Bacon, Tomato and Cucumber Salad

 

 

Gather

  • 125 grams / about 1/3 of of one English cucumber – peeled or not, it’s your choice
  • 60 grams / about 10 halved grape tomatoes 
  • 85 grams / 3 ounces grilled chicken thighs, chopped
  • 5 slices of bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 2 ½ tbsp. of mayonnaise
  • ⅛ tsp. garlic powder – roasted, if you have it
  • sea salt and black pepper to taste

 

Prepare

  1. Slice the cucumber about ¼-inch thick, then cut into quarters and toss in a bowl.
  2. Weigh out your tomatoes and slice them up. Throw them in the bowl, too.
  3. Add the mayonnaise and spices, and stir until the veg are fully coated.
  4. Mix in the chopped chicken and crumbled bacon and stir it through.
  5. Nosh.

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I have loved this recipe for a long time. I initially found it on a blog that does not seem to exist any longer – Simple Healthy Home. Sad day! Good thing I saved it!

Light, summery, and insanely flavorful, it’s a perfect use for your plump, garden fresh tomatoes and cucumbers. I wanted to make this a main meal, so I added 3 ounces of grilled chicken thigh meat.

Because I intended this to be my only meal of the day, I made it pretty big, but you can easily scale it up, to feed your whole family, or down to make it a simple side dish.

I also added more bacon than the original recipe called for. One, because BACON, and two, I had about six slices that were nearing the end of their life and needed to be used up. This is a VERY versatile recipe – Add a little more, or less, of the ingredients, without materially affecting the flavor. Of course, because this is primarily vegetables, you will need to keep track of how your changes change the carb content.

Tip: If you’re not interested in tracking your food, but you DO want to know the nutrient breakdown of your recipes, I suggest the VeryWell Fit Recipe Tool, at https://www.verywellfit.com/recipe-nutrition-analyzer-4157076. It is pretty easy to use – I don’t often have difficulty with matching ingredients, and it seems to be pretty accurate when compared to the food tracker I personally use (cronometer.com).

 

 

 

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