Yes folks, I’m at it again. Cutting carbs that is. I started the yea off strong but fell off the wagon after a few months (a story that’s familiar to many of you, I’m sure). Weight loss has been an ongoing struggle of mine but I’m not giving up.
Cucumbers are a great a low carb (sliced cucumbers have about 4 grams of carbs per cup) and low calorie (about 16 calories per cup) vegetable that makes it the perfect
filling snack or side dish.
I tend to like a low carb diet because, for me, it’s the least painful way to drop pounds. A low fat diet makes me cranky….you wouldn’t like me when I’m cranky.
This is an easy recipe that I like to have as an afternoon snack or a side dish with broiled fish in a lettuce wrap topped with shredded carrot, the rest of the family gets steamed rice with this and I glaze their fish (catfish and salmon both work well for this) with sweet chili sauce. For my low carb meal I skip the sweet chili sauce and season my fish with salt, sesame seeds and fresh ground pepper. I’ll post that recipe ASAP, its a fast and delicious dinner that’s a real hit around this house.
I use a mandolin like the one pictured below to make thin, even cucumber slices, it’s a great kitchen gadget to keep around.
The mandolin pictured is made by OXO (this is not sponsored by Oxo, I just like their products) and can be ordered from Amazon.com by clicking the picture above. I will get a percentage of the proceeds if you order from my link.
Vegan Soy Marinated Cucumber #Recipe
- 2 cups sliced cucumbers from 2 cucumbers depending on the size
- ¼ cup soy sauce
- ¼ cup red wine vinegar
- Red pepper flakes to taste
- Put cucumber slices in a bowl.
- Mix soy sauce and red wine vinegar, pour over cucumbers.
- Sprinkle with red pepper flakes.
- Let it sit in the marinade for 5-10 minutes (tossing the cucumbers in the marinade a few times) or serve right away if you like