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
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.
Recipe Notes & Optavia Counts
Serving Size is 1 cup of salad as prepared above
0 - Lean
0 - Leaner
0 - Leanest
2 - Green
1/4 - Condiments
0 - Healthy Fat
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