Cucumber, Blueberry, & Feta Salad

Healthy Living, Recipes, Smart Eating

Even if you’re not ready to take the plunge into a diet that’s mostly or all plant-based, we can all benefit our health by eating more plants every day – and this recipe certainly checks that box. Eating plant-based should center around fruits and vegetables, nuts and seeds, whole grains, and legumes. 

Studies show that plant-based diets support a lower body mass index (BMI), lower the prevalence of obesity in adults and children, reduce colon cancer risk, and can benefit those with diabetes. They can also lower one’s blood pressure, and may result in lower mortality from ischemic heart disease. 

This recipe is an easy and flavorful way to journey into the world of vegetarian eating. If you’re thinking about going vegetarian or vegan, start with one meal or one day of the week. Talk with a Registered Dietitian to ensure you’re getting all the nutrition you need, which can be a concern for anyone limiting entire food groups from their daily diet. 

Theresa Jackson RD, CSOWM, CDN

Clinical Nutrition Manager, Kenmore Mercy Hospital

⏲️ Ready in: 15 mins. 
🍳 Prep: 15 mins. 
🍽️ Servings: 8 cups 

Ingredients

  • 2 seedless cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, thinly sliced (about 4 cups)
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup Wegmans Organic White Balsamic Vinaigrette 
  • 3 Tbsp thinly sliced fresh mint leaves
  • 1 cup Wegmans Crumbled Plain Feta Cheese (Cheese Shop) 

Nutrition Facts

Nutrition information is per serving
Protein: 3g
Added Sugar: 0g
Fiber: 1g
Carbohydrate: 7g
Sodium: 140mg
Cholesterol: 5mg
Saturated Fat: 2g
Fat: 2g
Calories: 50

Preparation

Combine cucumbers and blueberries in large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.

Add vinaigrette, mint, and feta; toss gently to combine.

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* Nutritional information is based on ingredients listed and serving size; any additions or substitutions to ingredients may alter the recipe’s nutritional content

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