Greek Cucumber Salad

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This cucumber salad is so fresh and easy to make. There are less than 10 ingredients and the hardest part is cutting the cucumbers and onions nice and thin. It’s a great side to have with grilled chicken or fish.

My Mom has been making this salad since I was a kid. I altered it slightly by adding dill, and I substituted mayo for non-fat Greek yogurt.

The fragrance from the fresh dill permeates the air immediately. Also, the green color looks so nice when accented with the cucumber and onion.

This weekend I went on a brewery bike tour and a barbecue after. I feel like I’m always running around with work, the gym, taking classes, and blogging. Sometimes it’s nice to just relax and hang out with family and friends. It’s important to have down time and be surrounded by people you care about.

Since it’s the summer and I’m sure you have barbecues popping up, this is a great salad to bring to your next one.

OK, let’s get started.

Cut up cucumber into very thin slices and add to a bowl.

greek-cucumber-salad-01Then, cut 1/4 sweet onion into thin slices as well. Add to the bowl.

greek-cucumber-salad-02Now, mix up the dressing. Add vinegar, non-fat Greek yogurt, salt, pepper, Stevia, and chopped dill to a measuring cup. Mix it up and pour over the salad.

greek-cucumber-salad-03*Note: I use Stevia instead of sugar or honey because it has no calories and it’s a plant based sweetener. Also, it’s safe for diabetics to use.

Stir until evenly coated, and put in the fridge so all the flavors meld together.


 

GREEK CUCUMBER SALAD

Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 Cucumber
  • 1/4 Sweet Onion

Dressing

  • 2 tbsp. Vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. Non-fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 tsp. Stevia
  • 1 tsp. Chopped Dill
  • Salt to Taste
  • Pepper to Taste

Instructions

  1. Cut up cucumber into very thin slices and add to a bowl.
  2. Cut 1/4 sweet onion into thin slices as well. Add to the bowl.
  3. Add 2 tbsp. vinegar, 2 tbsp. non-fat Greek yogurt, 1 tsp. Stevia, 1 tsp. chopped dill, salt, and pepper to a measuring cup.
  4. Mix it up and pour over the salad.
  5. Stir until evenly coated, and put in the fridge so all the flavors meld together.

Don’t like Greek yogurt? Use mayo or sour cream instead.
Is it too moist? After slicing cucumbers, use a dish cloth to press the moisture out.


Here are other delicious side dishes.

Try this Mediterranean salad with zesty dressing for a colorful side.

mediterranean-salad-with-zesty-dressing-08Also, my roasted asparagus vegetable medley is a tasty side dish accented with fresh rosemary.

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