Need a nutritious meal that’s a cinch to prepare? This is where salads shine. Tomatoes are a popular ingredient, as they are both tasty and rich in vitamin C and lycopene. Cucumbers are nutritional powerhouses themselves, containing cucurbitacins A, B, C, D, and E. These compounds block the development of cancer cells in our bodies. Toss in some onions and croutons and dress your salad with a homemade vinaigrette.
Yields: 4 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 185 | Total Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 253 mg | Carbohydrates: 25 g | Dietary Fiber: 5 g | Sugars: 7 g | Protein: 6 g | SmartPoints: 6
- 2 cucumbers, diced
- 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered or 3 large tomatoes, sliced
- 4 slices whole grain bread (stale is better)
- 1 big red onion, sliced
- 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
- 4 teaspoons wine vinegar
- 5 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
Slice and dicard the sides of the bread then cube the bread with a sharp knife.
Over medium heat, in a medium saucepan with 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil, toast the diced bread until golden brown then set aside.
In a small bowl, whisk the mustard, vinegar, the remaining 4 teaspoons of extra virgin olive oil, salt and pepper. Adjust the amount of salt if needed. You can also put all these ingredients in a small jar, seal it and shake it well.
In a large salad serving bowl, distribute the cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and croutons.
Dress the salad with the vinaigrette when ready to eat.
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