Friday, April 16, 2010
Quick Cucumber Pickles
4 small cucumbers, cut in half and thinly sliced
½ cup vinegar (any type of light colored vinegar, I used champagne)
½ cup water
Stevia, to taste (I used 6-1gram scoops)
Fresh cilantro, minced, to taste (I used about ¼ cup)
Heat the water, vinegar and stevia until about body temperature. Place the cucumbers and pickling solution in a jar. You are heating the vinegar so the flavor will penetrate the vegetable more quickly. Refrigerate until needed. If the liquid doesn’t cover all the cucumbers turn the jar over periodically so all the cucumbers are submerged for part of the time. I made these about 30 minutes before dinner but sooner would not be a bad thing. When you are ready to serve drain the pickles and toss with cilantro.
Amount Per Serving
Calories - 20.49
Calories From Fat (4%) - 0.9
Total Fat - 0.13g
Saturated Fat - 0.04g
Cholesterol - 0mg
Sodium - 4.82mg
Potassium - 197.84mg
Total Carbohydrates - 5.67g
Fiber - 0.6g
Sugar - 1.74g
Protein - 0.73g
You can jazz this one up many ways. It is really good with some rough chopped peanuts on top. I also like to infuse the pickling liquid with other spices depending on what I am serving them with. These are not too sharp or too sweet. I like to use them on top of sandwiches, or flax crackers with nut cheese. They are also good in salads or on an appetizer tray.
Today was a typically Friday at our house. Checking on my elderly parents and running a few errands to get ready for the weekend.
The weather was glorious most of the day in the mid 80’s with a nice breeze and low humidity. I decided it would be a great idea to go out to dinner tonight and dine al fresco since the weather was so nice. I have been researching new restaurants for the last couple of hours. So what happened do you imagine? Well about 5 minutes ago it started raining. There is front coming through. So much for dining al fresco.
Now our dinner plans are completely up in the air. I may be posting something later from a restaurant or something from here. At the moment our dinner plans are a big question mark. I hope you evening plans aren’t being messed up by the weather. I will be back later with a dinner update, or some sort. Talk to you all soon.