So we had some friends over for the Birthday/Cinco de Mayo/Mother’s Day/Air and Sea Show/Kentucky Derby Weekend … and since it might be our last bash for such a weekend in this house, we went a little bit all out with food stuff.
However, I was trying to be mindful since one of my friends is trying vegan style food right now, another is a body builder, yet another is a trainer and then of course, the majority of us our middle age with that middle age weight issue coming on …
So I opted to serve a few healthier things and kept the junk food (chips and dip) to a minimum. It didn’t help that Hubby served up a nice Spinach and Artichoke Dip … but at least I said no to the bean dip that we are so
I opted to make the cucumber and tomato salad, but I wanted it to be HEALTHY and SUGAR FREE but still yummy. This totally worked out in my favor! I will say, if you like that syrupy stuff, this is NOT the recipe for you. BUT if you are looking for a healthier alternative, by all means, give this a shot!
For the dressing, you need:
3 tbs white vinegar
2 tbs olive oil
generous dash of oregano
dash of salt
dash of pepper
For the salad itself, you need:
1 seedless cucumber, mine were sliced but next time I will cut in large chunks
2 tomatoes, cut in chunks with the excess seeds and juice that falls out discarded
1/2 onion, thin sliced
Dump the cucumbers, onions and tomatoes in a large bowl. Whisk up the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and then pour over the veggies. Toss to coat and place in fridge to chill, covered, for about an hour.
Serve up with all the other yummy foods you have and relax, knowing that contributed something healthy to the table today!
Looking forward to sharing with some of these GREAT Parties … go check them out!