Crunchy Cucumber Salad

(makes 4 servings)

Weight Loss Recipes : Crunchy Cucumber SaladIngredients:

  • 2 English or other unvaxed cucumbers, chopped into ¼” dice (about 3 cups)
  • 1 green Serrano chile pepper, finely chopped (remove seeds if desired)
  • ½ cup raw peanuts (toasted, unsalted ones will also work)
  • 2-3 Tbsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. sugar
  • ⅛ tsp. ground red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. canola oil
  • ¼ tsp. mustard seeds


  • Place cucumbers and chile pepper in medium bowl. Chop peanuts in coffee grinder or food processor until reduced to coarse powder (not too fine, but no big chunks). Add to cucumbers along with lemon juice, salt, and sugar to taste. Mix well.
  • Sprinkle red pepper in small pile on top of salad. Do not stir it in yet. Heat oil in small skillet over high heat. When oil begins to smoke, add mustard seeds and cover with lid or splatter screen. As soon as seeds stop sputtering, remove from heat and care fully pour oil over red pepper. Stir in dressing.

Make 4 Servings:

Weight loss recipes Amount Per Serving : 152 Calories, 5 g Protein, 7 g Carbohydrates, 2 g Dietary Fiber, 12.5 g Fat, 1.5 g Saturated Fat, 150 mg Sodium


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