I love cucumbers. I eat them plain, with a little salt, with a low point dip, and this creamy cucumber salad. Pretty much any way they are served, I will eat them.
Sometimes when I need lunch and I’m short on time I will make a cucumber sandwich.
I toast a mini bagel, spread some reduced-fat cream cheese on it, then cucumbers, red onions and dill. I love it!
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This creamy cucumber salad is only 1 point per serving. It’s also really easy to make.
Sometimes I like to get it ready a couple of hours ahead of time. When I do this, I wait to add the sauce to the cucumbers until I’m ready to eat it. When cucumbers sit for a while they lose a lot of liquid. I don’t like the cucumber salad to be too runny.
I used 2 large cucumbers for the salad. I cut the cucumbers in half, then used my mandoline to slice them up. I love using the mandoline to slice large quantities of vegetables. Anything to save time!
I also used the mandoline to slice up the red onion. I added the cucumber and red onion to a large mixing bowl.
To make the sauce I mixed together fat free sour cream, garlic, dill, salt, sugar and white wine vinegar. If you don’t have white wine vinegar you can use distilled white vinegar. Lately I’ve been obsessed with white wine vinegar.
If you aren’t serving the creamy cucumber salad right away, this is when I would cover up the cucumbers and the sauce (separately) and keep them in the fridge until you’re ready to eat.
Then all you have to do is add the sauce to the cucumbers and stir together. It’s super easy!
I love when a recipe is easy to make, but still tastes delicious. This creamy cucumber salad is one of those recipes.
It’s summer time, which means grilling season. Grill up some chicken breasts for a low point meal.
Or, grill up a steak. Since the cucumber salad is low in points it’s a perfect side for some meat that’s a little higher in points.
Yield: 4 servings (1 Freestyle point per serving)
- 2 cucumbers
- 1 small red onion
- 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream
- 1 tablespoon dill
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or distilled white vinegar)
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
Peel and slice the cucumbers. Add to a mixing bowl.
Slice the red onion and add it to the cucumbers.
In a small bowl add the sour cream, dill, garlic, vinegar, sugar and salt. Mix together, then add to the cucumbers. Stir together and serve!
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