Cucumber, Shallot, and Tomato Salad

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Cucumber, Shallot, and Tomato Salad
Cucumber, Shallot, and Tomato Salad
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Cucumber, Shallot, and Tomato Salad

In this deconstructed oil and vinegar dressing, shallots are infused with balsamic vinegar to add a tangy pungency when served whole atop crisp cucumber slices. Tomatoes provide acidity and baby spinach makes a hearty base for this refreshing salad. This recipe comes to us from Lindsay from Cook. Vegan. Lover.

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2
Servings
151
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 shallot, sliced
  • 1 Cup baby spinach
  • 1 large cucumber, sliced
  • 1 large tomato, sliced
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Directions

Heat the balsamic vinegar and sliced shallot in a small saucepan over high heat. Bring the balsamic vinegar to a boil, reduce the heat to medium-low and cook until the vinegar is reduced by half, about 5-7 minutes. Set aside to cool slightly.

Spread the spinach out in equal portions on 2 plates. Alternate laying cucumber and tomato slices onto both beds of spinach.

Place a balsamic-infused shallot slice on top of each piece of cucumber and tomato. Drizzle both salads with the oil and reduced balsamic vinegar. Season with salt and pepper, to taste, and enjoy.

Cucumber Shopping Tip

There are three different types of cucumbers: slicing, pickling, and “burpless.” If you're making sandwiches, you might want to try the “burpless” variety which are naturally seedless and are less likely to cause gas.

Cucumber Cooking Tip

Salting your cucumber slices and allowing them to drain over a colander for about an hour will get rid of any excess water and keep your sandwich from becoming soggy.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
7g
11%
Sugar
12g
N/A
Saturated Fat
1g
5%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
20g
7%
Vitamin A
110µg
12%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
12.8%
Vitamin C
21mg
36%
Vitamin E
2mg
9%
Vitamin K
109µg
100%
Calcium
71mg
7%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
61µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
61µg
15%
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
52mg
13%
Monounsaturated
5g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
0.8mg
3.9%
Phosphorus
87mg
12%
Polyunsaturated
0.9g
N/A
Potassium
634mg
18%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
5.9%
Sodium
724mg
30%
Zinc
0.7mg
4.5%

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