I've made a few cucumber salads with vinegar but this was the first with balsamic and red wine vinegar. I love both so I was intrigued!
This was a great, light meal that we all enjoyed.
I was hoping for a bit more punch of flavor from the vinegar and I think I would increase it next time and reduce the oil. I had already cut the oil from the original recipe and I think I could cut it even more. I'm not a big oil fan and to me all it did was double the calories of the salad.
I also added green peppers to the recipe per the husbands request. He loves green peppers in his cucumber salad. I loved the onions. I wish I had put in more, they were my favorite!
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Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner
2 large cucumbers (I used english cucumbers)
1/2 large red onion, thinly sliced and separated
3 plum tomatoes, diced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tsp. dijon mustard
2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
2 tbsp. olive oil
1 tsp. splenda (or sugar)
1/4 tsp. salt
Freshly ground garlic pepper
Mix all veggies together. Mix sauce and pour over veggie mixture. Refrigerate for an hour or so before serving.
Total calories = 444 calories
6 servings = 74 calories per serving
2 Island Chicken thighs + Balsamic Cucumber Salad + cantaloupe = 387 calorie dinner
Calories calculated from calorieking.com. Some numbers are approximate and rounded.