Fresh Start Bariatric Cookbook: Healthy Recipes to Enjoy Favorite Foods After Weight-Loss Surgery

Asian Cucumber Salad

MAKES 4½ CUPS / PREP: 15 MINUTES, PLUS 30 MINUTES TO CHILL / TOTAL: 45 MINUTES

Balance out a spicy meal with this cool and refreshing cucumber salad. It serves as a perfect substitute for high-calorie, high-fat creamy coleslaws and salads. This dish will keep for about a week in the refrigerator, so store any leftovers in an airtight container and enjoy this salad throughout the week.

3 medium cucumbers, washed, ends trimmed, and thinly sliced (about 4 cups)

2 scallions, sliced, white and green parts

¼ cup sliced red onion

¼ cup diced red bell pepper

¼ cup rice wine vinegar

2 teaspoons sesame seeds

1 teaspoon honey

½ teaspoon sesame oil

½ teaspoon salt

¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes

1 In a medium bowl, mix together the cucumbers, scallions, red onion, and bell pepper.

2 In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, sesame seeds, honey, sesame oil, salt, and red pepper flakes.

3 Pour the dressing over the vegetables, and gently stir until well combined.

4 Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes prior to serving.

Per Serving (½ cup): Calories: 45 Total fat: 1g Sodium: 368mg Total carbs: 8g Sugar: 5g Fiber: 1g Protein: 1g

Post-Op Servings

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