You know those days where you spent so much time working on the main course, that you completely forgot to prepare a side dish? Well, that happens to me a LOT. More often than I’d like to admit. Sometimes I’m too busy, sometimes I too lazy, and sometimes I’m just ill-prepared. But on those days, quick and easy Weight Watchers salad recipes like this Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad, save me. I almost always have these ingredients on hand, and I can throw this together in just a few minutes. I highly recommend using a mandolin slicer in order to get nice, evenly thin cucumber slices. But it can absolutely be done with a knife too – it’s just not as easy. The flavors are fresh and amazing, and each serving is just 2 Points. I usually prefer to go a bit heavy on the red pepper flakes as I really like that heat, but this time I made it for my kids, so I didn’t use as much. This salad also makes a perfect, low calorie side for summer BBQ’s, so definitely add it to your “must make this summer list”. Enjoy!
Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad
Tangy, salty, crunchy, and with a kick of heat, this easy cucumber salad is a great low calorie side dish to throw together in a pinch. The flavors are simple, yet bold, and it pairs well with so many dishes.
- 2 large English cucumbers, very finely sliced
- 3 tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
- 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Juice from 2 limes
- Pinch of red pepper flakes
- Salt and pepper to taste
- In a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper.
- Toss cucumbers and cilantro together in a large bowl. Drizzle in dressing and toss to coat.
Preparation time: 5 minute(s)
Diet type: Vegan
Diet tags: Low calorie, Reduced fat, Reduced carbohydrate, Raw
Number of servings (yield): 4
Culinary tradition: USA (General)
Entire recipe makes 4 servings
Serving size is about 1 cup
Each serving = 3 Smart Points/2 Points
PER SERVING: 63 calories; 5g fat; .8g saturated fat; 4g carbohydrates; 5.4g sugar; 1.5g protein; 1.5g fiber