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Tzatziki Cucumber Salad

If you’ve ever tried the refreshing yogurt and cucumber sauce known as tzatziki, you understand how lowkey epic it is. Well this Tzatziki Cucumber Salad is proof that seemingly simple ingredients can be combined into refreshingly creamy and tangy deliciousness.

Well this Tzatziki Cucumber Salad is proof that seemingly simple ingredients can be combined into refreshingly creamy and tangy deliciousness.

We all remember the first recipes we knew how to cook, right? For me, it was chocolate chip cookies and tzatziki. Well like, not together but…you know what I mean. And while everyone understands the perfection that is a good chocolate chip cookies, I’m not sure everyone really gets tzatziki. And in case you fall into the camp of people not yet sold on tzatziki, this is for you: you have to try it.

Rich and creamy Greek yogurt combine with refreshing cucumber and zingy lemon + garlic. We eat it with veggies, slather it on pita, drizzle it on Roasted Chickpea Gyros. It. Is. Perfection. And in the name of giving tzatziki all the attention it deserves, today we’re making a “deconstructed tzatziki” of sorts in the form of this Tzatziki Cucumber Salad!

There are two main components to this Tzatziki Cucumber Salad: the cucumber, and the yogurt. Thinly slice the cucumber (using a mandolin slicer to make it even easier). Combine everything else to form a yogurt-garlic sauce. Then just throw it all together and serve!

Well this Tzatziki Cucumber Salad is proof that seemingly simple ingredients can be combined into refreshingly creamy and tangy deliciousness.Well this Tzatziki Cucumber Salad is proof that seemingly simple ingredients can be combined into refreshingly creamy and tangy deliciousness.

Tzatziki Cucumber Salad

This Tzatziki Cucumber Salad is proof that seemingly simple ingredients can be combined into refreshingly creamy and tangy deliciousness!
Course Appetizers, Salads, Side Dishes
Diet Gluten-Free, Low Carb
Occasion 4th of July, Game Day
Time 15 minutes or less, 30 minutes or less, 45 minutes or less
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 49 kcal
Author Live Eat Learn

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt 240 g
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp lemon juice 15 mL
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
  • 1 cucumber thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced red onion 1/4 of a medium onion

Instructions

  1. Yogurt Dressing: In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, dill, lemon, garlic, salt, and pepper.

  2. Cucumber Salad: Pat dry cucumber slices with paper towels. Gently stir to combine yogurt dressing with cucumber and red onion.

Nutrition Facts
Tzatziki Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 49 Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1.5g 8%
Cholesterol 8mg 3%
Sodium 125mg 5%
Potassium 180mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 5.3g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0.4g 2%
Sugars 3.6g
Protein 2g 4%
Calcium 6%
Iron 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

This recipe first appeared over on Amanda’s Cookin’, where I’m a contributor. Thanks so much for dropping by and for making easy vegetarian recipe likes this Tzatziki Cucumber Salad possible!

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