The Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad

This post is sponsored by Hebrew National.

Light, refreshing and crisp, the Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad is a lightened rendition of a family favorite.  Fresh cucumbers are tossed with a tangy dressing made with Greek yogurt and combined with peppery red onions.  Simple and satisfying.

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I never thought I was a picky eater as a child…but raising a picky eater has made me look back to my childhood and analyze the foods I loved while growing up.  The list was short….surprisingly short and I don’t know how/when I turned a corner into full blown “have to eat all the things” foodie.  But it happened…I went from only eating corn, hot dogs (not made on the grill, only boiled), fried chicken (not homemade in any way, had to come from a store) and cucumber salad…to eating anything that happened to be in front of me.

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Now, because I eat anything in sight, sometimes I forget to make the classics.  Like my favorite cucumber salad even though it’s super simple to make and goes with absolutely any cookout food on the planet.  I love it; it’s as refreshing as a glass of water on a hot summer day.  The crisp cucumbers are tossed in a creamy dressing and then chilled until you’re ready to serve.  It’s simply summer in a bowl and I’ve lightened it up just a tad from the recipe I grew up with….because it’s still summer and I’m still hanging out in a swimsuit most of the time.  Even though it’s lightened, it’s still rich, creamy and full of tangy flavor.

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The Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad take minutes to make and is perfect served with Hebrew National All-Beef Franks.  It’s the classic summer cookout dish and is wonderful for an impromptu get together.  I can literally have dinner on the table in less than 15 minutes for drop in guests since I always have the ingredients at my fingertips.  And I ALWAYS have Hebrew National All-Beef Franks in my fridge (in case you haven’t noticed already.)  They’re my favorite brand of hot dog because of their amazing, juicy flavor and snap when you bite into them.

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For the perfect cookout, serve your Hebrew National All-Beef Franks (topped with my Homemade Ketchup, of course) with your Creamy Cucumber Salad, my amazing Baked Beans and a little of The Very Best Macaroni Salad.  It’s what our childhood memories are made of, don’t you agree?

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The Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad

Course: sides
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 65 kcal

serve up this refreshing and creamy cucumber salad!

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Ingredients

  • 2 English Cucumbers sliced
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/2 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • kosher salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, toss the cucumbers with the red onion. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, yogurt, and vinegar until combined. Season with kosher salt and pepper to taste. Pour the dressing over the cucumber mixture and toss gently. Stir in the parsley and chill in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Nutrition Facts
The Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 65 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 2mg 1%
Sodium 41mg 2%
Potassium 217mg 6%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 10.5%
Vitamin C 12.7%
Calcium 4.4%
Iron 3.3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

What makes a Hebrew National kosher hot dog premium? It’s all about what makes the cut (And what doesn’t). We’re choosy about what goes into our franks – we use only premium cuts of 100% kosher beef from the front half of the cow and then choose the best from that. No artificial flavors, colors, fillers or by-products. When your hot dog is Kosher, that’s a hot dog you can trust! For more summer fun with Hebrew National, visit facebook.com/hebrewnational. 

11 comments on “The Very Best Creamy Cucumber Salad”

  1. Ooh I love how creamy and refreshing this looks!

  2. Looks refreshing think I’ll have to do that. Been looking for something different for a while.

  3. This is going to be my new cool salad

  4. I’m not a fan of cucumbers, but my mother loves them. She loved this salad and so did my daughter. Definitely something I will make for our cookouts again!!

  5. I’m sorry but you can’t make a good cucumber salad with yogurt. I make mine with mayo, a splash of vinegar, and a splash of milk. This is a great salad.

    • I have to disagree, Michael….while my original recipe doesn’t include yogurt (or MILK!), this lighter version replaces the full fat sour cream with lower fat greek yogurt and I get the same flavor as I do with the higher calorie salad. Try it sometime, I’m sure you’ll love it.

  6. Oh my gosh this looks so delicious. I can’t wait to try it!!

  7. Sounds yummy !!

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