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Tomato and Cucumber Ideas

ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 101 Member Member Posts: 101 Member
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I noticed my local grocery store has tomatoes and cucumbers on sale this week, and it got me thinking about ideas to have a nice low calorie snack with them.

I was thinking about topping them with some dill seasoning or adding them to cottage cheese.

Any other ideas? I'm curious what others like to do.

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  • goal06082021goal06082021 Member Posts: 1,106 Member Member Posts: 1,106 Member
    Dill and cottage cheese would both be a great way to eat cucumber slices. Probably tomatoes too, I'm not as much of a tomato fan but I imagine that would be good.

    Cucumber and tomato together, along with maybe some thin-sliced red onion, make a nice refreshing salad - dress with your favorite vinegar (wine or balsamic would be my pick), salt and pepper, maybe some herbs (Italian blend or any in that mix, like basil, oregano, thyme).

    You could also just slice them up and eat them, they're perfectly good as-is.
  • MsCzarMsCzar Member Posts: 431 Member Member Posts: 431 Member
    Google 'Asian cucumber salad.' To save calories, I usually cut the sesame oil waaaay back from what most recipes call for. Sometimes I switch out the sesame oil for chili oil. It can become a whole meal served over cold noodles or mac.
  • COGypsyCOGypsy Member Posts: 633 Member Member Posts: 633 Member
    MsCzar wrote: »
    Google 'Asian cucumber salad.' To save calories, I usually cut the sesame oil waaaay back from what most recipes call for. Sometimes I switch out the sesame oil for chili oil. It can become a whole meal served over cold noodles or mac.

    I do something similar, but not as a salad/side dish. I slice cucumber and put it in a dish to marinate with some rice wine vinegar and some sweet and spicy chile flakes. I drain most of the vinegar off after a day or two. I keep these as a cold snack in the fridge. If you slice the cucumbers more on the thick and chunky size, they stay crisp for the better part of a week. Thin slices (I used a mandolin) get mushy faster.
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,935 Member Member Posts: 5,935 Member
    Classic greek salad (tomato, cucumber, red onion, feta, vinaigrette, olives).
    Also turkish salad (tomato, cucumber, watermelon, mint, feta,pomegranate molasses).
  • littlegreenparrot1littlegreenparrot1 Member Posts: 512 Member Member Posts: 512 Member
    Salsa salad. Chop tomato up small, chop cucumber to similar size.
    Lime juice, chilli flakes and olive oil as dressing.
    Can also add tin of sweetcorn.

    I like this one as well

    http://mycookinggallery.blogspot.com/2017/08/marinated-cucumber-with-mint.html?m=1
  • ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 101 Member Member Posts: 101 Member
    Update:

    I cut up two roma tomatoes (not my favorite kind of tomato but they were on sale), one cucumber, added 1 cup of 1% cottage cheese, some black pepper and a tablespoon of olive oil. Came in at 335 calories. It's nice for a filling lunch and being pretty low cal. I might consider adding a fruit to it and going without the olive oil since it didn't add much flavor.
  • ahoy_m8ahoy_m8 Member Posts: 2,378 Member Member Posts: 2,378 Member
    Gazpacho. Tabbouleh.
  • OnceAndFutureAthleteOnceAndFutureAthlete Member Posts: 131 Member Member Posts: 131 Member
    When tomatoes are ripe/local and in best form, I love them on their own. Yesterday I just sliced one and sprinkled "everything bagel topping" (available from TJs or Aldi or a bunch of other places now) on top and it was [chef's kiss]!
    Today I'm out of tomatoes so am doing the same with a cucumber. Maybe tomorrow I'll live on the edge and have both tomato and cucumber. :)
    Sounds boring, but it's tasty and couldn't be any lower in calories!
  • acpgeeacpgee Member Posts: 5,935 Member Member Posts: 5,935 Member
    When there is a glut of super cheap tomatoes mid summer I will buy a 10 kg box and make tomato sauce to freeze in small containers. If the cheap tomatoes do not have fabulous flavour, roasting them first is a great rescue.
  • cwolfman13cwolfman13 Member Posts: 39,305 Member Member Posts: 39,305 Member
    I often just have tomato slices and cucumber slices with a little salt
  • ehju0901ehju0901 Member Posts: 101 Member Member Posts: 101 Member
    When tomatoes are ripe/local and in best form, I love them on their own. Yesterday I just sliced one and sprinkled "everything bagel topping" (available from TJs or Aldi or a bunch of other places now) on top and it was [chef's kiss]!
    Today I'm out of tomatoes so am doing the same with a cucumber. Maybe tomorrow I'll live on the edge and have both tomato and cucumber. :)
    Sounds boring, but it's tasty and couldn't be any lower in calories!

    Hmmm everything bagel seasoning? I have some of that on hand, maybe I’ll try it out! I usually put it on hard boiled eggs.
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