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Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Lactose
Avoid this recipe if you 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. Check for modified food starch in sour cream.

 

Salad "freshens without enfeebling and fortifies without irritating."
-Brillat-Savarin, French philosopher

The refrigerator light goes on...

This salad is so easy and so elegant and so low in fat and calories that it makes the perfect accompaniment to almost any summer dinner.

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!


 

Cucumbers & Dill in Sour Cream



Servings = 4 | Serving size =about 1 cup cucumbers

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2.

This doesn't keep well at all. It should be made as close to time of serving as possible.

1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
3 Tbsp shallot
1/4 tsp salt
3 cucumbers
fresh ground black pepper
4 leaves romaine lettuce
2 Tbsp fresh dill

Mix the sour cream, shallot and salt together. Place in refrigerator and chill well.

When ready to serve slice the cucumbers into half rounds. Place the cucumbers in the dill sauce and toss until coated.

Place a slice of romaine lettuce on a chilled salad plate and top with the cucumbers. Sprinkle with fresh dill.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 cup salad with lettuce

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 73 Calories from Fat 36
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat 2g 12%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 170mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
    Sugars 4g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 44% Vitamin C 21%
Calcium 8% Iron 4%
Vitamin K 39 mcg Potassium 344 mg
Magnesium 22 mg