One of my favorite things about summer is a fresh cucumber salad. Bonus if the cucumbers come from a garden or farmer’s market! I love to slather a pita with homemade hummus and then stuff it with cucumber salad – it makes the best lunch! I go back and forth between a cucumber and onion salad with a sweet vinegar dressing, and this creamy version with plain yogurt, radishes and dill. I love the pop of the red radishes and the bright flavor from lemon juice and fresh dill.
Mmmm, fresh ingredients. Love those little radishes!
Do you have a favorite version of cucumber salad?
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Creamy Cucumber Salad
Yield: 4 servings
Active Prep Time: 10 minutes | Inactive Prep Time: 45 minutes
2 medium cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
2 teaspoons salt
2/3 cup plain non-fat yogurt
1 teaspoon lemon juice
6 radishes, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon chopped dill
1. Toss together the sliced cucumbers and salt in a colander. Let stand to drain for 45 minutes. Press the excess water out of the cucumbers and pat dry. Place in a bowl.
2. Add the yogurt and lemon juice and toss well. Stir in the sliced radishes and chopped dill. Serve chilled.
(Recipe adapted from Joy of Cooking)