Cucumber & Strawberry Salad

I’m always up for a new and delicious salad recipe. My sister came to visit and brought her spiral slicer, and we made this delicious salad. I am totally in love with the spiral slicer, but you don’t have to have one to enjoy this salad. However, a word to the wise — chances are the picky in your family will love spiral sliced vegetables! They add a new and fun dimension to the meal. If you don’t have a spiral slicer (the one we were using left with my sister, but it’s on the wish list for myself now), just slice the cucumbers thinly. I prefer English (hothouse) cucumbers for this, because there are fewer and smaller seeds. But regular cucumbers will work just fine with this. If you’re not planning on eating all of the salad at once, have each person dress their own salad. It will hold in the refrigerator for a day or two without the dressing, but it’s best fresh. It’s strawberry season, so it’s a perfect time to try this salad. It’s light and fruity, simple, colorful and very tasty.

Cucumber & Strawberry Salad

A delicious and colorful salad. It’s crisp and fruity – a delightful addition to any meal.

Ingredients

  • 2 medium cucumbers
  • 1 lb strawberries
  • 1/4 cup feta cheese
  • 4 – 6 Tbsp fat free poppy seed dressing

Instructions

  1. Slice the cucumbers (leave the peel on). They can be thinly sliced with a knife, or spiral sliced with a spiralizer.
  2. Hull and quarter the strawberries.
  3. Mix the cucumbers and strawberries in a bowl.
  4. Crumble the feta cheese over the top.
  5. Drizzle on the poppy seed dressing.
  6. Serve immediately.

Quick Notes

This salad is best when fresh. It does not hold well, especially once dressed.

Preparation time: 15 minute(s)

Cooking time:

Diet type: Vegetarian

Diet tags: Low calorie, Gluten free

Number of servings (yield): 4

Culinary tradition: USA (General)

Calories: 93

Fat: 2.5

Protein: 3

Entire recipe makes 4 servings

Serving size is about 1 1/2 cups

Each serving = 3 Smart Points/3 Points

PER SERVING: 93 calories; 2.5g fat; .8g saturated fat; 17g carbohydrates; 5.2g sugar; 3g protein; 3g fiber

 

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