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Easy Low-Carb Veggie Ranch Salad

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This easy low-carb veggie Ranch Cucumber Onion Salad is a summer BBQ staple! It goes great with any grilled meats, burgers, salads, you name it. I love the crunch from the cucumbers and zippy onions. Don’t skip the fresh dill!

If you’re taking this to a BBQ, I recommend placing the serving bowl on top of a bowl of ice to keep it cold, mayonnaise and warmth don’t mix well together but this trick will keep it cold and safe.

The super easy ranch dressing in this recipe is dairy-free but if you can tolerate dairy, you can use this Easy Ranch Dressing instead. Or if you have a keto-friendly ranch on hand, feel free to skip the recipe below and save just a bit of prep time.

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✔  Gluten free
✔  Dairy free
✔  Nut free
✔  Pork free
✔  Avocado free
✔  Coconut free
✔  Fish free
✔  Shellfish free
Pescatarian
Vegetarian
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Nutritional values (per serving)

Net carbs3.5 grams
Protein1.2 grams
Fat7.9 grams
Calories93 kcal

Calories from carbs 16%, protein 5%, fat 79%

Total carbs4.9 gramsFiber1.3 gramsSugars2.9 gramsSaturated fat1.1 gramsSodium318 mg(14% RDA)Magnesium18 mg(4% RDA)Potassium240 mg(12% EMR)

Ingredients (makes 8 side servings)

Salad:
  • 2 lbs English cucumbers, cut into half moons (900 g)
  • 1 tbsp sea salt
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (100 g/ 3.5 g)
  • 3 roma tomatoes, seeded and cut into half moons (185 g/ 6.5 oz)
  • 2 sprigs of fresh dill
  • 1 recipe super easy ranch dressing - recipe below
Super easy ranch dressing:
  • 1/3 cup paleo mayonnaise (75 g/ 2.7 oz) - you can make your own mayo
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice (15 ml)
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp dried chives
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt

Instructions

  1. Cut the cucumber and place in a colander over the sink or a bowl. Sprinkle with salt and allow to drain for 30 minutes.
    Note: Don't worry, the cucumbers won't be too salty. Most of the salt will drip down with the juices into the colander. Easy Low-Carb Veggie Ranch Salad
  2. Slice the red onion.
    Easy Low-Carb Veggie Ranch Salad
  3. Slice the tomatoes.
    Easy Low-Carb Veggie Ranch Salad
  4. Rinse the cucumber, pat dry, then place in a bowl or serving platter with the red onion, tomatoes, and fresh dill.
  5. In a small jar or bowl whisk together the ranch dressing ingredients.
    Easy Low-Carb Veggie Ranch Salad
  6. Drizzle the salad with ranch and serve. Store covered in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
    Easy Low-Carb Veggie Ranch Salad

Ingredient nutritional breakdown (per serving)

Net carbsProteinFatCalories
Cucumber, fresh
1.6 g0.7 g0.2 g14 kcal
Salt, sea salt
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Onion, red, fresh
0.8 g0.2 g0 g5 kcal
Tomatoes, fresh
0.6 g0.2 g0 g4 kcal
Dill, fresh
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Mayonnaise
0.1 g0.1 g7.6 g68 kcal
Lemon juice, fresh
0.1 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Parsley, dried (spices)
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Garlic powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Onion powder, spices
0.1 g0 g0 g1 kcal
Spices, dill weed, dried
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Chives, dried, herbs
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Pepper, black, spices
0 g0 g0 g0 kcal
Total per serving
3.5 g1.2 g7.9 g93 kcal

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