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Easy Sweet Sour Cucumber Salad

Summer is a time for fresh, cool, and light eating. Cucumber have all three of these components including the clean taste, making them the perfect candidate in cooling down the heat. Sometimes even my favorite Happy Hour appetizers can't hold the candle to my craving for the crisp and healthy Cucumber Salad.

Although the prices at Happy Hour is quite enticing. The guys at the Fish Market restaurant know us well. Sometimes at minutes before Happy Hours is over, they would enter all the selections that we would normally order so that we could get the Happy Hour prices. But like I said, when you have a special craving, nothing can compare to the food you are hungry for.

Cucumber is a good dietary food as well if eaten raw and peeled. It practically has nothing - no fat, just about 2% of fiber for every half size cucumber. So, if you are still trying to get in that bikini, give this easy Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad a try, it could turn into one of your summer favorites too.

Ingredients:

1 English cucumber, or 3 little cucumbers. Sliced 1/4 in widths rounds and cut again into four pieces turning them into chunks.
1/2 medium size red onion - cut the half into 1/4 slices
24 stalks of cilantro - cut into 1/2 inches.
4 12-inch stalk of peppermint

The dressing:
1) Mix 4 tablespoons of vinegar, 5 tablespoons of sugar and 3/4 teaspoon of salt.
2) Heat until sugar completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and allow to cool.
3) Arrange sliced cucumber and red onion in layers in a bowl. Garnish or mix the cilantro and peppermint in last. Pour the mixture in the bowl of cucumber and serve.



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14 comments :

  1. Sounds like a delicious recipe. Will try.

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  2. Sounds fantastic and tasty! This is my kind of food since I love salad!

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  3. What a perfect summer salad. I cannot wait to try it out. Come over and visit us. We have a terrific tomato pie this week.

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  4. i love your salad, looks so thin and healthy, and yummy!

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  5. Oh I wish I could eat this for lunch. It looks so delicious! My cucumbers got eaten last night. Off to the grocery store! Thanks for sharing.

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  6. This looks so delicious! Going to have to make my way back to the grocery for some cilantro now!

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  7. This looks really good and healthy too! Stumbled:)

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  8. I like adding that peppermint to give it some extra pizzazz!

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  9. This salad is perfect for any season and I do believe it helps with hydration. I Love a good fresh cucumber!

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  10. I love cucumbers so I know I will enjoy this. It looks delicious!

    Thanks for stopping by and visiting 5 Minutes Just for Me!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  11. Yummy! I will definitely have to try. I love cucumbers :)

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  12. Your Cucumber Salad looks delicious. We have so many wonderful cucumbers in our garden right now this is a good recipe for us to try. Hope you are having a great week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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  13. Cucumbers are excellent at helping us rid our bodies of excess water, but I cannot eat raw cucumbers.

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  14. What a lovely, refreshing, summer salad! Thank you for sharing it with Let's Do Brunch.

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