Lemon-Pepper Cucumbers

When you need a refreshing low-calorie snack, nibble on these Lemon-Pepper cucumbers for just 8 calories and 2 grams of carb. Plus the lemon juice and black pepper count as free foods!

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
5 mins
1 serving


  • ½ large cucumbers, sliced (see Tip)

  • Lemon juice

  • Ground black pepper


  1. Drizzle freshly squeezed lemon juice and freshly ground black pepper over the cucumber slices.


Tip: Cucumbers are often waxed to prevent moisture loss. If you plan to eat the peel, opt for cucumbers sealed in plastic in lieu of waxing (although the wax is edible, it's not tasty). During the summer months, shop for locally grown, unwaxed cucumbers.

Did you know? Cucumbers made into dill pickles lose some of their water-soluble vitamins, including vitamin C, in the pickling process-and gain sodium from added salt.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

24 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 1
Calories 24
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Vitamin A 160IU 3%
Vitamin C 6mg 7%
Folate 12mcg 3%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Calcium 26mg 2%
Iron 0mg 2%
Magnesium 20mg 5%
Potassium 230mg 5%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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