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Creamy Cucumber Salad – Light, delicious, and refreshing summer salad, perfect for all those awesome outdoor barbecues and picnics!
It’s the most wonderful time of the yeaaaaar! SALAD SEASON!! 😜
Hello my darling friends! How’s it going?! I *just* made my bed, splashed some water on my face, brewed that pot of coffee, and got to work.
Great thing about my work is that it’s 6 steps from the kitchen. I can hear the coffee brewing AND I can smell my bacon and eggs coming together. It’s gunna be a good day today! 😆
I did two things accidentally (on purpose) this week; I ate a bag of chocolate covered pretzels 🙈, and I made this creamy cucumber salad WITH yogurt in place of mayo to balance it all out. 👏👏👏
As long as we’re being honest, let me introduce you to my new fave; this beautiful bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil by Borges.
It’s perfect when used in salad dressings, it’s great in marinades and bread dips, as well as a good oil for roasting. It provides the perfect flavor for any dish, from veggies to meats, and to this delicious creamy dressing that you and I are going to make together;
With that said, I bring you sunshine in a dish:
This creamy cucumber salad starts with a delicious English cucumber and thinly sliced red onions. It’s very simple, clearly, but that dressing is going to bring it up a whole lot of notches.
In the dressing, we include yogurt, lots o’ dill, garlic, dijon mustard, and just a few other fixins to make it all flawless and delightful.
This salad deserves to be a summer staple. And also, here’s a secret; it all tastes waaaay better when it’s cold.
BORGES EXTRA VIRGIN OLIVE OIL is available at Ralphs, Bashas, Smith’s, King Soopers, Fry’s, and Kroger (Texas).
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Creamy Cucumber Salad
Creamy Cucumber Salad - Light, delicious, and refreshing summer salad, perfect for all those awesome outdoor barbecues and picnics!
- FOR THE SALAD
- 2 English cucumbers, sliced
- 1 red onion, thinly sliced
- FOR THE DRESSING
- 1/4 cup nonfat plain yogurt
- 1 tablespoons Borges Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- 1 small lemon, juiced
- 1/2 tablespoon dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
- 1 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
- salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste
Combine sliced cucumbers and onions in a salad bowl; set aside.
Combine yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, dill, parsley, salt and pepper in a jar fit with a lid; close the jar and shake it until everything is thoroughly combined.
Check for consistency and add more olive oil to thin it out; add more yogurt to thicken it.
Taste for seasonings and adjust accordingly.
Drizzle salad dressing over cucumbers and onions; toss to coat.