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Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Creamy Cucumber Salad: A classic and refreshing blend of fresh garden cucumbers, dill, greek yogurt, and lemon zest. Healthy and delicious!

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Creamy Cucumber Salad

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 Cucumber Salad.

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.

Creamy Cucumber 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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Ingredients

  • English Cucumbers – these aren’t regular cucumbers, they are longer, skinnier, and more straight than normal cucumbers.
  • Chopped Dill – the fresh smell of dill really gives this cucumber salad some zing.
  • Garlic – you can’t go wrong with garlic.
  • Lemon Zest and Juice – this adds additional freshness!
  • Plain Greek Yogurt – instead of using sour cream, this recipe has a Greek twist by using Greek Yogurt. So creamy!
  • Granulated Sugar – to balance out the tangy and sour flavors.
  • Salt and Pepper – seasoning to bring out all the delicious flavors!

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How to Make Cucumber Salad

To make this Cucumber Dill Salad:

  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, lemon juice, plain greek yogurt, sugar, salt, and ground black pepper. 
  3. Toss until the yogurt blends into a thin dressing. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. (Some years cucumbers are sweeter than other years so season accordingly.)
  4. Serve cold.Dill and Lemon #ASpicyPerspective #CucumberSalad #GreekCucumberSalad #CucumberDillSalad #CreamyCucumberSalad #Salad #Dill #Cucumber #GreekYogurt #Summer

Creamy Cucumber Salad Dressing

The lemon juice and greek yogurt meld together forming a tangy creamy dressing, that amplifies the cool refresh essence of the cucumbers. It’s different than traditional cucumber salad but it’s a really good kind of different.

I love this stuff!

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Make Ahead

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

Ultimately it’s your choice and either way it will be fabulous!

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Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Creamy Cucumber Salad: A classic and refreshing blend of fresh garden cucumbers, dill, greek yogurt, and lemon zest. Healthy and delicious!
Servings: 6

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

  • Peel the cucumbers. Cut in half lengthwise. Then slice into thin pieces. Place the sliced cucumbers into a large bowl.
  • 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.
  • Toss until the yogurt blends into a thin dressing. Taste, then salt and pepper as needed. Serve cold.

Notes

Try with full-fat or nonfat greek yogurt.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup, Calories: 38kcal, Carbohydrates: 7g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 0g, Saturated Fat: 0g, Cholesterol: 0mg, Sodium: 9mg, Potassium: 244mg, Fiber: 0g, Sugar: 4g, Vitamin A: 3.1%, Vitamin C: 6.8%, Calcium: 4.2%, Iron: 2.3%
Course: Healthy, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: Greek
Author: Sommer Collier

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11 comments on “Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe”

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

  7. Great flavor combos!

  8. Great recipe for those summer cook outs!