Cucumber Salad

If you are looking for a fun way to get more veggies into your diet, look no further. My crisp, summer Cucumber Salad is the perfect snack, starter, or side. This salad is a sweet and refreshing treat on a hot summer day. This is also a great dish to bring to a picnic or potluck because the longer it sits and marinates, the better it is. People will think your as cool as a cucumber if you show up with this salad!

What you will need:

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2 large cucumbers

1 small red onion or 1/2 large red onion

1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt

1 tablespoon vinegar (I used apple cider vinegar but any will do!)

2 teaspoons dried dill

1/4 teaspoon stevia

Optional: plain Greek yogurt or sour cream

If you are using standard cucumbers, peel your cucumbers. If you are using English cucumbers, you can leave the skins on. Its really a personal preference.  Cut them in half and scoop out all of the seeds. Slice your cucumbers into half moon slices about a 1/4 inch thick. Very thinly slice your red onion. Add your cucumbers and onion into a colander or strainer and pour the salt over top of the vegetables. Mix well and allow to sit in the sink for a half hour. After they have marinated for a half hour, rinse your vegetables under cool water for a couple of minutes to remove the excess salt. Add the vegetables to a large mixing bowl and add the rest of your ingredients. This salad is best if it marinates in the fridge before serving (for at least 2 hours or up to overnight). You may garnish the salad with a dollop or Greek yogurt our sour cream! Enjoy!

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