Recipe of the Week: Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Ingredients:

  • Three cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and thinly sliced
  • ½ cup sliced red onion (or diced)
  • One teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon fresh basil
  • One teaspoon dried or 1 tablespoon fresh parsley
  • Two tablespoons red wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • One tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Two teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

Directions:

Place cucumbers and onion in a bowl. Combine basil and remaining ingredients in a separate bowl. Pour over cucumber mixture. Toss gently. Cover and chill.

One ¾ Cup = One Vegetable and One Fat (Nutrition Plan)

Benefit of Cucumbers:

  • Potassium which supports a healthy heart
  • Fiber which supports digestive health
  • B vitamins including B1, B5 and B7 (biotin)
  • Antioxidants including vitamin c and beta-carotene as well as additional flavonoids
  • Polyphenols and phytonutrients which may help lower your risk of cancers such as breast, uterine, ovarian and prostate cancers
  • Fisetin which plays and important role in maintaining a healthy brain