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Cucumbers in a bowl

Nutrition information
Serving: 1/2 cup (202 grams)
Servings per container: 6
Calories: 70 (15 from fat)
Cholesterol: 5 milligrams
Fat: 1.5 grams (0 saturated fat, 0 trans fats)
Protein: 3 grams
Sodium: 45 milligrams 
Total carbohydrate: 13 gram (1 fiber, 8 sugars)

Recipe tip

Want to add more flavor without adding a lot of calories, fat, cholesterol or sodium? Simply add more onion and vinegar to the recipe. Start by adding a small amount of each, taste and add more if needed.*

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Cucumber salad

Replacing some of the mayonnaise with plain, low-fat yogurt makes this salad a heart-healthy option. It’s lower in sodium, fat and cholesterol.


2 medium unpeeled cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced (You can also dice the onion into small pieces.)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (You can also use 2 tablespoons granulated SPLENDA® no calorie sweetener.*)
8 ounces plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  1. Toss sliced cucumbers and onions together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a separate bowl until well-blended. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Toss until well-coated.
  3. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Serve chilled.

Recipe contains: milk, egg

Makes 6 servings.

*Option not included in nutrition facts.


Source: Allina Health's Patient Education Department

First published: 05/31/2013
Last updated: 05/31/2013

Reviewed by: Allina Health's Patient Education Department