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Creamy Cucumber Salad AKA Deconstructed Tzatziki Salad

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Ingredients for creamy cucumber salad

Prep

10 minutes

Yield

4 servings

Easy and creamy. This creamy cucumber salad is like deconstructed tzatziki. It's healthy, fresh, and can be made in 10-minutes.

If you know me, then you know I love tzatziki. I grew up eating it and I love to make this creamy cucumber dip myself to have on hand for dips, sandwiches, etc. This creamy cucumber salad has taken tzatziki and deconstructed it to make it a delicious, creamy cucumber salad instead. I think you’ll really love this for your next BBQ or potluck.

Creamy cucumber salad on a plate

Why you’ll love this creamy cucumber salad:

  • Quick: Legit make this in 10 minutes flat
  • Delicious: Cucumber, fresh herbs, yogurt, the best combination
  • Versatile: Add other veggies to this salad and swap out the fresh basil or dill with whatever you have on hand
Ingredients for creamy cucumber salad

Ingredients:

Cucumber: Cucumber is high in nutrients but low in calories. It contains antioxidants, is hydrating, and is so easy to add to your diet through salads, juices, or even just enjoy on its own.

Greek Yogurt: Greek yogurt is such a good source of nutrients and protein. It’s great for gut health, and really easy to add to recipes. I use Greek yogurt often as a healthier swap for mayonnaise.

Mixing up creamy cucumber salad in a bowl

How to make creamy cucumber salad:

  1. In a large bowl, combine the red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  2. Mix to combine and set aside.
  3. Cut off the ends of the mini cucumbers.
  4. Using the backside of a large chef knife, crush the cucumbers.
  5. Add the smashed mini cucumbers to the large bowl along with the Greek yogurt.
  6. Mix thoroughly until combined and enjoy!
Creamy cucumebr salad on a plate

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Serving: This salad is AWESOME for family dinners, potlucks, or simply as your lunch! Enjoy it with your homemade spanakopita.

Storage: Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days.

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Creamy cucumber salad on a plate

Creamy Cucumber Salad

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Easy and creamy. This creamy cucumber salad is like deconstructed tzatziki. It's healthy, fresh, and can be made in 10-minutes.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Mediterranean
Cuisine Gluten-Free, Mediterranean-Inspired, Vegetarian
Servings 4 servings
Calories 106 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cups mini cucumbers OR 1 long English cucumber
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • ½ fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh basil chopped
  • 1 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. black pepper

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, combine the red onion, olive oil, lemon juice, dill, basil, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and black pepper.
  • Mix to combine and set aside.
  • Cut off the ends of the mini cucumbers.
  • Using the back side of a large chef knife, crush the cucumbers.
  • Add the smashed mini cucumbers to the large bowl along with the Greek yogurt.
  • Mix thoroughly until combined and enjoy!!

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Notes

This salad is AWESOME for family dinners, potlucks, or simply as your lunch! Enjoy it with your homemade spanakopita! *SEE RECIPE
Salad can be kept in the fridge in an airtight container for 4 – 6 days.

Nutrition

Serving: 4 | Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 14.1g | Protein: 4.8g | Fat: 5.3g | Saturated Fat: 1.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 3.1mg | Sodium: 1191.1mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3.8g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Fey S.

I get my kids to help me smash the cucumbers! (with a wooden spoon of course lol) They love this one- and im so happy to give them healthy greens!

Maria Koutsogiannis

cutest!! 🙂

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