This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in sour cream.
"Acting in 'Star Wars' I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn't even know who the cantaloupes were."
- Mark Hamill, Actor
This is a light and wonderful salad that is full of flavor. I like the cucumbers with the peel on and with the seeds. The wonderful textures of the cucumbers and tomatoes combined with the creamy dressing makes this a perfect side dish for your summer cookout.
Shallots are a member of the onion family and have a shape like onions but grow segmented in cloves similar to garlic (but are not as harsh as garlic). They have a thin coppery skin with purple white flesh has a subtle onion flavor.
Two main types of shallots are found in the grocery store. The Jersey shallot is larger and has a sharper onion flavor than the smaller "true" shallot, which has a softer flavor and a slightly grayer skin. As with onions, choose shallots that are firm and round with no dried areas or wrinkling of the skin. If there is a sprout from the tip of the shallot, don't buy it; it's not very fresh.
Shallots keep longer in the refrigerator, but they will flavor other items stored with them, so put them in a plastic bag. They will keep in a cool place for a few weeks and still be fresh.
1 Tbsp. chopped shallot = 7 calories, 0 fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 1mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol
Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups
Cooking Time = 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.
Keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.
|2 medium||cucumbers (cut into large dice)|
|1 small||tomato (cut into large dice)|
|1 small||shallot (minced)|
|fresh ground black pepper (to taste)|
|2 Tbsp||fresh chives (minced)|
|2 Tbsp||reduced-fat sour cream|
Mix all ingredients together and chill before serving.
Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups
Servings = 2
Amount Per Serving
|Calories 81||Calories from Fat 20|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 2g||4%|
|Saturated Fat 1g||4%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 16g||6%|
|Dietary Fiber 3g||7%|
|Vitamin A 20%||Vitamin C 28%|
|Calcium 8%||Iron 7%|
|Vitamin K 59 mcg||Potassium 611 mg|
|Magnesium 49 mg|