Low-Carb Cucumber Salad with Easy Balsamic Dressing
Though salads can be eaten all year round, there is something so refreshing about eating them in the summer time, especially a cucumber salad. Try making this healthy and Low-Carb Cucumber Salad with Easy Balsamic Dressing recipe which makes a great side dish when paired with grilled meat. This is also an easy salad recipe you can make anytime you are running short of time. Since it has all the wonderful flavors like sweet and tangy with a crunchy texture, you can pass it off for a fancy salad too. 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 healthily 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. Even though the recipe uses Persian cucumbers, but you can also easily use English cucumbers interchangeably to make this salad. The only difference between the two kinds of cucumbers is that the Persian ones are only about 5-6 inches long and the English cucumbers are a foot long. But both have thin skins so you can quite easily use them in salads without peeling the skin. Try to use cucumbers with the skin on since it has many healthy benefits. It is hard to believe that one serving size or a 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 low-carb dinner option. Cucumbers are loaded with vitamin C and potassium among many other health benefits. Apart from being very low in sodium and glycemic index, cucumbers are practically cholesterol free which makes them the most sought after vegetable in salad recipes. The nutritional benefits of cucumbers are the best reason to make this yummy recipe more than just once.
It is entirely up to you if you wish to change the flavors a bit in this cucumber salad recipe. You can add chopped up dill herb or pickled dill and sprinkle feta cheese with Olive oil and oregano to give Greek-style flavor. If you’re not a huge fan of mayonnaise, you can skip it altogether or substitute it with Greek yogurt which is way healthier and creamy at the same time. Try adding French mustard dressing to this recipe or even mashed avocados that have a creamy mayonnaise-like consistency. Add your favorite spices like paprika, cumin, etc. You can also add other veggies for extra nutrition and crunch like bell peppers. For more protein, add chickpeas or chicken breast. Other meat options you can add are ground turkey or bacon bits. There are so many ways to make this salad healthy yet delicious. There are so many fantastic variations to make this recipe healthy yet delicious.
Thank you to Kalyn Denny at the Kalyn's Kitchen food blog for sharing this healthy Low-Carb Cucumber Salad with Easy Balsamic Dressing recipe with us. For more healthy recipes do check out Mary's blog where she shares some of her best healthy salads and ideas for making healthy food. Easy salad recipes are always good to have handy, and this cucumber salad is exactly that. It’s healthy, hearty and easy to prepare. With so many amazing flavors in one salad bowl is not just a bonus but also might soon become your family's favorite side dish. Make this salad recipe today for your family!
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