HCG Diet Phase 2 Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Cucumber Slices
This recipe is safe for Phase 2 of the HCG Diet and counts as 1 vegetable serving.
This recipe uses the Simple Girl Sweet & Hot Louisiana Seasoning. If you are not a big fan of spicy food while on the HCG Diet, you may want to try this recipe with some of our other spices. See all the seasoning flavors here.
This amazing sweet and spicy cucumber recipe will have your taste buds dancing! We hope you like it!
- 1 cucumber
- 1-2 packets powdered stevia* (or to taste)
- 1 tsp Simple Girl Sweet & Hot Louisiana Seasoning** (or to taste)
- Wash your cucumber. This is an important step, especially if you do not by organic cucumbers. If the cucumber still has a waxy coating after washing, you may want to peel the cucumber before making the recipe.
- Cut the cucumber into thin slices (about ⅛-inch thickness) and lay them out flat on a large plate.
- Gently shake the Simple Girl Sweet & Hot Louisiana Seasoning evenly over the cucumber slices. If you are not a big fan of spicy food, limit or lessen the amount of spice used...remember you can always add more at the end to turn-up-the-heat, but you can't take it away.
- Open the packet(s) of powdered stevia and sprinkle evenly over the cucumbers.
- Chill the cucumbers in the fridge for 10-15 minutes before serving, if desired. This gives the seasoning time to combine into the cucumber slices and makes the cucumbers cold again.
*When choosing the stevia for this recipe... many store-bought brands of stevia are stevia 'blends'. Only 'pure' stevia is recommended for Phase 2 of the HCG Diet. SweetLeaf® stevia is the brand we recommend and it's allowed in any quantity. If you do not have SweetLeaf® stevia, look at the ingredients and if you see any words ending in -ose, -tol, or -dextrin, avoid using that type of stevia during Phase 2 of the HCG Diet.
**Simple Girl Seasonings were formulated specifically for the HCG Diet without any ingredients that could slow or stall your weight loss. They are oil-free, sugar-free, fat-free, calorie-free, all-natural and sweetened only with 'pure' stevia. We have several different flavors of seasonings ranging from Lemon Herb Seasoning, to an all-natural Steak Seasoning, and even a BBQ-style seasoning. See all the seasoning flavors here.