Crisp Summer Cucumber Salad- a Lean and Green Recipe

There’s nothing like the crisp crunch of summer cucumbers, especially when paired with sweet onions and tart apple cider vinegar.  Cucumbers make for a great Lean and Green recipe ingredient because they are a lower carbohydrate option and full of fiber.  In addition, their crunchy texture is sooo satisfying. This easy recipe makes a lovely summer side dish (or a winter one too!) perfect with any grilled lean meats.  Try with Tuscan Grilled Steak, chicken thighs dusted with Cinnamon Chipotle and much more!



4 C  sliced cucumbers (peels on or off- your choice)

2 T  apple cider vinegar

1/4 C  thinly sliced white onion or red onion

2 tsp  Stacey Hawkins Dash of Desperation Seasoning


Toss all ingredients together in a medium sized bowl.  Let sit for 15 minutes to allow the vinegar to mellow the onion and flavors to meld.  Serve chilled.

Medifast recipe servings / Take Shape for Life recipe servings / Optavia recipe servings / Lean and Green Recipe servings: 1 cup of salad as prepared above are 2 green servings and 1/4 condiment.