This cucumber salad is a fresh summer dish made healthier, with just a handful of ingredients.
As I talked about in my two month garden update post, we picked cucumbers this summer like no one’s business. One evening I walked down and expected to find maybe eight to ten of them, but instead I found forty. FOURTY.
Needless to say, we’ve been enjoying a lot of fresh cucumbers as snacks and in salads. I got a little sick of just plain cucumbers with salt and pepper or dipped in ranch, and I remembered this awesome cucumber salad my mom used to make. Like most of my recipes, I took her version and made just a few substitutions to transform it into a dish that’s a bit healthier!
You may have guessed from the name of the recipe that this salad is made with Greek yogurt as it’s base. You’ll also add some red wine vinegar, dill, garlic, salt, and pepper. Other than that, you have the cucumbers and some onion slices! Pretty simple.
I know some people don’t love the taste of yogurt (my mom is one of them), but the vinegar, herbs, and spices seem to do a great job at hiding that taste. Greek yogurt is amazing to me–I’ve had it with fruit and granola and it tastes sweet, but I also use is as a sour cream substitute all the time and it tastes savory. Definitely an awesome and versatile ingredient.
The taste of a cucumber fresh from the garden does not compare to a store bought one, at all. I’ve gotten cucumbers at the grocery store and could barely stand to eat them. Sometimes that has happened during the fall or winter, which makes complete sense, because cucumbers are in season around May to August. I highly suggest making this salad in the summer, when the cucumbers are at their best!
Whether you have piles of cucumbers from your garden like me, or you stopped at the farmer’s market to pick some up, this Greek yogurt cucumber salad is a refreshing and healthy way to eat them. Hurry up and enjoy it before fall is upon us!
A fresh summer dish made healthier, with just a handful of ingredients. The salad should last about 5-7 days. The cucumbers will start to get soggy as it sits.
Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad
A fresh summer dish made healthier, with just a handful of ingredients.
The salad should last about 5-7 days. The cucumbers will start to get soggy as it sits.