Weight Watchers Recipe of the Day: Cucumber Salad
I just realized that summer is the perfect season for lazy cooks like me
With so many delicious fresh fruits and vegetable available, it’s easy to eat well with minimal effort.
This simple Weight Watchers cucumber salad recipe is a perfect example. It comes together in less than ten minutes, especially if you have one of these handy dandy hand-held slicers.
It’s great on it’s own as a low calorie snack. Or, as a side dish for lunch or supper.
Having an assortment of simple salads like this ready and waiting in the fridge make getting dinner on the table a breeze.
Just pull out the salads and serve them with grilled or broiled meat/fish of your choice. And Voila, dinner is done!
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Skinny on Weight Watchers Cucumber Salad Recipe
This easy flavor Weight Watchers cucumber salad is full of flavor and super low in calories.
I adapted it from a recipe I saw in a recent Hungry Girl Cookbook, where she calls it Super Sunomono. It’s a quick and easy variation of that yummy cucumber salad served in Japanese sushi restaurants.
The only change I made was to use a couple packets of Truvia instead of sugar to save a few calories. I’m trying to avoid added sugar as much as I can this month.
The longer the cucumbers marinate the better this tastes. I placed mine in a plastic container that I could shake once in a while to coat the cucumbers in the marinade. A ziplock bag with the air squeezed out would work well tool.
According to my calculations, each serving has about 36 calories and *0 Weight Watchers PointsPlus/SmartPoints.
This works with Weight Watchers Simply Filling too.
This video from Japanese Cooking 101 demonstrates how you can make your own more traditional Sunomono (Cucumber Salad) if you are so inclined:
If you like this simple cucumber salad, be sure to check out my other easy, healthy Weight Watchers friendly recipes including Weight Watchers Carrot Salad with Raisins and Walnuts, Easy Weight Watchers Orzo Salad with Vegetables, Weight Watchers Orange Cucumber Salad, Trisha Yearwood’s Orzo Salad Made Lighter and Easy Cucumber Melon Salad.
A super simple, flavorful, low calorie recipe, this Weight Watchers Cucumber Salad is a quick and easy version of the sunomono salads often served in Japanese sushi restaurants. Each serving has 0 Points.
- 3 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
- 2 packets Truvia sweetener (or 2 teaspoons sugar)
- Dash of salt
- 4 cups thinly sliced cucumber
In a large bowl, stir together the vinegar, sweetener and salt until the sweetener and salt have dissolved.
Add the cucumber slices to the bowl and mix well to combine.
Eat immediately or place in a covered container in the refrigerator for 1 or more hours.
If you don't have rice wine vinegar, most any vinegar will work in a pinch.
The longer the cucumbers marinate the better this tastes. I placed mine in a plastic container that I could shake once in a while to coat the cucumber. A ziplock bag with the air squeezed out would work well tool.
Weight Watchers PointsPlus *0
Weight Watchers Smartpoints *0
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Source: adapted from The Hungry Girl Diet Cookbook: Healthy Recipes for Mix-n-Match Meals & Snacks
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT Weight Watchers Zero Points fruits and vegetables using the WW Recipe Builder.
Here’s another easy + healthy way to make cucumber salad:
More Weight Watchers Salads You Might Like:
Spiral Fruit & Cuke Salad (HungryGirl)
Strawberry Cucumber Salad (SkinnyTaste)
Spicy Cucumber Salad (LaaLoosh)
10-Minute Thai Shrimp, Cucumber & Avocado Salad (Cookin’Canuck)
Go Greek Cucumber Noodle Salad (HungryGirl)
Spiralized Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon & Feta (SkinnyTaste)
Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad (LaaLoosh)
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