Tangy Greek cucumber salad with marinated red onions, tossed in a tzatziki inspired Greek yogurt dressing. It’s fresh, creamy, and has a good punch of flavor, and makes a perfect side for all of your summer get togethers.
Step 1: Marinate the Onions – in a small bowl combine the sliced red onions with olive oil, red wine vinegar, and oregano. Let the onions sit at room temperature while you prepare the dressing and the rest of the salad.Step 2: Prepare the Dressing, combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, and dill. Season the mixture with salt and pepper, to taste.Step 3: Toss with Cucumbers in a large salad bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers with marinated onions and dressing. Mix to combine. Taste for salt before serving. Enjoy immediately or refrigerate for up to 30 minutes.
Leftovers: If you like the crisp taste of cucumbers, I recommend serving this salad immediately or within a half-hour of prep. Otherwise, the cucumbers will begin to soften as they release some of their water. You can store the leftover salad in the refrigerator for up 1 day. The cucumbers just wont be as crisp.
How to Keep Cucumber Salad Crisp
One way to guarantee that your cucumber salad is crisp and fresh every single time is to buy the freshest cucumbers. Look for firm cucumbers, without blemishes or soft spots. They should be dark green without any yellow spots.
Another way to guarantee a crisp cucumber salad is to toss the salad with the dressing just before serving. Otherwise, if you prepare the salad way in advance the cucumbers will release water and begin to soften.
Lastly, a technique I have yet to try but apparently if you salt the sliced cucumbers beforehand, they release some of their water and stay crisp even after you add the dressing.
|Serving Size: 1 Recipe (591g)|
|Recipe Makes: 1 Recipe|
|Calories from Fat: 4 (3%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 0.4g||1 %|
|Saturated Fat 0.1g||0 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 0.2g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 0.1g|
|Cholesterol 0mg||0 %|
|Sodium 27mg||1 %|
|Potassium 515.6mg||14 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 10g||3 %|
|Dietary Fiber 0.7g||3 %|
|Sugars, other 9.4g|
|Protein 0.8g||1 %|
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Calories per serving: 124
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