This cucumber tomato salad with vinegar is an easy way to serve popular summer garden crops. The simple dressing combines cider vinegar and stevia
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The end of the summer always brings in an abundance of garden vegetables. But what do you do with them all?
Make a tomato cucumber vinegar salad
We had lots of cucumbers and tomatoes this year. So, I was eating at least one low carb salad a day over the last few weeks.
This is a simple cucumber tomato salad that I make to use up some of the late summer vegetables.
I scoop the vegetables out with a slotted spoon leaving the vinegar mix behind. As we pick more cucumbers and tomatoes out of the garden, I just cut them up and dump them in.
For me, this dish is like a never ending salad. The vinegar preserves the vegetables so they will last longer in the refrigerator.
If you like onions, go ahead and dump some in, but it will increase the carb count.
As the container of tomato cucumber vinegar salad starts getting low, I just add in the fresh produce from the garden as it’s picked.
That way, I always have a side ready to go with my grilled meats. It’s my lazy way to get through summer with minimal food preparation.
The dressing for this cucumber tomato salad is very light. There’s no oil in it. Just vinegar and water.
Although fat is needed for a proper low carb diet, it hardens in the fridge so I’d rather leave it out in the tomato cucumber vinegar salad dressing.
Great ways to use tomatoes
We always get tons of tomatoes.
My plan was to can them for later, but I never seem to have the time for canning. Instead, I just skin the tomatoes, vacuum seal them, and store in the freezer to use later.
We may cut back on the tomatoes next year. I end up giving many of them away. If I didn’t work so much, I’d have time for all that canning.
How many carbs in cucumbers?
As for the cucumber, my husband and son love to eat them as snacks. I don’t think you can ever have enough cucumbers.
There’s about 4 grams of carbs total in a cup of sliced cucumbers. So, there’s no reason not to enjoy them on a ketogenic diet.
Sliced cucumbers make a fantastic low carb sub for chips. I like to dunk them in a homemade ranch dip.
You can also make baked cucumber chips in the oven. They very low in carbs and make terrific keto chips.
You really can’t go wrong with a light cucumber tomato salad. It’s a perfect dish to take to a summer potluck or bring along for a picnic.
And cucumber slices can be pickled as well. That way they are ready to serve with those grilled burgers over the summer.
Cucumber Tomato Salad Recipe with Vinegar
What’s your favorite way to use up all the garden cucumbers and tomatoes?
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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Vinegar
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- 2 medium tomatoes cut in wedges
- 2 large cucumber sliced
- 2 cups water 16 fluid ounces
- 1 cup cider vinegar
- 3 stevia packets
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- In large bowl, combine the tomatoes and cucumbers.
- In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients.
- Pour vinegar mixture over cucumber and tomatoes. Toss to coat.
- Refrigerate for several hours until chilled.
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