This Cucumber And Onion Salad makes a perfect, low carb side dish for many low carb meals.
As many of you know, I’m focusing on eating low carb these days, and I have to say, it’s working. Working like nothing I’ve ever tried before. It would seem that I have found my magic combination where food is concerned. No dairy, low carb, higher fats, no caffeine and the only sweetener I use is pure liquid stevia. It’s strict to be sure, and often I find myself struggling with creativity in the kitchen. I mean, let’s face it, there are only so many times you can eat tuna salad on the go!
Lately my mom, for whatever reason, can’t seem to get enough raw onions. I’ve read that onions are good for the heart, and since her heart is having issues, my guess is that that is why she is craving them. But when I say craving them, I mean I could practically serve her a raw onion to eat like an apple!
Maybe that’s exaggerating just a tiny bit, but you get my point. She can’t get enough. So the other day, she asked me to make her something with onions, and I only had cucumbers on hand as I hadn’t made it to the store yet for more veggies. So I chopped and mixed the two together and tossed them with a little Greek yogurt and balsamic for her, and mayo for me.
We actually both love raw onions, so I can’t put this all on her. But I have to say that this fit my new low carb eating plan quite nicely and we each got a version of this salad we preferred. Delish either way! Although I will say that if you try the yogurt version, you may need to add a bit of salt. Try it first though before you add it though!
So to make a long story short, I now have a fabulous new snack I can mix-n-go with. Something that ISN’T tuna salad!
YOU MIGHT ALSO ENJOY:
Cucumber & Raw Onion Salad
- ½ cup minced purple onion
- 2 cups chopped English cucumber (peeled and diced small)
- 3 tbsp. mayonnaise (see link above)
- Prepare all ingredients and mix them together in a small to medium mixing bowl.
- Adjust ingredients to your taste.
- Lower fat options include replacing the mayo with Greek yogurt and a dash of balsamic vinegar.
- Then salt to taste if needed.