Greek Yogurt Cucumber Summer Salad {Healthy Option #Recipe!}

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Losing weight is a constant battle. It’s not just about working out and getting exercise- it’s also a lot to do with what you’re eating. With that I’ve been trying to make smart changes and choices. Last week for the first time (I know!) I finally joined the rest of the world and gave greek yogurt a try. I’m not going to lie I expected it to be disgusting and in fact it was just the opposite. I don’t like sour cream or cottage cheese and it was nothing more then a much thicker yogurt. If you haven’t tried it you owe it to yourself to try. I now eat one every morning for breakfast as it’s often my skipped meal.

Last week I shared a picture on Instagram about a new fresh summer salad I was trying out. We were going to a potluck bbq and I was trying a new recipe. My original recipe idea came from this recipe and then I adapted it a little. You’ll see these photos come from all different times I’ve made it as I’ve definitely changed it a bit each time. In the end this way is the way I’ll make it again next time.

Healthy Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad Recipe

I only buy english cucumbers. I don’t like the seeds in the others. I still peeled, halved, and then gutted them. I just ran a spoon down them and it was easy. You can also lightly cut the inner sides with the knife to get them started.

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad

Then I cute them into slices. Don’t cut them too thin.

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In a small bowl combine 6 teaspoons of vanilla greek yogurt. I used Oikos brand as I read that they are GMO free and Chobani recently stated on their facebook that they are unable to ensure that the grain fed to the cows producing the milk is non-GMO. I haven’t found confirmation on Oikos yet but it’s owned by Stonyfield and they are completely certified organic.
(If anyone knows please let me know in a comment, thanks!)

Combine in your salt, pepper, sugar, dill and rice vinegar and stir really well.

cucumber greek yogurt salad

I like to grow my own herbs so for the dill I just went outside and cut some from one of my plants. Nothing beats fresh herbs.

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad

Combine your yogurt mix with your cucumbers and stir. Serve chilled.

Greek Yogurt Cucumber Salad

I made this the night before a picnic and it didn’t stay well and got really watery. The next time I cut down the rice vinegar and waited until right before I served it and combined and it was great and both the cucumbers and the sauce were fine being made ahead of time and stored separately.

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Here’s the full recipe. It serves about 10-15 people.

 

 

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Greek Yogurt Cucumber Summer Salad {Healthy Option #Recipe!}
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Recipe type: Salad
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Serves: 10-12
 
Ingredients
  • 3 English Cucumbers
  • 6 TBS Vanilla or Plain 0% Fat Greek Yogurt
  • 1 TBS Fresh Dill; chopped fine
  • ½ tsp Sugar
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ Black Pepper
  • ¼ Rice Vinegar
Instructions
  1. Peel, halve, de-seed, and slice cucumbers. In a separate small bowl combine greek yogurt and all remaining ingredients. Stir well. Combine with sliced cucumbers.
  2. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve. Avoid making the night before.

About Jennifer

Jennifer, the mom behind the Mom Spotted blog, is located in Western Massachusetts. She has three boys, Johnny (15), Gavin (9), & Sawyer (3). She is married to her high school sweetheart. On Mom Spotted you'll find a fun selection of recipes, family fun, product reviews, and more! You can also find her on twitter @MomSpotted and Facebook.



Comments

  1. Oh it looks soo delicious! While I can’t lose weight since I’m pregnant I’m definitely trying to keep it under control and I love everything Greek and cucumbers so this is a must try. Saving for later!

  2. Keara B. says:

    Mmmm, this sounds so yummy! And since my picky toddler actually eats cucumbers, I’m hoping this will be a good way to get her to try new flavors. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

  3. Jennifer DaMomme says:

    We host a lot of BBQ/Pool Parties during the summer. We are smoking a lamb for the next one and this sounds like the perfect side dish for it!

  4. I definitely pinned this one and maybe I’ll even make it later on. It looks delicioius & I have my first cucumber of the year from my garden. Woo Hoo Gonna have to go out & buy some dill though & besides I need some celery salt too. mmmmm I like using that instead of regular salt. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

  5. Shayna says:

    I love Cucumber Salad in The Summer 🙂 It is so tasty and refreshing !

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