I have always loved cucumbers. While others were reaching for the tomatoes in the salad bowl, I was reaching for the cucumbers. I do like tomatoes, now, but cucumbers have always made me happy.
I learned very young that cucumbers were full of water. The peel has nutrients, right?
When I make this salad (which is frequently now), I always get so full after. Why? The water content, of course.
I have tried to make this recipe by slicing a cucumber with a knife. It was not the same. While I hate slurping my salad, there is something to be said for creating food that is enticing. This one does it.
Disclaimer. It took me over a week before I could operate the machine that does this.
So imagine how proud I was when SpecialK left for a business trip, and I finally got the darned machine to work.
This is what I make with the long strips of cucumber.
Here’s what I add, and if you look carefully, you will see most of these ingredients in the bowl.
1 Cucumber, washed, spiraled.
Low fat feta cheese
1 green onion
Juice of 1/6 of a lemon
1 tsp. evoo
Freshly ground salt and pepper
Put the cucumber in a bowl or container, and let it sit for a bit. Pour off the excess liquid from the bowl.
Add some low fat feta cheese.
Cut a green onion with a pair of scissors, pieces into the bowl.
Cut a lemon into 6 pieces, squeeze one over the bowl.
Add one teaspoon of evoo to the bowl
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Like raw onion? Add one.
Don’t have a green onion? Add a shallot, or use the raw onion. I used a green onion because I was out of shallots.
Don’t like feta? Use goat cheese, or cheddar, or whatever you have in your refridgerator.
I will rarely post amounts for salt and pepper. For this salad, I used more pepper than salt, as the cheese is somewhat salty.
I know you want to know which magical knife I used to create this. I am now an Amazon Associate, this means you pay the current price, and they reward me for bringing you to them. From here on, you will see the words “Affiliate Link”. Here it is, the machine I used:Brieftons 5-Blade Spiralizer: Vegetable Spiral Slicer, Best Veggie Pasta Spaghetti Maker for Low Carb/Paleo/Gluten-Free Meals