Poppy seeds add crunch and a healthy punch of minerals including manganese, calcium, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, iron, zinc, and potassium.
1/2 English cucumber
1 mild red chili, thinly sliced
1/4 cup (60 mL) low-fat Greek yogourt
2 Tbsp (30 mL) white wine vinegar
1/4 tsp (1 mL) ground coriander
1 Tbsp (15 mL) poppy seeds
1/2 tsp (2 mL) organic cane sugar
Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Roughly chop cucumber into bite- sized chunks. Place in bowl and toss with chili.
In small bowl whisk together yogourt, vinegar, coriander, poppy seeds, sugar, and a pinch of salt.
Just before serving, pour yogourt dressing over cucumber and toss to coat. Season to taste with black pepper and more vinegar, if desired.
Each serving contains: 67 calories; 3 g protein; 2 g total fat (0 g sat. fat, 0 g trans fat); 9 g carbohydrates; 2 g fibre; 78 mg sodium
source: "Be Mine, Vegetarian Valentine", alive #352, February 2012
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