Try Yummy and Fresh Cucumber Tomato Salad this Summer
In our eat and run routine, maintaining a healthy diet is a tough job and losing weight will be even tougher. You should definitely know how to prepare a healthy and tasty salad to add essential protein and fiber contents without extra calories. A fiber-rich diet will also help you in controlling your weight. You can use fresh tomatoes and cucumbers to make a tasty salad, that is rich in essential nutrients such as vitamin C and potassium. This fresh cucumber and tomato salad will greatly help you in losing weight by reducing the calorie content. A cup of raw cucumber slices contains only 16 calories, and a cup of chopped tomatoes has 32 calories. You can eat this salad as a snack or as a light side dish.
A cucumber and tomato salad with high-fat oil will be rich in calories and so it is less likely to help you in losing weight. So, it is always better to go for a fat-free, low-calorie cucumber and tomato salad with tomato, cucumber, red onion, and basil. It is important to select the ingredients carefully for the dressing purpose. For dressing, you can use sunflower oil that lowers cholesterol. Sunflower oil doesn’t contain saturated fats and so it can reduce the overall cholesterol content in your body. Sunflower seed oil is also rich in vitamin E and omega 6 content and has anti-inflammatory properties. It boosts energy and strengthens the immune system. It also improves skin health and reduces inflammation. Along with sunflower oil, you can use red wine vinegar and apple cider vinegar. Instead of dressing the salad in full-fat sour cream, use fresh dill weed. Now, we can see the required ingredients and steps to prepare fresh cucumber and tomato salad.
For the salad
3 tomatoes, sliced into chunks
3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
1/3 cup finely chopped red onion
For the dressing
1/2 cup SunRight Sunflower Oil
1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon dill weed
1 teaspoon granulated sugar or honey
1/4 teaspoon pepper (to taste)
1/4 teaspoon salt (to taste)
This is how to make a fresh and healthy salad with cucumber and tomato. At first, mix all the salad ingredients, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes, chopped onion and fresh basil in a large bowl. Take another bowl and then mix all the dressing ingredients, SunRight sunflower oil, apple cider vinegar, red wine vinegar, dill weed, sugar, salt, and pepper. Finally, drizzle this mixture over the salad. Your healthy salad is now ready to serve. You can serve it fresh or cover the mixture and refrigerate it for at least 1 hour before serving.
This cucumber tomato salad is a super simple, healthy salad that gives you an amazing flavor. You will definitely love this delicious and zesty blend of fresh veggies! Try this fiber and protein-rich cucumber-tomato salad instead of a low-fiber snack like pasta salad.