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Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Summer Veggies!

This week at the farmers market I picked up some cucumbers and wanted to share my favorite way to prepare them in the Summer.  I'm still trying to make them taste like mom's, but we all know how that works out!

Here's the quick prep for a low-calorie, healthy side:

Onions (if you like)
A little bit of sugar

You can make the desired quantity you like.  Slice the cucumber (some like to peel first, your choice) and onion and set aside.  Mix vinegar and water in bowl measuring 3 parts water to one part vinegar.  Some people use more vinegar, but I'm not a fan of really sour cucumbers so I do the opposite.  You can adjust to fit your tastebuds!  Sprinkle *sugar in to take the bite off and shake up or mix.  Add cucumbers and onions and chill in the refrigerator.  The longer you let it marinate, the more flavorful your cucumbers will become.  I suggest at least a couple hours if not overnight.

*Some recipes call for cups of sugar.  We are keeping this low-cal and it is not necessary.  For 1-2 cucumbers a tablespoon or 2 if suffice.  

You can also add other fresh veggies such as tomatoes, peppers, etc.

Enjoy this cool summer treat for very few calories per serving!


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