Cucumber Tzatziki Salad
Cucumber Tzatziki Salad is cucumber noodles tossed in a creamy Greek tzatziki dressing. It’s fresh and light, and a great way to enjoy cucumbers!
I’m going Greek on you again, and I’m thinking that you probably won’t mind at all. Especially because this Cucumber Tzatziki Salad will have you feeling cool as cucumber this summer (pun obviously intended). 😉
It’s funny that I’m pretty head over heels about cucumbers considering that I was never a fan of them growing up. They’re pretty tasteless, so I’m not really sure what my problem was.
I’m glad I came around, because you can’t be part Greek and not like cucumbers, can you? Tzatziki is solely responsible for helping me come around years back, and it’s something I make often because it’s creamy freshness compliments a multitude of dishes, including my chicken souvlaki.
I spiralized some cucumber for a Thai salad last year and loved it, so it’s about time I did it again for you. I got the idea for this salad when I was eating tzatziki one day. I thought I could make a meal out of it (which I did that day).
This tzatziki salad is definitely more of an acceptable meal, and would be absolutely delicious on its own with pita bread, or bulked up with chickpeas or a sprinkling of feta. I actually ate this with grilled salmon and it was delicious.
I’ve mentioned this Cucumber Tzatziki Salad is fresh, and is it ever. It has a lemony citrus pop along with plenty of fresh dill in the Greek yogurt dressing. The cucumber gives it that crispness that it needs, and I added some cherry tomatoes for a little color-flavor punch.
It’s everything you want in a summer side because it’s refreshing and light, and perfect for using up those summer cucumbers. 🙂
More cucumber recipes you’ll love:
Cucumber mojito by Cookie + Kate
For the dressing:
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt (I used 2%)
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
- 1 clove garlic
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- salt and pepper, to taste
For the salad:
- 2 medium cucumbers, spiralized (about 2 heaping cups)
- 1 cup cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
Prepare the dressing:
- Whisk together the Greek yogurt, dill, garlic, lemon juice, salt and pepper until combined. Set aside.
Prepare the salad:
- Place the cucumbers and cherry tomatoes in a large bowl. Toss in the Greek yogurt dressing until well coated -- you may not need all of the dressing.
- Serve and enjoy!
- The dressing may be made in advance and stored in an airtight container in the fridge.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 183Total Fat: 1gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 3mgSodium: 246mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 3gSugar: 30gProtein: 8g
Nutrition information is mean to be an estimate only. The numbers will vary based on the quantity consumed, brands used and substitutions that are made.