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