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Greek Cucumber Salad

A salad to indulge in, with a sweet twist on a classic Greek dressing.

Greek Cucumber Salad

 Greek Cucumber Salad

Greek cooks have so perfected their sauces and dressings, you can dunk anything, and it’s going to taste amazing. For our take on a Greek Cucumber Salad, we elevate the dressing and make it the star.

The salad dressing is very close to Tzatziki sauce used in Greek cuisine, which is a very common condiment. The difference is I like just a hint a sweetness to make the other savory flavors pop, by adding a touch of either honey or agave.  The right amount makes it unique and adds so much to the salad.

Greek Cucumber Salad Bowl

This is a perfect summer salad that goes well with a nice chilled glass of Pinot Grigio. The grape tomatoes, diced cucumbers, and romaine leaves make this one of the simplest summer salads ever. A fresh squeeze of lemon is the ideal finishing touch.

If you’d like to make your Greek Cucumber Salad more of a meal than a side dish, you can add grilled chicken or shrimp. I suggest serving it on the side, though and not on top of the salad. The heat of the protein will just wilt the beautiful crisp romaine leaf and muddle the yogurt sauce.

Greek Cucumber Salad with Lemon


Falls in love with grilled lamb or fresh fish

Stir memories of whitewashed walkways on the Isle of Ios

In the spice chest, you’ll find dill and garlic

Suggestions and Alternatives:

  • You can add your diced cucumbers to the yogurt sauce ahead of time. Any leftover cucumbers can keep in the yogurt sauce overnight.
  • Be sure to keep your romaine lettuce washed with cold water and refrigerated.
  • Grape tomatoes can substitute for Roma or even vine ripe tomatoes.
  • You can use croutons but be sure you make them fresh the same day.
  • For another Mediterranean salad, try our Panzanella Salad.

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Greek Cucumber Salad

Greek Cucumber Salad

Greek Cucumber Salad

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Greek
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 199 kcal

Fresh Greek Cucumber Salad with tomatoes and an updated Greek yogurt dressing.

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Ingredients

Greek Cucumber Salad

  • 2 heads romaine chopped
  • 2 english cucumbers diced
  • 2 tbs. dill dried
  • 2 tbs. honey quality
  • 2 tbs. olive oil quality
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt quality
  • 1/2 tbs. Kosher salt
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • 1 teaspoon garlic minced
  • 1 tbs. red onion minced
  • 1 lemon juiced

Instructions

Instructions Greek Cucumber Salad

  1. In a medium size, bowl add Greek yogurt, Kosher salt, honey, dill, minced red onion, juice of 1 lemon and garlic.

  2. Whisk until all are incorporated. Refrigerate until ready to plate.

  3. Trim the ends off an English cucumber and peel four strips lengthwise. Cut in half, then half again to get even 1/2 inch cubes.

  4. Add diced cucumbers to yogurt dressing and gently fold until all cucumbers are completely covered in dressing. Refrigerate.

  5. Take two heads romaine lettuce, remove top 4 layers. Wash well with cold water and pat dry.
  6. Using only the bottom half of the romaine 1 inch from the base or "the heart" of the romaine, cut 3-inch length sections.Try and keep them together as pictured.

  7. Wash then slice your grape tomatoes in half and either reserve on the side or toss it all up together. Do not season with salt.

  8. You can plate each salad individually as pictured, or you can toss it all together and serve it family style.

  9. Be sure to drizzle just enough olive oil over the finished plate and garnish with a lemon wedge.

Nutrition Facts
Greek Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 199 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 8g 12%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 1mg 0%
Sodium 320mg 13%
Potassium 160mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 8g 32%
Sugars 3g
Protein 8g 16%
Vitamin A 561.1%
Vitamin C 32.9%
Calcium 16.2%
Iron 20.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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