply allow the salad to chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before enjoying or serving. Once you make it yourself, you’ll never buy it from the market again.
You can find this recipe and many more in my latest cookbook, Healthy Meals for Your Busy Life. In my new book, I’ve created a collection of delicious and satisfying recipes from Orange Cinnamon French Toast with Strawberry Sauce to Glazed Sweet Potatoes — that you can prepare in 30 minutes or less. I know you’ll love them and that they’ll leave you feeling full, satisfied, and happy that you’ve made healthful choices that don’t sacrifice on taste!