Cucumber Onion Salad Cucumbers and onion in sweet vinegar while still being Keto; a refreshing summer salad that is easy to mix up and welcome at picnics and potlucks.

Cucumber Onion Salad; Cucumbers and onion in sweet vinegar while still being Keto; a refreshing summer salad that is easy to mix up and welcome at picnics and potlucks.

Cucumber Onion Salad is a wonderful, refreshing summertime salad. A major benefit is how easy it is to make! It is only 7 ingredients and 2 of them are water and salt!

The cucumbers:

The thin, seedless cucumbers are the nicest ones to use if you have them. If you have ones with big seeds, you may want to cut those out. Either way, thinly sliced cucumbers are the best for this recipe, as the liquid can soak into them the best.  

We prefer our cucumbers mostly peeled. I usually “stripe” them, meaning mostly peel them or leave zebra stripes. That makes them pretty and there isn’t so much peel for those who aren’t as crazy about it.

The onions:

We prefer Vidalia onions, as they are milder and don’t bite as much as some. Certainly use any onion that you prefer.

I did keep the onion to a minimum in the recipe since they are a higher carb vegetable. Sliced thinly, they still are very pleasantly throughout the salad.

If you can afford the carbs and love them, then feel free to add more if you wish.

The sweetener:

I use Swerve in the recipe but again, use what sweetener you like. You can also adjust it to how sweet you like. You will need some sweetener to cut the acidity of the vinegar. I tried to really reduce the sweetener once and that was a mistake. Shew, was it sour!

If you are not low carb or Keto; use regular sugar.

If you are Paleo; use coconut sugar, honey or maple syrup.

Be sure to warm the water and vinegar mixture before adding the sweetener so it will dissolve. You don’t want gritty sweetener in your salad.

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Ingredients:

Ingredients for Cucumber Onion Salad

2 cups cucumber (about an 11 inch, thin cucumber)

½ cup Vidalia onion

½ cup water

1 cup white vinegar

½ cup Swerve or sweetener of choice; or to taste

1 tsp salt

1 tsp dried dill or 1 Tbsp fresh dill

 

Directions:

Peel the cucumber or not, as desired. We like ours mostly peeled or striped.

Thinly slice cucumber and onion and add to a bowl.

sliced cucumbers and onions in white bowl

Warm water and vinegar in microwave safe bowl or on stove top in pan so it is warm enough to dissolve the sweetener.

vinegar and water in measuring cup

Add Swerve and salt.

adding sweetener to measuring cup

Stir to dissolve.

stiring sweetener into liquid in measuring cup

Pour over cucumbers and onion.

adding liquid to sliced cucumbers and onions

Add dill.

Cucumber Onion Salad

Chill well before serving.

Cucumber Onion Salad

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Cucumber Onion Salad

Cucumber Onion Salad
Cucumber Onion Salad; Cucumbers and onion in sweet vinegar while still being Keto; a refreshing summer salad that is easy to mix up and welcome at picnics and potlucks.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cups cucumber (about an 11 inch, thin cucumber)
  • ½ cup Vidalia onion
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup Swerve or sweetener of choice; or to taste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp dried dill or 1 Tbsp fresh dill

Instructions

    1. Peel the cucumber or not, as desired. We like ours mostly
      peeled or striped.
    2. Thinly slice cucumber and onion.
    3. Warm water and vinegar in microwave safe bowl or on
      stove top in pan so it is warm enough to dissolve the sweetener.
    4. Add Swerve and salt. Stir to dissolve.
    5. Pour over cucumbers and onion.
    6. Add dill.
    7. Chill well before serving.



Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 17 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 391mg Carbohydrates 4g Net Carbohydrates 2g Fiber 0g Sugar 1g Sugar Alcohols 2g Protein 0g
This data was provided and calculated by Nutritionix using unknown brands unless named in the recipe. If nutrition is important to you, I highly encourage you to verify any data you see here with your favorite nutrition calculator. Also, you can put in exactly what you used so it is the most accurate. This is just to give you an idea, as any nutrition calculation is not exactly accurate unless every single product brand used is entered. Please note also that I am not a certified nutritionist or health professional of any kind. Please consult a doctor or trained professional for medical advice.

 

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2 thoughts on “Cucumber Onion Salad Cucumbers and onion in sweet vinegar while still being Keto; a refreshing summer salad that is easy to mix up and welcome at picnics and potlucks.

  1. I need to find a sugar-free mayonnaise. Been using a brand and i just looked at it and it has SUGAR! WHY?

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