Keto Cucumber Salad
In summer heat, this cool keto cucumber salad may be just what the doctor ordered. A cucumber is mostly water, so it is cooling to the body and refreshing to the palate. Cucumbers are low in calories but high in vitamins, minerals, fiber and water. So, it promotes hydration and can aid your weight loss efforts. Cucumbers are also low in carbs, so it can also help keep blood sugars normal for your keto and diabetic diets. In addition, cucumbers are low in sodium, so it can also help you maintain a normal blood pressure. So, if possible, incorporate this into your low carb meal planner tonight.
This simple refreshing keto cucumber salad is made with only 4-ingredients. It includes one large cucumber, extra virgin olive oil, fresh lemon juice and dill.
Cucumbers are simple fruits that can be used in a lot of different salads and recipes. They are good all by themselves or dipped in dressings like the simple one made for this keto cucumber salad.
Olive oil is a beneficial healthy fat that tastes good and improve cardiovascular health. So it is a really nice addition to this keto cucumber salad.
Lemon is high in immune boosting Vitamin C. To me, it is like a liquid Vitamin C. You can learn more about the health benefits of vitamin C. The lemon juice is also an excellent substitute for salt in this keto cucumber salad. So, you will not even miss it. In addition, it adds a nice citrusy flavor that pairs well with olive oil.
Dill is another delicious and fresh addition to this keto cucumber salad. It too has a slight citrus-like taste but with a hint of grassy undertones. So, it is the perfect compliment for this simple keto cucumber salad. Fresh dill would be even yummier.
Keto Cucumber Salad
- Start by peeling the cucumber lengthwise. Place in a small bowl.
- After peeling the cucumber, add lemon juice and dill weed. Toss together with clean hands.
- Next, add the olive oil. Gently toss with your hands again.