2 cups diced cucumbers
1 cup seeded and diced tomato
1/4 cup chopped sweet onion
2 cups cooked couscous or rice
2 teaspoons dill weed
1/2 cup low-fat Italian salad dressing
1 tbsp parsley
1. Precook the couscous or rice as per package directions.
2. Toss together the cucumber, tomatoes, onions, couscous or rice, dill weed, parsley and salad dressing.
3. For best flavor chill for 1 hour before serving.
Refrigerate the leftovers within 2 hours to maintain food safety.
More About Cucumbers
How to Select
Choose firm, well shaped cucumbers with dark green color, that are heavy for its size.
How to Store
Refrigerate in a plastic bag with some air holes.
How to Prepare
Rinse in cold water. Trim ends. If skin is tough or waxed, peel. If seeds are hard, scoop out. Add fresh cucumber to salads and sandwiches. Have as a snack with dips. Eat raw: Add to salads and sandwiches, or have as a snack with dip. Cut into cubes with tomatoes and herbs, and add salad dressing. Make Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce, or add to cold soups.
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