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Classic Cucumber Salad


HCG Diet Phase 2 Recipe: Classic Cucumber Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Chill Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins

This recipe is safe for Phase 2 of the HCG Diet and counts as 1 veggie serving.

Course: Salad, Side Dish, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: apple cider vinegar, cucumber, HCG Diet, HCG Phase 2, salad, side dish, snack
Servings: 1 serving
  • 1 large ripe cucumber
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3-4 cubes of ice
  • ½ tsp sea salt
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  1. Wash the cucumber.*

  2. Thinly slice the cucumber into discs (about ⅛-inch thickness). Transfer the sliced cucumber pieces into a bowl. 

  3. Cover the cucumbers with the apple cider vinegar.

  4. Add the ice cubes, sea salt, and black pepper to the bowl.

  5. Place in the fridge to chill. Let the cucumber mixture chill for at least 10 minutes as it tastes best when very cold.

  6. Remove from fridge, remove any left-over ice cubes.

  7. Top with more salt and pepper, if desired.

  8. Serve and enjoy! 

Recipe Notes

This recipe is fine to make in bulk and store covered in the fridge until ready to eat because the vinegar acts as a preservative/pickling agent. Simply multiply the above recipe by how many servings you want to make, prepare in bulk, and then divide the finished product evenly into individual containers, cover, and refrigerate.

*If you do not buy organic, make sure to wash your cucumber before chopping. If covered in a waxy coating, you may even want to peel the cucumber before using it in this recipe to avoid consuming pesticides and other chemicals.