Cucumber Dill Greek Yogurt Salad

July 12, 2016

Summer Side Dish Alert!

I really enjoy tasty side salads – and not always ones that have lettuce! Pasta salad was a go-to for me! I try to eat less pasta these days as I am getting older and it seems that those types of carbs end up showing up in places I prefer they do not, especially in the summer swimsuit season!   Here is a side salad that is easy to make and super refreshing!

Instead of giving in to mayo based side salads, try switching the dressing to a 0% or 2% plain greek yogurt to lighten things up! This cucumber salad is crunchy and light for sure!

cucumber dill summer salad


  • 4 large cucumbers (about 2 pounds)
  • 4 tablespoon plain greek yogurt (I used 2% Fage)
  • 1 tablespoon dill
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar (you can sub red or white wine vinegar)
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder


  1. Cut the ends off the cucumbers and peel them.
  2. Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and use a spoon to scoop out the seeds.
  3. Slice the cucumbers into crescent moon shapes, about 1/4 inch.
  4. In a medium bowl combine the yogurt, dill, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  5. Add the sliced cucumber to bowl and toss with yogurt/dill mixture until combined well.
  6. Additional salt and pepper to taste, if needed.
  7. Refrigerate covered until ready to serve.

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