Greek Cucumber Dill Salad

Fresh and healthy Greek Cucumber Dill Salad, a classic summer side to serve with your favorite grilled main dishes.

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As much as I love color and spice, there are days I crave simple flavors made with fresh garden ingredients… Without all the hoopla that comes along with ostentatious dishes.

Nothing satisfies that kind of craving better than a cool creamy Greek Cucumber Dill Salad.

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This classic summer side dish is a marvelous way to use up all your garden cucumbers. It’s easy to make with only a handful of ingredients. Plus it’s healthy, with only fresh produce and a bit of plain greek yogurt for a creamy tang.

Greek Cucumber Dill Salad is a perfect summer side to pack in picnic baskets, along with sandwiches and baked chips. Or serve it at a backyard barbecue with grilled chicken, and fruit salad.

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To make Greek Cucumber Dill Salad simply combine sliced cucumbers with fresh chopped dill, lemon zest, and garlic. Then toss with lemon juice and a bit of plain greek yogurt.

Season with salt and pepper, and a touch of sugar if needed. (Some years cucumbers are sweeter than other years.)

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The lemon juice and greek yogurt meld together forming a tangy creamy dressing, that amplifies the cool refresh essence of the cucumbers.

I love this stuff!

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Greek Cucumber Dill Salad can be made several hours ahead. Yet I find it’s better on the first day while the cucumber are nice and crisp. We always try to eat it up, instead of saving it as a leftover.

Greek Cucumber Dill Salad Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.com

Healthy Greek Cucumber Dill Salad Recipe | ASpicyPerspective.com
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5 from 2 votes

Greek Cucumber Dill Salad

Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Greek Cucumber Dill Salad - A classic and refreshing blend of fresh garden cucumbers, dill, greek yogurt, and lemon zest. Healthy and delicious!
Servings: 6
Nutrition Facts
Greek Cucumber Dill Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 38
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 9mg 0%
Potassium 244mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 7g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 4g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 3.1%
Vitamin C 6.8%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 2.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Ingredients

  • 3 English cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 lemon, zested and juiced
  • 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Peel the cucumbers. Cut in half lengthwise. Then slice into thin pieces. Place the sliced cucumbers into a large bowl.
  2. Add the chopped dill, minced garlic, the zest of one lemon, 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 cup plain greek yogurt, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper.
  3. Toss until the yogurt blends into a thin dressing. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve cold.

Recipe Notes

Try with full-fat or nonfat greek yogurt.

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11 comments on “Greek Cucumber Dill Salad

  1. Billyposted December 19, 2017 at 1:52 pm Reply

    I absolutely love the way this cucumber dill salad looks! I love greek salad in general, but I love that you added dill too! I can’t wait to try making this at home. The next time I head to the grocery store I’m for sure picking up all the ingredients to make this. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Geneviaposted March 8, 2017 at 6:11 am Reply

    Woah ! I am a big fan of cucumber. It refreshes one’s palate and can easily be given any flavour. This salad looks unique and I can’t to try it.

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  6. Emily @ Life on Foodposted August 6, 2016 at 6:20 am Reply

    yes, yes and yes!

  7. Jenny Flakeposted August 5, 2016 at 8:50 am Reply

    Great summer salad!!

  8. Marla Meridithposted August 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm Reply

    This is a potato salad I can totally stand behind! Grabbing a fork!

  9. Heather Christoposted August 3, 2016 at 7:39 pm Reply

    what great flavors!!

  10. Mariaposted August 3, 2016 at 10:47 am Reply

    Great flavor combos!

  11. Julie @ Table for Twoposted August 3, 2016 at 8:55 am Reply

    Great recipe for those summer cook outs!