Pea and Cucumber Salad

This is one of my favorite spring salads. It is very light and flavorful and originally came from the book Reversing Diabetes: Reduce or Even Eliminate Your Dependence on Insulin or Oral Drugs by Julian Whitaker, M.D. This book is not just a cookbook; it contains lots of terrific ideas about how to modify traditional recipes to reduce the fat and help you maintain a healthy blood sugar level. I have found it to be very helpful, and the recipes are really good.

Pea & Cuke Salad
Serves 2-4
Pea and cuke salad

Light and refreshing!

1/2 cucumber (sliced thin and quartered)
2 green onions (chopped) or 2 slices red onions (chopped)
1 cup peas (cooked and cooled)
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon tarragon
1/4 teaspoon salt
Pepper to taste

Mix the first 3 ingredients together. Then whisk the remaining ingredients in a separate bowl and pour them over the vegetables. Mix and serve on a bed of lettuce. Simple and beautiful.


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About Lois

My husband, Don Crawford, and I love to cook. For me, it's more about eating delicious food than the actual cooking. I like to cook mostly because I like to eat, and I like the proud sense of accomplishment when the food I make is appreciated by others. For Don, it's all about presentation. So we make a good team. I'm too impatient to create beautiful presentations (usually), but he sweeps in and takes over so it all turns out great. All our recipes are tried and true!
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