Grandmas Original Cucumber Salad

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We all agree that Grandma's recipes are the best recipes ever. Serve this Grandmas Cucumber Salad recipe if you're looking for options for a healthy meal. This cucumber salad recipe makes a great side dish with grilled or roasted meat. You can also eat this salad for a meal on its own. This tasty cucumber salad is not your everyday, ordinary salad recipe because it has so many flavors and textures like crunchy, creamy, sweet and tangy all in one bowl. Easy salad recipes for lunch or dinner are always important to have handy, and this cucumber salad is exactly that. It’s healthy, hearty and easy to prepare. It is always an excellent idea to incorporate best healthy salads that are low in calories such as this cucumber salad recipe in your family meals. Getting your family to eat healthy is a great way to make sure that they are getting the best nutrition in their diet.

There are many nutritional benefits of cucumbers and it's a good idea to include them in your diet as much as possible. It is unbelievable that one serving size or half cup of cucumber slices have as low as just eight calories. Even though cucumbers are low in calories, they are incredibly filling and make a great dinner option. Cucumbers are very high in vitamin C and potassium among many other health benefits and very low in sodium. They are practically cholesterol free which makes cucumbers the most sought after vegetable in salad recipes. Try to use cucumbers with the peel on since the peel has many healthy benefits. The nutritional benefits of cucumbers are the best reason to make this yummy recipe more than just once.

You can try different variations if you want to change the flavors in this cucumber salad recipe. For a salad dressing, you can add balsamic vinegar and sprinkle feta cheese with oregano to give a tangy twist. For a healthy option, you can cut out the sugar from the ingredients. Instead, opt for sweet corn or peas for a subtle hint of natural sweet flavor. You can make this salad creamy by opting for Greek yogurt instead of mayonnaise and Miracle Whip for a healthy option. Use different spices like paprika, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, Cajun spice or cumin powder for a bold flavor in the salad. For extra protein, add chickpeas, black beans or even boiled eggs. Adding macaroni is also a good variation to it. There are so many ways to make this salad healthy yet delicious. French mustard dressing or even mashed avocados make a great choice for dressing the salad. Thank you to Melissa at the ‘Chin Deep' food blog for sharing this Grandmas Cucumber Salad recipe with us. For more easy salad recipes and ideas do check out Melissa's blog where she posts some of the best healthy salads. This cucumber salad recipe is one of the best salads ever just like Grandma's love. Make this recipe for your family today!

Nutrition Facts for: Grandmas Cucumber Salad from Chin Deep
Ingredients: Cucumbers, onion, milk, vinegar, mayonnaise, dill, salt, pepper.
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet.* The entire recipe has been calculated for 8 servings.* Per Serving: Calories 141, Calories from Fat 76, Total Fat 8.4g 13%, Saturated Fat 1.6g 8%, Cholesterol 8mg 3%, Sodium 321mg 13%, Potassium 395mg 11%, Carbohydrates 15.9g 5%, Dietary Fiber 1.6g 6%, Sugars 6.6g, Protein 2.7g, Vitamin A 7%, Vitamin C 12%, Calcium 9%, Iron 8%

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