Easy Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing

This simple recipe is all about making a tasty salad with cucumbers, onions, and walnuts, mixed with a homemade yogurt dressing. It’s really easy to put together and perfect for when you want something light and refreshing. The dressing has garlic, olive oil, lemon, and dill, which makes the salad flavorful and a little creamy. Whether you’re looking for a quick snack or a side dish for your meal, this salad is a great choice.


For the Salad:
  • Cucumbers: 2, medium-sized, thinly sliced
  • Onion: 1, medium-sized, finely sliced
  • Walnuts: A generous handful, roughly chopped
For the Creamy Dill Dressing:
  • Greek Yogurt: 2 tablespoons
  • Garlic: 2 cloves, minced
  • Olive Oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Fresh Dill: 1 tablespoon, finely chopped
  • Lemon: Juice of 1 large lemon
  • Kosher Salt: To taste
  • Freshly Ground Black Pepper: To taste
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  1. Prepare the Salad Base:
    • Begin by thinly slicing the cucumbers and onion. For a more visually appealing salad, you can use a mandoline slicer to achieve uniform thin slices.
    • In a large mixing bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers and onions. Add the roughly chopped walnuts to the mix for a crunchy texture.
  2. Whisk Together the Creamy Dill Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, combine 2 tablespoons of Greek yogurt and 2 tablespoons of olive oil. Stir until the mixture is smooth and well-blended.
    • Mince 2 cloves of garlic and finely chop enough dill to make 1 tablespoon. Add these to the yogurt mixture.
    • Squeeze the juice of one large lemon into the dressing, ensuring no seeds fall in. The lemon juice will add a fresh, zesty flavor that complements the creamy yogurt.
    • Season the dressing with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Whisk all the ingredients together until the dressing is smooth and creamy.
  3. Combine and Serve:
    • Pour the creamy dill dressing over the cucumber, onion, and walnut mixture. Toss gently until all the ingredients are evenly coated with the dressing.
    • Taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. The salad can be served immediately or chilled in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld together.

This Refreshing Cucumber and Walnut Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing offers a delightful blend of textures and flavors, making it a perfect side dish for any meal or a light, nutritious option for a quick lunch. The creamy dressing, combined with the crunch of fresh vegetables and walnuts, creates a satisfying and delicious salad that’s sure to impress.

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