Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check for modified food starch in sour cream.


"Acting in 'Star Wars' I felt like a raisin in a giant fruit salad, and I didn't even know who the cantaloupes were."
- Mark Hamill, Actor

The refrigerator light goes on...

This is a light and wonderful salad that is full of flavor. I like the seeds left in the peeled cucumbers. The wonderful textures of the cucumbers and tomatoes combined with the creamy dressing makes this a perfect side dish for your summer cookout.


Shallots are a member of the onion family and have a shape like onions but grow segmented in cloves similar to garlic (but are not as harsh as garlic). They have a thin coppery skin with purple white flesh has a subtle onion flavor.

Two main types of shallots are found in the grocery store. The Jersey shallot is larger and has a sharper onion flavor than the smaller "true" shallot, which has a softer flavor and a slightly grayer skin. As with onions, choose shallots that are firm and round with no dried areas or wrinkling of the skin. If there is a sprout from the tip of the shallot, don't buy it; it's not very fresh.

Shallots keep longer in the refrigerator, but they will flavor other items stored with them, so put them in a plastic bag. They will keep in a cool place for a few weeks and still be fresh. 

1 Tbsp. chopped shallot = 7 calories, 0 fat, 0g sat fat, 0g mono fat, 0g protein, 2g carbohydrates, 1mg sodium, 0mg cholesterol 


Coumadin Safe Cucumber and Chive Salad

Servings = 2 | Serving size =about 1 1/2 cups

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

Keeps well in the refrigerator for 2-3 days.

2 medium cucumbers (peeled and cut into large dice)
1 small tomato (cut into large dice)
1 small shallot (minced)
1/4 tsp salt
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)
2 Tbsp fresh chives (minced)
2 Tbsp reduced-fat sour cream

Mix all ingredients together and chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = about 1 1/2 cups

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 70 Calories from Fat 21
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 4%
    Saturated Fat 1g 4%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 6mg 2%
Sodium 306mg 12%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
    Sugars 5g  
Protein 2g  
Vitamin A 18% Vitamin C 29%
Calcium 7% Iron 5%
Vitamin K 30 mcg Potassium 550 mg
Magnesium 44 mg