Fresh and tasty salads can be hard to come by in the cold months, but I can almost always count on cucumbers.
I was drawn to this cucumber salad because it reminds me of tzatziki – cucumber yogurt dip, which I love. You’ve got a lot of similar flavors, Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper. However, there is no garlic here. So if you’re not a garlic fan (hi, mom), then this is the perfect alternative. You can enjoy this cucumber with a lot of foods, like pork chops and rice, or chicken and potatoes.
You can use fresh or dried dill. I’ve used both, depending on what I have, and they both work great. I used fresh dill today because I wanted the extra notch of kicked upedness. The yogurt makes it nice and creamy. You don’t have to use Greek yogurt, but I recommend it because it’s usually thicker than regular yogurt and it will help avoid runny dressing.
I’m longing for spring and I’m missing tasty tomatoes, corn on the cob, berries, and lots my other favorite fruits and vegetables. Thankfully I can rely on cucumbers to satisfy my craving during these cold days.
Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe
(Makes about 2 side dish servings)
- 2 seedless mini cucumbers, sliced (You can use regular cucumbers instead.)
- 1/3 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- splash of fresh lemon juice, to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- sprinkling of chopped fresh dill
- In a bowl, add the sliced cucumbers, Greek Yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice, salt, pepper, and fresh dill, and mix everything together.