This crisp and tangy cucumber salad recipe is a fabulous BBQ side dish, but I can eat it all by itself! One thing about this side dish is it is easy to assemble and always a crowd pleaser!
I imagine not many people can say they grew up with a mom who canned pickled tomatoes. No, there are only a select few of us I bet.
I’m not sure how or why she decided that pickling green tomatoes was a good idea. I mean, pickled cucumbers would have been the more obvious choice,
I wasn’t exactly crazy about those tomatoes, but I ate them because they were submerged brine. I ADORE vinegar, I could drink the stuff. This is precisely why I am so excited to share this cucumber salad recipe!
What Is A Cucumber Salad?
Cucumber salad is a popular summer side dish that is usually made with thinly sliced cucumbers and onions.
The vegetables are usually coated in a simple creamy dressing that can either consist of mayo or sour cream.
How To Prepare Cucumber Salad?
I used regular cucumbers for this recipe, but English cucumbers are fine as well.
Peel your cucumbers and thinly slice them. Place them in a large bowl along with thinly sliced white onions.
In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, fresh dill, lemon juice, and white vinegar. Toss the dressing with the cucumbers, stirring to coat.
How To Cut Cucumber For Salad?
I prefer to cut my cucumbers thinly, it makes it easier to serve and to eat. But the choice is yours of course.
Can Cucumber Salad Be Made In Advance?
This salad is actually best when it has time to sit. Early prep allows the flavor to come together.
This salad can be made up to 24 hours in advance. If you make it to far in advance, the cucumbers will begin to break down.
Why Are My Cucumbers Watery?
Cucumber salad, no matter the dressing, can easily become watery. This happens when the crisp cucumbers release their water content after it has a chance to sit.
Greek yogurt is thicker than mayo which is great for cucumbers as it minimizes the amount of liquid in this salad.
Is Cucumber Salad Low Carb?
Yes! This is great salad to serve if you are watching your carbs!
As mentioned above you can use an English cucumber if your prefer in this recipe. English cucumbers do not necessarily need to be peeled, the skin is softer.
I used white onions for this recipe, but a red onion or even shallots work for this recipe.
I love using Greek yogurt, but in a pinch, you can use sour cream although the taste will be altered.
Fresh dill will give you the best flavor, but dried will work in this recipe.
For a little added flavor you can use red wine vinegar in place of the white vinegar.
Add sliced jalapenos for a little spice!
How To Serve This Cucumber Salad
This easy cucumber salad can be paired with almost anything you serve! Try serving it next to
- 2 peeled cucumbers
- 1 small onion thinly sliced
- 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- Salt to taste
- Peel your cucumbers and thinly slice them.
- Place them in a large bowl along with thinly sliced white onions.
- In a small bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, garlic, olive oil, fresh dill, lemon juice, and white vinegar. Toss the dressing with the cucumbers, stirring to coat.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 62Total Fat 4gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 1mgSodium 153mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 2g