Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a Greek yogurt, lemon herb dressing. Assembles in just minutes and goes with practically anything.

Side Dish | January 9, 2017 | By

For some reason I always associate this creamy, lemon-herb dressed Cucumber Salad with summer, farm stands and grilling, but last week I happened to have all the ingredients in the refrigerator and was looking for an easy side so I made it with Apricot Glazed Pork Tenderloin and thought I must be crazy ~ totally crazy ~ saving this easy, tasty and yes healthy side dish just for summer.

You can make it with full fat sour cream but I’ve abandoned that ship for plain Greek yogurt in a lot of recipes, saving the calories for dessert.

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a Greek yogurt, lemon-herb dressing. Assembles in just minutes and goes with practically anything.

Back in the day when bell-bottomed hip huggers were in style (the first time) and I could eat pretty much anything I used to enjoy this Cucumber Salad with full fat sour cream.

Today I rarely buy sour cream unless my son-in-law is coming for dinner because I know he prefers it. I since switched to plain Greek yogurt for topping baked potatoes and even nachos and I haven’t looked back. Not even a peek.

If you’re feeling indulgent ~ I have those days too! ~ go ahead and swap out the yogurt for sour cream.

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a Greek yogurt, lemon-herb dressing. Assembles in just minutes and goes with practically anything.

Cucumber Salad Grocery List:

  • 1 English/seedless cucumber
  • 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  • 3 tablespoons of finely minced red onion (if you don’t have red, a yellow onion works fine)
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of dill (dry or fresh, same amount for either)
  • 3 teaspoons of white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons of milk (whatever kind you normally buy)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

As you can see, the ingredients are pretty loose. It’s all about how you like it.

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a Greek yogurt, lemon-herb dressing. Assembles in just minutes and goes with practically anything.

In a medium size mixing bowl, blend the yogurt, onion, lemon juice, dill, vinegar and milk. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a Greek yogurt, lemon-herb dressing. Assembles in just minutes and goes with practically anything.

Thinly slice the cucumber leaving the skin on and add the slices to the sauce, combining so they’re all covered. Cover and refrigerate 10-15 minutes. Give it a light stir before serving.

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a Greek yogurt, lemon-herb dressing. Assembles in just minutes and goes with practically anything.

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a creamy Greek yogurt lemon-herb dressing. 

Do you love cucumber as much as I do? Cucumber Dill Salmon is one of my most popular recipes! Enjoy!

Cucumber Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 1 cup of plain Greek yogurt
  2. 3 tablespoons of finely minced red onion (if you don’t have red, a yellow onion works fine)
  3. 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  4. ½ teaspoon of dill (dry or fresh, same amount for either)
  5. 3 teaspoons of white vinegar
  6. 3 tablespoons of milk (whatever kind you normally buy)
  7. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. In a medium size mixing bowl, blend the yogurt, onion, lemon juice, dill, vinegar and milk.
  2. Season with salt and pepper according to your taste.
  3. Thinly slice the cucumber leaving the skin on and add the slices to the sauce, combining so they’re all covered.
  4. Cover and refrigerate 10-15 minutes. Give it a light stir before serving.
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You’ll be glad you didn’t wait for summer. Enjoy!

Cucumber Salad ~ cool crisp sliced cucumbers in a Greek yogurt, lemon-herb dressing. Assembles in just minutes and goes with practically anything.

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    Mary
    January 10, 2017

    Hey, Bernie!! This salad has my name written all over it…..delicious! I’m a sour cream lover, but I bet the yogurt is mighty tasty. Pinned. Thanks for sharing. Gotta go check your recipes I missed! Chat later!

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      Bernie
      January 11, 2017

      Hey there Mary – I’m so glad you like the recipe – thanks so much and thank you for pinning. Let me know if you try it with Greek yogurt instead of sour cream and how you like it. You can always go back to sour cream 🙂 — Take care friend.

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    Ray
    January 21, 2017

    Great flavor anytime of year. Though I’m with the son in law for real sour cream.

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