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Simple Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Switch up your side dish for this simple cucumber salad. Its elegant ribbons and tangy taste help elevate your favorite entrée while providing a burst of wholesome nutrition. It’s low in calories yet provides satisfying food volume, helping to improve feelings of fullness between meals.

Whether you are trying to shed pounds or simply feel your best, this plant-powered dish has got you covered. No ifs, ands, or guts!

Feel free to experiment with cucumber ribbons as a vessel for all of your favorite flavors. Making homemade salad dressings can help avoid additives or ingredients that may trigger unwanted symptoms of gastrointestinal distress. Be sure to add your special flare with ingredients such as sesame seeds, chili flakes, seeds, and more!

Makes: 2 servings
Serving Size: 1/2 cucumber
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes

Ingredients for simple cucumber ribbon salad

  • 1 English cucumber
  • ¼ cup rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp maple syrup

Optional ingredients for simple cucumber ribbon salad

  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ¼ tsp chili flakes
  • 1 tsp hemp hearts

Directions for simple cucumber ribbon salad

  1. Remove ends from cucumber. Chop cucumber into a 10- to 12-inch segment.
  2. With vegetable peeler, slice cucumber lengthwise. With paper towel, gently remove excess water from slices.
  3. In a small bowl, combine rice vinegar, sesame oil, salt, and maple syrup. Mix until fully combined.
  4. Dress salad. Serve with optional toppings.

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • calories: 58kcal
  • carbohydrates: 9.5g
  • fat: 2.5g
  • fiber: 1g
  • potassium: 335mg
  • protein: 1.5g
  • saturated fat: 0.5g
  • sodium: 295mg
  • sugar: 4.5g
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