Cucumbers are in season right now, and plentiful in many gardens and of course at the farmer’s market.
Delicious on their own or in a salad, cucumbers are one of the lowest calorie foods there is. There are just 15 calories in a cup of cucumber. Nutritionally it provides 4 percent of your recommended daily potassium, 3 percent of fiber and 4 percent of vitamin C.
This simple cucumber and onion recipe was passed down to me from my mother-in-law, who’s a fabulous country cook, and we’ve made it every summer for as long as I can remember. It makes a great side dish for any summer dinner. Goes great paired with fresh tomatoes, too.