Healthy Recipes
Authored By:  Polly Pitchford, Full Spectrum Health™
A great contrast of temperatures and flavors.
Diet Types: Low Carbohydrate, Vegan, Vegetarian
Ingredients:
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon crushed hot red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon Cayenne pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced into thin half moons
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 cup peanuts, roasted and chopped fine
  • Serves: 4
    Cooking Time: Under 30 minutes
    Instructions:
    In a small bowl, combine the sugar, hot pepper, salt, black & red pepper and garlic. Mix well and set aside. Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise (if using regular cucumbers, scoop the seeds out) cut each half in 1/4" slices. In a large non-stick skillet heat the Sesame Oil over a medium-hot heat. Add in the cucumbers and red onion. Cook, stirring often about 1 minute, add spices cook 1 minute more then add the lime juice stirring until all the liquid is absorbed. Put the cucumber and onion in a medium bowl and let cool. Let salad sit for at least 3 hours to allow the flavors to mellow. Sprinkle with peanuts before serving.

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    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size: 1
    Servings per Recipe: 4
    Amount Per Serving 
    Calories 108
    Calories from Fat 59
     % Daily Value*
    Total Fat 7g10%
      Saturated Fat 1g5%
      Mono Fat 3g 
    Sodium 295mg12%
    Total Carbs 11g4%
      Dietary Fiber 2g10%
    Protein 3g 
    Iron4%
    Calcium3%
    Vitamin B-610%
    Vitamin C8%
    Vitamin E5%
    Vitamin A5%
    Selenium2%
    Manganese20%
    Copper5%
    Zinc4%
    Pantothenic acid6%
    Niacin8%
    Thiamin7%
    Folate10%
    Potassium10%
    Phosphorus8%
    Magnesium9%
    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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