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Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar

Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar are so easy and delicious that once you try them you’ll make this tasty salad all summer long. Use Salad Recipes to find more recipes like this one.

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Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar found on KalynsKitchen.com

I first posted this recipe for Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar in the very early days of my blog, at a time when I had quite a few friends urging me to post easier recipes on the blog. That was the reason I created a category for Recipes with Five Ingredients or Less (not including commonly used things like salt, pepper, olive oil etc.) That category has been popular for years with people who want easy recipes.

This recipe for Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar is one of those recipes that’s so ridiculously simple that it’s almost an oxymoron to call it a recipe, but when I used to make this at Lake Powell when I was catering houseboat trips, people would go completely crazy over it. I think part of the secret was the Cardini’s Caesar Dressing, which is seriously the only type of Caesar dressing I ever buy! And even if you don’t get to go to Lake Powell, once you try this recipe I bet you’ll make it all summer long for parties, picnics, and even camping trips.

I like Cardini’s Caesar so much I made it one of my Kalyn’s Kitchen Picks, but if you can’t find Cardini’s, use your favorite Caesar dressing that’s low in sugar. (I don’t buy dressing that has more than 2 carbs per serving; Cardinis has 1 carb and zero grams or sugar in two tablespoons.) And if you can find fresh garden cucumbers to make this salad, it will only be better.

Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you have fresh garden cucumbers there’s no need to peel them but I always peel off strips if I’m using cucumbers from the store. Cut the Cucumbers in half lengthwise and then into slices. Toss with desired amount of Cardini’s Caesar Dressing (or your favorite Caesar Dressing) and season generously with fresh-ground black pepper. That’s it!

Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar found on KalynsKitchen.com

The salad is best served right away, but even when it’s been in the fridge overnight this is seriously good, especially if you’re a big cucumber fan like I am.

Make it a Meal:

For a low-carb meal this would be delicious with Grilled Flat Iron Steak with Chimichurri Sauce and Easy Grilled Mushrooms.

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Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar

Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar are so easy and delicious that once you try them you’ll make this tasty salad all summer long.

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium cucumbers, preferably garden-fresh
  • 3-4 T Cardini’s Caesar Dressing (not low-carb or fat-free version)
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. If you have garden-fresh cucumbers there is no need to peel. For store-bought cucumbers, peel  thin stripes from the cucumbers, and cut in half lengthwise, and then cut into slices about 1/2 inch thick.
  2. Put cucumbers in serving bowl and dress liberally with Cardini’s Caesar.
  3. Grind black pepper over and serve.

Notes:

Recipe created by Kalyn.

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Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar is a great recipe for any phase of the South Beach Diet and it would be approved for most other low-carb or low-glycemic diet plans.

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    22 Comments on “Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar”

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  3. Ceasar dressing and cucumbers sound like a lovely combination!

  4. Hi Kalyn! This recipes looks so cool and refreshing – perfect for a summer barbecue. I also really like your website. You have a wonderful variety of low-carb recipes! I will check back regularly!

  5. I also use the Cardini's dressing when making potato salad, the recipe was on the bottle. I will definitely try it with the cucumbers. .yum

  6. At this time of year, when the weather is getting warmer and I'd rather be spending time outside, I have no problem taking a bit of help from the grocery store! Great little salad idea.

  7. A minor clarification/quibble. You wrote: "if you can't find Cardini's, use your favorite Caesar dressing without added sugar." This implies that Cardini's has no added sugar.

    However, a check of Cardini's ingredients reveals that it has molasses, corn syrup and sugar — at the bottom of the list, so probably not much, but some. So it might be better to have written that one can use a product with "very little or no added sugars" so that it's clear (to those of us who have to find a different brand) when comparing against Cardini's.

  8. I would consider it a side salad.

  9. This looks delicious! I was just wondering would this be considered your meal, a snack or a side to your meal?

  10. Good idea! I’m always looking for new ideas on how to eat cucumbers since they are overflowing lately.

    -Crystal

  11. Mae, thanks. I’m thrilled when a great photographer like you compliments me on the photos. I’m having so much fun with the new camera, although I still have a lot to learn. (My outdoor photos still stink most of the time. Need to read up on the settings for that.)

    Lisa, I love the idea of an event for Julia Child’s birthday. I’ll check it out. And YES, there are plenty of Julia recipes that would be very South-Beachy.

  12. This looks great and I agree, sometimes you need something EASY! When you get home and even the thought of cutting up broccoli, steaming it and dressing it seems like a Herculean task, a recipe like this comes in handy!

    By the way Kalyn, I’m organizing an “event” for Julia Child’s birthday next Tuesday. I’m asking people to cook one (or more) of her recipes, then blog about it. If this sounds like fun, please check out my post on Champaign Taste. I’m excited! But — is any JC stuff…South Beach-able? I’m thinking yes!

  13. Looks delicious, Kalyn and super fresh and healthy.

    You’re lucky to have fresh cucumbers as and when you want to have it.

    Btw, your photos are getting better! 🙂

  14. Kris, glad you liked it. I’m not exaggerating when I say people used to go nuts over this at Lake Powell.

  15. I fixed Cucumbers Caesar tonight because I saw the recipe on your blog this morning, and we’re picking 2-3 cucumbers a day. Very yummy!

  16. Sher we are channeling each other again. I was leaving a comment for you, then I clicked on my e-mail and you had just left a comment for me.

  17. Yes, there are times when a super easy recipe is necessary. It can make the difference between preparing a meal and giving up and ordering take out. Great recipe.