Eat– for Good Health

Cucumber Salad recipe

Photo above is courtesy of John Kernick

Today I’m posting the eDiet’s Cucumber Salad.  This is from their Mediterranean plan.

Ingredients for Cucumber Salad

2 cup (8 fl oz) Nonfat Plain Yogurt 2 cucumber (8-1/4″) Cucumber, with peel, raw , seedless 2 clove Garlic, raw , minced 1/8 tsp Salt, table 1 tsp, whole Pepper Black 1/3 Cup Mint, fresh ,chopped 1/3 cup Coriander (cilantro) leaves, raw , chopped 2 tsp Olive Oil


Peel the cucumbers, cut in half lengthwise, then into 1/4 inch slices. Add garlic to salt to make a paste. Stir yogurt into the paste. Add pepper, mint, and cilantro. Toss to mix. Drizzle with olive oil.

May be used with pita bread.

7 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Yeah, comfort food with a high concentration of pasta, potatoes, rice! This cucumber salad would go well with any of those casseroles!

  2. Want a skinny version of Macaroni and Cheese? This recipe adds in cauliflower!

    2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
    1/3 cup Panko (Japanese bread crumbs)
    2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves
    1 cup elbows pasta
    2 cups cauliflower florets
    3 cloves garlic, minced
    1 onion, diced
    1/2 cup reduced-fat sour cream
    1/4 cup 2% milk, or more, to taste
    1 cup shredded gruyere cheese
    1/2 cup shredded sharp cheddar cheese
    1/4 cup grated Parmesan
    Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste


    Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly oil a 9-inch baking dish or coat with nonstick spray.
    Heat 1 tablespoon olive in a large skillet over medium high heat. Add Panko and cook, stirring, until browned and toasted, about 3 minutes. Stir in parsley; set aside.
    In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Within the last 3 minutes of cooking time, add cauliflower; drain well.
    Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in the pot. Add garlic and onion, and cook, stirring often, until onions have become translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in pasta, cauliflower, sour cream, milk and cheeses, a handful at a time, until smooth; season with salt and pepper to taste. Add more milk as needed until desired consistency is reached.
    Spread pasta mixture into the prepared baking dish. Place into oven and bake until bubbly, about 12-15 minutes.
    Sprinkle some Panko on top before serving.

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