FoodCucumber salad gets a summer twist with mint and Greek yogurt

Cucumber salad gets a summer twist with mint and Greek yogurt

This unusual version of cucumber salad will definitely delight you.
This unusual version of cucumber salad will definitely delight you.
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11:18 AM EDT, June 4, 2024

Next time you prepare cucumber salad, do it according to this recipe. Perhaps — just like us — you'll discover that this version of the famous salad suits you best. Especially in summer, when a bit of refreshment is needed. This will be taken care of by an unusual addition to the cucumbers.

Cucumber salad usually takes a simple form and looks almost the same in every home. It rarely differs by more than the spices (some make it sweeter, others saltier) and the possible presence—or absence—of white or red onions.

Today, however, we want to step into these sacred grounds with a considerable revolution. It's about the cucumber salad ingredients, in which we'll mix things up. How? With the help of two ingredients that will make the salad lighter, perfectly fitting into the features of a good, refreshing summer menu.

The first of these products is mint. We have to admit, it's not our invention, as combining cucumbers with mint is a common (or fairly common) practice in Turkey. The second addition to the cucumber salad is Greek yogurt, which will replace the more commonly used sour cream. The effect? Freshness, for one, and the impact on the body. Our salad has just gained new health benefits, so it's worth it!

Cucumber salad reimagined


  • 2 green cucumbers
  • 3 oz Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons 12% sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • A bunch of dill
  • A few mint leaves
  • Sugar, pepper, and salt


  • Peel the cucumbers and slice them. You can do this with a knife or a mandoline slicer.
  • Place the vegetables in a bowl. Add Greek yogurt, sour cream, and a bit of lemon juice. Add chopped dill and torn mint leaves.
  • Season everything to your liking — with sugar, pepper, and salt. Mix thoroughly, and it's ready. Before eating, chill it in the fridge for a bit, as cucumber salad (especially in summer) tastes best cold. Enjoy!
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