Cucumber Dill Greek Yogurt Salad

Cucumber Dill Greek Yogurt Salad

A local sandwich shop serves a cucumber dill salad that I just crave. I always feel like I’m choosing a healthy side when I order it. It’s mostly cucumber after all. In an attempt to recreate it at home, I gave them a call to see what the creamy base was made out of it, hopeful that it was something healthy. The sweet lady told me that it was cole slaw dressing. Mayonnaise. Durn. Not that I don’t like mayonnaise. I do. I like it very much. But bathing suits don’t like it very much.

Instead of caving to the mayo, I used my typical cole slaw dressing ingredients, substituting 0% fat plain greek yogurt for the mayonnaise to create a lightened up version of this crunchy favorite. I was happy to find it mighty tasty. Crunchy, refreshing, and light … what’s not to love?

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This Cucumber Dill Greek Yogurt Salad will be a new summer go-to for cookouts and picnics around here for sure. And I’m thinking it will be perfect for a cool afternoon snack too. Try this one soon!

Enjoy!

5.0 from 2 reviews

Cucumber Dill Greek Yogurt Salad
 
A light and refreshing side dish.
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Ingredients
  • 4 large cucumbers (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoon plain greek yogurt (I used 0% fat)
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (substitute red or white wine vinegar if needed)
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
Instructions
  1. Peel, half, seed, and slice cucumbers.
  2. In a medium bowl combine yogurt, dill, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Add cucumber to bowl and toss with yogurt/dill mixture until combined well.
  4. Additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  5. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

 

Comments

  1. 1

    says

    I love greek yogurt. I use it in place of sour cream and mayonnaise for almost all recipes. I think I would LOVE this salad. It sounds perfect for summer!

  2. 7

    says

    This is the perfect hot weather side dish…just imagining it now. YUM!!!

    Also I am pretty sure the cucumber cancels out the mayo. SO, you’re good.

    • 14

      says

      Hello SJ!

      Chopped fresh dill should work fine. I’d add a little at a time, tasting to see how much you like.

  3. 16

    Konstanze Allsopp says

    When I lost all my stuff in a move it included my Recipe book for all recipes I had made myself. Never thought I would ever find it again, but it is THE exact same recipe. I generally don’t take out the seeds, though, but even that looks great. Thanks!

  4. 17

    DIANE says

    I’d use the full-fat Fage Greek Yogurt. According to my nutritionist, the fat in food does not make you fat – it’s the sugars. Low-fat foods have more sugar. Fats in foods like Greek yogurt are healthy fats. Real mayo is also healthy, provided it’s made with healthy fats cold-pressed oil (not soy or canola). Don’t be afraid of the fats.

  5. 18

    Ron Stack says

    Can you add virgin cold pressed olive oil instead of vinegar, since I’m allergic to vinegar?

  6. 19

    Ivy says

    Why would you seed the cucumbers? The soft seeds are 100% heathy and tasty to eat. This does not comprend to me.

  7. 20

    Dale Shank says

    Was looking for a recipe for cucumber salad for recently discovered Armenian cucumbers from our local “pick your own” farm. This will be perfect, thank you. Love that it is simple, minimal and so refreshing looking.

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