Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Simply Delicious Summer Side Salad

When you need just a little something more to add to your dinner plate, this easy salad fills the bill very nicely.  It is crunchy, and tasty, and adds a lot of color as well.  It all comes together in just a couple of minutes.  And if you haven't had both your servings of healthy oils for the day, this will take care of one of them.

Don't make it up too far ahead of dinner-time... the cucumber will get watery and lose its crunch.

Summer Side Salad
Makes 2 servings
  • 1 - 4 inch length of a long English cucumber
  • 4 thin cross slices of a white onion
  • 1 medium tomato
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 Tbs white vinegar
  • dashes of salt, pepper, and oregano
  1. Slice the cucumber into thin slivers.  I like to make deep vertical cuts along the length of the cucumber, and then make thin slices across it. Place in small mixing bowl.
  2. Cut the onion rings into smaller pieces and add to the cucumber.
  3. Remove the core from the tomato and cut into small chunks, and place in the bowl.
  4. Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl and mix well.
  5. Divide the salad into 2 serving bowls.
Per serving.
Weight Watchers P+ = 2.
Calories 69; Protein 1g; Carbohydrate 7g; Fat 5g; Fibre 1g.

There could be an argument here that the only ingredient that has a P+ value is the olive oil, but Weight Watchers takes all the ingredients into consideration when calculating P+ values in their own recipe builder software, so I have followed suit.

Place slivered cucumber into bowl.  Long English are lovely as they do not need to be peeled.

Add pieces of onion.

Ready to serve.


  1. What's that sprinkled on top of your salad? Cracked pepper or Herbs de Provance?

  2. Such a simple yet crispy and delicious salad!

  3. I sprinkled dried oregano, salt and cracked pepper on the top.

    Good eye, Lurks!


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