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July 18, 2008

Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

It's fresh cucumber season! I just love when the cucumbers start coming in. English cucumbers are a nice substitute during the rest of the year, but there is just something about a cucumber fresh off the vine that gets me every time!

This salad is a quick, healthy side dish, or even main course if you like cucumbers as much as I do! It's perfect for a week night dinner, a picnic or even a snack! It will keep in the fridge for days so you can just grab it whenever you like! If you like cucumbers and Greek yogurt then this is the dish for you!

What You'll Need:
4-6 cups of sliced cucumbers
1/3 cup of fat free Greek Yogurt (Note: If you've been here before you know I like Oikos, if you haven't then that's what I use! ;oP Fage will work too, but the flavor of the Oikos is much better in my opinion.)
1/4 cup of fresh dill, chopped
1/4 cup of fresh chives, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
A tiny pinch of sea salt

Cut cucumbers and place in a medium sized bowl. Set aside.

Cucumber Salad

Mix together yogurt, dill, chives, black pepper and sea salt until well incorporated. Add yogurt mixture to cucumbers and toss to coat. Chill for at least 1 hour and then serve.

Notes: I really like this with cucumbers only, but if you wanted to you could add in some bell peppers and/or red onion.

Posted by Dianne at July 18, 2008 7:37 AM

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This recipe sounds like a winner! That hamburger in your photo looks delicious, too!!!

Posted by: Noelle Markus at July 18, 2008 11:31 AM

Just found your website and am loving all of your recipes. That cucumber salad looks perfect for summer. I'll be back soon to vist!

Picky Palate

Posted by: Jenny at July 18, 2008 2:28 PM

I used to make it with sour cream, but I think the Greek yogurt just works better over all!

Thanks Jenny! I just visited your blog and I must say I'm hooked! :o)

Posted by: Dianne at July 19, 2008 10:54 AM

Oh, that looks fantastic!

Posted by: Allie at July 21, 2008 12:20 PM

This is one of my favorite ways to eat cucumbers, except for just plain of course!

Posted by: Dianne at July 21, 2008 3:54 PM

This looks so wonderful. I wish I could eat dairy. I wonder what this would taste like with the new yogurt made with coconut milk. I just may give it a try. Thank you for sharing this on Friday Foodie Fix!

Posted by: Diane-thewholegang at July 10, 2009 3:19 PM

I would be interested to hear how it turns out with the coconut milk yogurt. I bet that would be delicious!

Posted by: Dianne at July 13, 2009 9:37 AM

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