Cucumbers and Yogurt

Cucumbers and Yogurt

(makes 6 servings)

1 1-pound (480 g) seedless cucumber, thinly sliced
3/4 cup (175 g) nonfat plain yogurt
1 tablespoon (15 ml) canola oil
2 teaspoons (10 ml) fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons (8 g) chopped fresh mint
1 clove garlic, minced
1/8 teaspoon (0.6 ml) salt (optional)

  1. Place the cucumbers in a serving bowl.
  2. In a small bowl combine the yogurt, oil, lemon juice, mint, garlic and salt (if using).
  3. Toss with the cucumbers and allow to marinate while you are preparing the rest of the meal.

Per serving: 49 calories (42% calories from fat), 3 g protein, 2 g total fat (0.2 g saturated fat), 5 g carbohydrates, 1 g dietary fiber, 1 mg cholesterol, 26 mg sodium
Diabetic exchanges: 1/2 carbohydrate (1 vegetable), 1/2 fat