Cucumber, Tomato, and Crouton Salad

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Mix up a healthy salad with DIY dressing!

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.

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Cucumber, Tomato, and Crouton Salad

This simple salad with homemade dressing is perfect for a light lunch, dinner, or side dish.
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 1 cup
Course Dinner, Lunch, Side Dish
Cuisine Universal

Ingredients

  • 4 slices whole-grain bread stale is better
  • 5 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • 2 cucumbers diced
  • 2 cups cherry tomatoes halved or quartered or 3 large tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 red onion big, sliced

Instructions

  • Slice and discard 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.

Nutrition Information

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 185kcal | Carbohydrates: 25g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 253mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 6
Keywords Budget-Friendly, dairy-free, Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Rowena Dumlao-Giardina

Rowena is a recipe developer and food & travel writer/photographer from Italy with Asian roots. Creating healthy dishes in her own kitchen is priority. She believes there is nothing more satisfying than knowing that her family is eating natural & nutritious meals.

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