The warm weather is finally on its way! I have been working on simple, fresh recipes that use vegetables and herbs from the garden this year! I recently planted 60 cucumber seeds and I am not sure how it happened, but I got 65 little plants! Be prepared for more cucumber recipes in the near future!
This recipe for keto cucumber salad is very adaptable and can really use anything you have on hand for herbs and other veggies. Maybe a cucumber dill salad or cucumber and green onion? They all sound delicious to me! The key is letting the salad sit in the refrigerator for 6-8 hours before serving.
I don’t typically add macros to my recipes, but since I know some people might question the carb count, I ran it through my carb counter app. It is only 1.8 net carbs per serving and 44 calories. Now mind you, I can eat two servings of this salad and call it lunch, but it still keeps my macros in line!
Keto Cucumber Salad
You can easily double or triple this recipe for family parties or just to have in the fridge for lunch or a side dish.
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
- 2 tbsp sour cream
- 1 tbsp olive oil mayonnaise
- 1/4 chopped onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
Sounds pretty simple right! It is, and the longer it sits, the better it tastes. The cucumber water and the sour cream/mayo come together to make an amazing dressing that is so refreshing and light! I would have used fresh dill on top, but it is too early in the season yet.
Once you combine the peeled and thinly sliced cucumber, the sour cream, mayo, onion and salt and pepper, just give a good stir, cover and pop in the fridge for a couple hours. Like I said, the longer it sits the better it tastes, so over night is perfect for serving for lunch. Or make it in the morning to serve with dinner.
With 65 cucumber plants in the garden this year, I can see myself eating a lot of this salad throughout the summer. Thank goodness it is one of my favourites! I could honestly eat it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!