Healthy Cucumber Salad with Cranberries and Poppy Seed Dressing

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Such an easy and delicious cucumber salad. Love how quick & easy it is. Got to save it.

Almost everyone I bumped into this weekend commented that they could not wait for fall! Cool weather and football were their desires. With Labor Day right around the corner being the symbolic end to grilling season, it is time to enjoy the sun, summer vegetables and BBQ one last time. That is why I am starring one of my favorite summer vegetables, cucumbers. My Dad has been keeping us in a constant supply of cucumbers from his garden. I had been making my Sour Cream Dill Cucumber Salad almost every week.

We were getting pretty sick of that easy salad, so I came up with a new one, Cucumber Salad with Cranberries and Pumpkin seeds with a Poppy Seed Dressing. This salad is every bit as easy as the Sour Cream Dill Cucumber Salad, but it gives us a totally new way to enjoy cucumbers. I love the mix of flavors from the crunchy pumpkin seeds, the sweetness of the cranberries, the bite of the onion and, of course, the crisp cucumbers. It is all tossed in a tangy, slightly sweet poppy seed dressing.

Such an easy and delicious salad. Love how quick & easy it is. Got to save it.

Truth be told, we do not usually BBQ for Labor Day. It happens to coincide with our Anniversary, so we try to take advantage and get away for the weekend. This year that will not be happening thanks to my hubby being laid off next month. So, I think a celebratory BBQ is in order. We may have some obstacles right now, but we still have a lot to be thankful for. I am trying to keep my optimism and remember how lucky we are.

This salad is perfect for a Labor Day barbecue. It literally comes together in five minutes with a few ingredients. You can pack it and take it with you to a potluck or make it in the morning of your own BBQ. If you are going to make it ahead of time, keep the dressing on the side until you are ready to serve. How easy is that?!

Such an easy and delicious salad. Love how quick & easy it is. Got to save it.

To give it a little sweetness, I used SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener. It gives the salad dressing just the right amount of sweetness, not too sweet and not too sour. Most poppy seed dressing are too sweet for me. I also used low sugar dried cranberries. Both are a great way for you to control the amount of sugar in your food. Make sure you keep this recipe in your arsenal of easy BBQ or potluck dishes. It will be your family’s new favorite cucumber recipe. You can find more ideas to use SPLENDA® products at Sweet Swaps.

Such an easy and delicious salad. Love how quick & easy it is. Got to save it.

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Healthy Cucumber Salad with Cranberries and Poppy Seed Dressing

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 71 kcal
Author Christie Daruwalla

Ingredients

  • 2 cups sliced cucumbers
  • ¼ cup thinly sliced sweet onion
  • 3 tbsp . pumpkin seeds
  • 3 tbsp . dried cranberries , low sugar
  • 1 tbsp . apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ tsp . Dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp . SPLENDA® No Calorie Sweetener
  • 1 tsp . poppy seeds
  • 1 tbsp . extra virgin olive oil
  • Pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Place cucumbers, onion, pumpkin seeds and cranberries in a medium bowl. Toss gently to combine.
  2. In a jar, shake together remaining ingredients.
  3. Pour over cucumbers and toss to combine.

Recipe Notes

 I calculated 3 Weight Watcher smart points

Nutrition Facts
Healthy Cucumber Salad with Cranberries and Poppy Seed Dressing
Amount Per Serving
Calories 71 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Protein 1g 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Happy Healthy Eating,

Christie

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Such an easy and delicious salad. Love how quick & easy it is. Got to save it.

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Comments

  1. It always seems a shame to wish the summer away - but it has just got very hot and humid here again. Lovely recipe here - I suppose the cranberries are a nod towards autumn and cooler days.
  2. So simple and so good, love it!
  3. I love how light and refreshing this is. Perfect light lunch or side dish for dinner
  4. I love the sweet and savory and spicy and crunchy thing you have going on with this salad. It looks like a tasty and easy side for dinner.
  5. Poppy seed dressing is my favorite, but I don't love all the sugar. Great swap!

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