Freshen up your margarita with the cool taste of cucumber. You can make it your way, with or without sugar or alcohol.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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  • In a blender, combine cucumber, tequila, Triple Sec, lime peel, the 1 tablespoon lime juice, and the sugar; add about 1 cup ice. Cover and blend until cucumber and ice are thoroughly blended and crushed. If desired, rim a margarita glass with additional lime juice and dip rim in coarse salt. Pour blended mixture into a margarita glass. If desired, garnish with thin lime slices.



Tip: If using a sugar substitute, choose Splenda(R) Granular, Equal(R) Spoonful or packets, or Sweet'N Low(R) bulk or packets. Follow package directions to use product amount equivalent to 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar. Nutrition Facts Per Serving with Substitute for Alcoholic Version: 218 calories, 0 g protein, 17 g carb., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 0 g fiber, 1% Vitamin A, 13% Vitamin C, 4 mg sodium, 1% calcium, 1% iron. // Exchanges: 3 fat, 1 other carb // Carb Choice: 1

Variation: Nonalcoholic Lime and Cucumber-ita: Prepare as directed, except omit the tequila and Triple Sec and add 1/2 cup diet lemon-lime carbonated beverage and 1/4 cup orange juice.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving for Nonalcoholic Lime and Cucumber-ita: 66 calories, 1 g protein, 16 g carb., 0 g total fat (0 g sat. fat), 0 mg cholesterol, 1 g fiber, 4% Vitamin A, 65% Vitamin C, 14 mg sodium, 2% calcium, 2% iron.

Nutrition Facts

239.3 calories; protein 0.4g 1% DV; carbohydrates 23g 7% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 0.5g 2% DV; sugars 20.7g; fat 0.2g; saturated fatg; cholesterolmg; vitamin a iu 63IU 1% DV; vitamin c 8mg 13% DV; folate 5.4mcg 1% DV; calcium 12.8mg 1% DV; iron 0.2mg 1% DV; magnesium 8.8mg 3% DV; potassium 102.3mg 3% DV; sodium 4mg.