I love this recipe for summer because it’s a good coolant for the body, and because it includes the skin (don’t peel it), you’ll get a solid dose of vitamin C every time you eat it. I always make sure to have a batch of this in my fridge, so when I want to snack on something I can reach for it, or I use it as a side salad at dinner time. It’s a quick, cool, crunchy, and hydrating snack for kids, too. A plus for us, it’s low on calories and high on taste. Check it out!
- 3 medium cucumbers, un-peeled and sliced paper thin
- 1/2 medium red or yellow onion, finely slivered
- 3 cups cold water
- 1 1/2 cups white vinegar
- 3 packets (.035 ounces each) sugar substitute (such as Splenda)
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp ground black pepper
In a plastic storage container, combine all ingredients. Stir well to mix. Cover the container with a lid and refrigerate for at least a few hours or as long as 5 days. Serve cold.
Makes 6 (1 1/4 cup) servings
Per serving: 40 calories, 2g protein, 6g carbohydrates, 0g fat, omg cholesterol, 2g fiber, 195mg sodium
If you like this recipe, let me know! I would love to see some of your own culinary creations that turn healthy foods into healthy AND delicious delights!
Alexander, Devin.(2006) The Biggest Loser cookbook: more than 125 healthy delicious recipes adapted from NBC’s hit show/Chef Devin Alexander and The Biggest Loser experts and cast;foreword by Bob Harper and Kim Lyons.
image: cucumbers en route to pickledown by Stacy Spensley – Creative Commons