Friday, July 1, 2011

Lighten Up Blog Hop

Hi! ....and welcome to the Lighten Up Blog Hop! Yes, I'm a day late (and usually a dollar short ;) ) due to technical difficulties....but, here I am!
 This hop is hosted, as always, by Beverly and our theme this month is cold sides or salads.

Cucumber Ribbon Salad

Trim the ends off two medium cucumbers, then cut in half lengthwise and peel into strips. I recommend using a cheese slicer like this to cut the strips:

Whisk 2 Tbs. rice vinegar, 1 Tbs canola oil, 1/2 tsp toasted sesame oil, 1/2tsp honey, salt, and pepper. Toss the dressing with the cucumber and some toasted sesame seeds.

This is yummy and easy and kids really like it too! I calculated the calories for this tasty dish at around 45 per serving and two cucumbers makes 4 servings. No guilt at all...perfect for a summer evening on the patio.
We're a small group this month; make sure you visit Beverly and Melissa for some other beat-the-heat recipes. Enjoy!

Since we have readers from all over the world, we want you to be able to easily convert measurements as needed. These links take you to conversion charts. We hope you find them helpful.
Dump It Bean Salad (Melissa) Cucumber Ribbon Salad (Rachel)
Summer Layered Salad (Beverly)
Are you interested in winning the June blog hop prize? After you have visited all 3 of us email me at neusebrats{at}aol{dot}com with the answer to this month's question.
The question for this month's prize is... How many total ingredients are listed in the three recipes? Do not count duplicate ingredients but one time ie: if all three list salt only count it as one ingredient.


Maya said...

Sounds yummy! I will need to try that!

Melissa said...

This sounds yummy and is so easy - I'll have to give it a try!