Fat-Burning Cucumber Salad with Garlic Toast Recipe

This cucumber salad, packed with fresh vegetables and dressed with a yogurt-mustard vinaigrette, is not only delicious but also a healthier choice that may assist in weight management. Accompanied by homemade garlic toast, it makes for a refreshing meal. Here’s how to prepare this salad and toast:

Ingredients for the Salad:

  • 1/2 red cabbage (300g), thinly sliced
  • 1 yellow chili, thinly sliced
  • 1 onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green cabbage (300g), thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, diced
  • 1 cucumber, sliced
  • 1 green apple, diced
  • 1 carrot, grated
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 4 tablespoons Greek yogurt (120g)
  • 1 tablespoon mustard
  • 2 cloves of garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced (for dressing)
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper (for dressing)
  • Fresh parsley and dill, chopped

Ingredients for Garlic Toast:

  • Bread slices
  • Olive oil
  • 1 clove of garlic, minced


For the Salad:
  1. Prepare the Vegetables:
    • Thinly slice the red and green cabbage, yellow chili, and onion. Dice the tomato and green apple, slice the cucumber, and grate the carrot.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, mustard, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Whisk together until smooth and well-blended.
  3. Combine and Dress:
    • In a large salad bowl, toss all the prepared vegetables and apple together. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss again to ensure all the ingredients are evenly coated.
  4. Garnish:
    • Sprinkle chopped fresh parsley and dill over the top of the salad for added flavor and visual appeal.
For the Garlic Toast:
  1. Prepare the Toast:
    • Brush bread slices lightly with olive oil on both sides. Sprinkle minced garlic over the bread for a garlicky flavor.
  2. Toast:
    • You can either grill the bread in a pan over medium heat or bake it in an oven preheated to 350°F (175°C) for about 5-10 minutes or until crisp and golden.


  • Serve the cucumber salad chilled or at room temperature with a side of warm garlic toast. This combination makes for a satisfying and nutritious meal.


  • Customization: Feel free to add other vegetables or herbs according to your preference.
  • Additional Toppings: Adding seeds like flaxseeds or chia seeds can provide extra nutrients and a bit of crunch.
  • Storing: This salad is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store it in the refrigerator for a day. Keep the dressing separate if you plan to store the salad to maintain freshness.


This cucumber salad is not just about great taste but also about making healthy eating enjoyable and satisfying. Paired with simple garlic toast, it offers a balance of flavors and textures that can help keep your diet on track while still indulging in delicious food. Enjoy your meal and the potential health benefits!