Orange Cucumber Salad Recipe

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This summery salad Edna Shaffer shares combines cucumbers, oranges and a tangy dressing with fresh-tasting results. "Sometimes I sprinkle sunflower kernels over the top before serving for extra crunch," suggests the Beulah, Michigan cook.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 10 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 small cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 large navel orange, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup (8 ounces) sweetened plain yogurt
  • 1/2 teaspoon orange juice
  • Dash salt, optional

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 71 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine cucumbers and orange slices. Combine yogurt and orange juice; pour over salad and toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  2. Just before serving, season with salt if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Sunshine Salad in Quick Cooking May/June 1999, p11

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4-cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 71 calories, trace fat (0 saturated fat), 1 mg cholesterol, 46 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, 0 fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.

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