Good question... I dunno what is the answer to your question. I'll do some research and get back to you if I find an answer. You should email the people at Dukan Diet as they probably can help you..
Mix finely chopped cucumbers into FF Yougurt. Add finely chopped garlic to taste and a splash of lemon juice. Let it sit in the fridge to let the flavors come together. I use this as a salad dressing, as a dip for veggies or even just eat it plain as it is. I like it very garlicy....It's great on top of steamed veggies or with Pita bread if you are allowed a carb..
I also slice thin strips of cucumber and roll laughing cow cheese or sliced turkey with it ....sort sushi style..
Finely chopped cucumber mixed with green onion and chopped tomatos make a great chopped salad..
And don't forget gazpacho...
I like to chop half a cucumber and add some thinly sliced red onion, then dress it with a mixture of apple cider vinegar and dijon mustard. Sometimes I add a few grape tomatoes too. I have this 3 or 4 times a week, and my husband loves it too!!!..
I have gotten on a cucumber kick and today I started fixing them with just some white vinegar and salt and fresh ground pepper. I know you can add onion and splenda to it if you wish but I have been eating my cucumbers with vinegar as my salad and love it. I was getting tired of lettuce...
You can add some imitation crab to julienned cucumber and a little horseradish sauce..
Just salt and lemon for me. A real good breath freshener at work!..
Thank you, thank you, thank you!.
I appreciate that you all took time to give me ideas. I will use these to change and spice things up a little..
Have a great Dukan Diet day & evening!..
Tsp sesame oil (fat), tsp rice vinegar or sake (rice wine) and red pepper flakes for Korean cucumbers...
I'm so glad this thread exists!! I've been wondering the same thing. Its nice to mix it up a bit..
Thanks for ideas!..
I make my cucumber salad by slicing 2 peeled cucumbers very thinly. Add sliced red onion, splenda (I like it sweet), dried dill, pepper, white wine vinegar. The longer it chills the better. Two cucumbers make enough for a few days worth...
I like to slice them with red onion and pour balsamic vinegar over them with a bit of salt and pepper. You can also add tomato and avocado if you have a fat to use...
So many great ideas!.
This is what I eat everyday with my lunch (filling, easy and crunchy) -.
I take a whole cuc, strip out the seeds with a spoon and slice it fairly thin. I add about a 1/4 of an onion, throw on three packets of splenda (I like it sweet) and then pour over light rice wine vinegar. On occasion, I'll chop up some cilantro too. Sooooo yummy! I'll make this the night before so it has time to marinate some..
Thought I'd share too....
Sliced and mixed with Red Wine Vinegarette dressing is good too. The dressing has a sweet flavor and they are yummy. My salad choice too...
This sounds very good!.
Thank you for the tip..
* 1 cucumber, peeled and cubed.
* 1 lemon.
* 5 c water.
* Splenda to taste.
Add cucumber and water to a blender and puree. Strain. Add juice of lemon and splenda to taste. Serve over ice..
ITs really refreshing!!.
Also I make this recipe.
Whole cucumbers, unpeeled.
Whole carrots, peeled.
Cut cucumber in 3" lengths. Hollow out seeded middle section. Push a carrot into the hollowed out center of the cucumber. Slice the cucumber/carrot wheels into 1/2-inch slices. You end up with a cucumber slice with a carrot center. Looks very attractive as a garnish and is fat free and tasty!!.
Optional: Try scoring the cucumber skin before using them in this recipe: run a fork lengthwise down the cucumber skin all around the cucumber. Makes pretty cucumber slices with or without skin..
We can make our veggies look fun to eat and get the rest of the family to eat them too!!.
Drop a couple slices of marinaded cucumber (even add a slice of tomato) roll it up in a lettuce leaf right before eating..
When I was younger, I remember my mom making a brine of white vinegar, sugar and water. She would then add cucumbers. I made it last night using splenda and added an onion for flavor...I don't like eating the raw onion..
I tried your cucumber recipe (previously not too big a fan of cucumbers)..all I can say is.
LOVE IT!!!! and so filling!.........Thanks!..
Sometimes I like to eat sliced cucumbers with a little laughing cow lite cheese spread on top with a sprinkle of tomato basil Ms. Dash on top... simple but yummy..
Slice cucumbers and onions in a bowl, in seperate bowl mix 1 tsp light mayo, 1 Tbs of vinager, 2 packets of splenda, and 1 Tbs of dill weed. Pour over cukes. This is to die for!..
I combine sliced cucumber, sliced radishes, dill, and mix it with vinegar or fat free italian dressing...it is very tasty!..
How much vinegar do you use? just a enough to cover the cukes or a cup or 1/2 cup ?
I use just enough to cover, but you can add more to your liking...
When our garden is overflowing with cucumbers, I make cold pack pickels (somewhat like Claussens)..
Brine includes = 1 cup white vinegar, 1 cup water, 1/4 cup (I always use less) Kosher salt..
Heat vinegar, water, and salt till salt is dissolved. (Do not boil, just need it hot so that it will seal the jars when placed in fridge..
Slice cucumbers length wise and place in glass jar..
Place 1 clove of garlic (chopped) in each jar.
1/4 tsp of mustard seeds in each jar.
1 to 2 twigs of fress dill in each jar.
Pour brine over pickles, tighten lids and place in fridge over night..
These will last at least a full month in fridge. Of course they don't here, son eats them by the jar in one setting..
Have enjoyed all the recipes listed..
I have actually cheated and added my cukes to a jar of pickles that were all gone! LOL..
Rose: What a great idea! They get the "flavor" of pickles, without all of the work. Ingenious!.
Great summer salad3 to 4 cups of mostly diced cucumber with red onion, carrots, tomato, cilantro and add some frozen baby peas. Mix in juice of one lime, about 1-2 tsp splenda, salt and pepper all to taste. I make enough to throw in the fridge for the week!..
I KNEW you would post on a thread with this title!..