Thursday, June 18, 2009

Quick Cool Cucs

When I had gestational diabetes, "carb" was a bad word, right up there with the words that could get your mouth washed out with soap as a kid. (Side note: Ask our daughter to say "fork" .... it's really funny and makes us laugh knowing it sounds naughty!)

My sister, the recipe guru, told me about this snack. I made it a few times while pregnant, but kind of forgot about it until I visited her last week and she whipped up a batch for a family BBQ. They are super simple and fantastic... not to mention refreshing!

Quick, Cool Cucs


  • 1 English cucumber
  • 2 T water
  • 2 T white vinegar
  • 2 packets Equal


  1. Wash and then slice the cucumber into 1/4" (or so) slices.
  2. Soad the slices in a salt water bath for 20 minutes (give or take).
  3. Drain, but don't rinse, the cucumbers.
  4. In a separate bowl, mix the water, vinegar, and Equal together until the Equal dissolves.
  5. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumber slices.
  6. Enjoy! (They're best if you let them sit in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before eating, but you don't have to.)

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