This yummy recipe supports local farmers while keeping your kitchen nice and cool, says Shelly Marie Redmond. Cucumbers are a great find at the Farmers’ Market and work in many salad variations offering a cool, crisp crunch perfect for hot summer days.
By: Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN
In continuing our recipe series starring foods found at our local Farmers’ Markets, I am thrilled to bring you another yummy recipe that supports our local farmers while keeping our kitchen nice and cool. This recipe is low carb, sugar-free, keto, and gluten free.
Cucumbers are a great find at the Farmers Market and work in many salad variations offering a cool, crisp crunch perfect for hot summer days. At only 4-5 grams of carbs per cucumber, this vegetables is great for people with diabetes and low carb dieters.
This recipe, using cucumbers found at the Farmers Market, works as a fantastic summer snack. You can easily ‘spice up’ or ‘sweeten’ this recipe for your family’s personal taste buds. The best part? This summer recipe is a no-cook recipe keeping our energy cost down.
- 1-2 cucumbers, sliced very thin
- 1 cup of water
- 1/3 cup vinegar (we used white vinegar, but you can use rice or apple cider vinegar)
- 1 tsp Redmond Sea Salt (can eliminate if concerned about sodium levels)
- Optional ingredients: Additional vegetables (bell pepper, onion, green onion), hot sauce, lower sodium seasoning, Swerve, fresh dill
- Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl or mason jar.
- Cover and refrigerate.
Calories: 10.4, Total fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, *Sodium: 520mg, Carbs: 2.2g, Fiber: 0mg, Protein: 0g.
*Can use a lower sodium seasoning.
Are you a diabetic OR looking for the best low carb vegetables to purchase at the local farmers market? Be sure to check out our video ranking vegetables from the highest carb to lowest-carb!
Shelly Marie Redmond, MS, RD, LDN is a keto and anti-inflammatory dietitian who practices out of Eberhardt Physical Therapy. She is passionate about bringing busy individuals the keto, low carb, and anti-inflammatory lifestyle without busting your budget and waistline while keeping your family healthy and happy. She is the author of the Skinny Louisiana cookbook series and is the Co-Founder of the Migraine and Anti-Inflammatory Institute of the South opening late summer 2020. She is working hard on her new website www.theklakitchen.com for release in Sept 2020.