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Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Sodium
This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.

 

"People mature with age and experience. I hope I more resemble a fine wine than bad vinegar."
-Rick Kaplan, Television executive

The refrigerator light goes on...

I have loved cucumbers in vinegar since I was a kid. My mother made them very simply as peeled and sliced cucumbers (not seeded) with oil, white vinegar and a bit of salt and pepper. The mint was sprinkled on sometimes since it grew wild in our side yard. A taste of the South in the summer.

This variation is a little more elegant and I like to use rice vinegar because it's not as acidic and lets the sweetness of the cucumber and mint come through better.

Fiber in Cucumbers

Nah. You would think that maybe cucumbers would have some fiber in them, but they don't. Even if you eat a half cup with the skin on you would be getting less than a gram of fiber. But it's only seven calories!


 

Minted Cucumbers



Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe does not make very good leftovers.

2 medium cucumbers (peeled, seeded and sliced into crescents)
2 tsp olive oil
2 Tbsp rice vinegar
1/8 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
1/4 tsp dried peppermint

Fold together the cucumbers, olive oil, rice vinegar, salt, pepper and peppermint.

Chill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 68

Servings = about 1 cup

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 68 Calories from Fat 43
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat 1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 3g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 150mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 6%
    Sugars 3g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 4% Vitamin C 11%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 17 mcg Potassium 288 mg
Magnesium 26 mg