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"A spoonful of honey will catch more flies than a gallon of vinegar."
-Benjamin Franklin, American statesman

The refrigerator light goes on...

When I was a kid in Atlanta my mom used to make cucumbers and onions with white vinegar, a touch of salt and pepper and just enough sugar to take the bite off. The flavors are the same Southeast America, Southeast Asia just subtle differences.

Rice Vinegar

Rice vinegar is made from fermented rice. It's a staple in Asian cooking but I like to use it in other types of recipes. Because it is less acidic than most vinegars and has a soft flavor it is a great choice for recipes where you don't want as bright a vinegar flavor.

1 Tbsp. rice vinegar = 0 calories, 0g fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0g protein, 0g carbohydrates, 0mg sodium, 0mg


 

Thai Cucumber Salad



Servings = 4 | Serving size =1 cup

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3.

Leftovers are good for 24 hours at the most.

1 cup rice vinegar
1 tsp lime zest (minced)
1/4 tsp Tabasco sauce
2 Tbsp Splenda or stevia
1/2 cup red onion (diced)
2 large cucumbers (sliced)
1/4 cup cilantro leaves
1 Tbsp raw peanuts

Combine the rice vinegar, lime zest, Tabasco, Splenda, red onion, cucumber slices and cilantro leaves in a glass or stainless steel bowl.

You can add the peanuts now and let them marinate. They will be slightly chewy, but I prefer to sprinkle them over the top of the salad when I am serving.

Marinate at least 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 1 cup

Servings = 4

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Amount Per Serving

Calories 46 Calories from Fat 11
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 1g 2%
    Saturated Fat 1g 1%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 8mg 0%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
    Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
    Sugars 3g  
Protein 1g  
Vitamin A 3% Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 3% Iron 3%
Vitamin K 10 mcg Potassium 229 mg
Magnesium 21 mg