Nothing says warm weather is here like a refreshing cucumber salad and boy, do I have a recipe that you are going to want to make for your next cook out!

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I just tested this one out on my family at our Easter picnic last weekend and it was a hit. The beautiful flavors of oregano, red wine vinegar and olive oil come together to provide a Mediterranean taste, along with plenty of health benefits. Click here to learn more about the Mediterranean Diet. This recipe is bound to please even the pickiest of eaters, so be sure to save it for your next get together!

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Did I mention that this is my favorite time of year? The sun is shining, after dinner walks in the daylight are possible and there are so many fresh fruits and veggies available to add variety to our meals. Check out these great lists for seasonal spring and summer produce. This simple recipe fits right in when it comes to seasonal produce!

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The Ultimate Cucumber Salad

By Jennifer Adsit, RD

Makes 8 servings

 

Ingredients

2 large cucumbers

½ red onion

1 cup cherry tomatoes

1 green pepper

6.4 oz cheddar cheese cubes (1 package)

½ cup red wine vinegar

½ cup olive oil

2 tbsp dried oregano

Pinch of salt and pepper

 

Directions

  1. Peel and thinly slice the cucumbers.
  2. Dice the onion and peppers.
  3. Cut each tomato in half.
  4. Place the vegetables and cheese to a medium bowl.
  5. Add the vinegar, oil, oregano, salt and pepper and mix to combine.

 

Nourishing Nutrition (per ½ cup serving)

Calories: 231          Protein (g): 6       Carbohydrates (g): 5          Fat (g): 21           Sodium (mg): 156           Fiber (g): 1