Cucumber Yogurt Salad (Tzatziki)

Cucumber yogurt tzatziki, a simple salad of peeled, sliced cucumbers, yogurt, dill, and salt and pepper. To accompany spicy dishes.

Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Elise Bauer

We eat a lot of hot and spicy dishes around here; a great way to cool the palate is with the delicious combination of yogurt and cucumber.

This easy-to-make cucumber salad, also called "tzatziki", is a refreshing accompaniment to spicy dishes such as chili beans, enchiladas, and Indian food.

Cucumber Yogurt Salad (Tzatziki) Recipe
Elise Bauer

Cucumber Yogurt Salad (Tzatziki)

Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Servings 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, quartered lengthwise, then sliced

  • Plain yogurt, about 1 cup

  • 1 teaspoon dried dill, or a couple of teaspoons of fresh dill

  • Sprinkling of salt and pepper

Method

  1. Taste the cucumbers:

    First taste the cucumbers to make sure that they are not bitter. Depending on the variety of cucumber you are using, and many other factors, you may find a cucumber that is distinctly bitter in taste.

    If this happens, soak the cucumber slices in salted water for half an hour, or longer, until the bitterness is reduced, then rinse and drain before using.

  2. Make the salad:

    To make the salad, simply gently mix together the ingredients. Salt and pepper to taste.

Links:

Swiss Chard Tzatziki

Scandinavian Cucumber Salad from Maki at I Was Just Really Very Hungry.

Wake Your Mouth Up Thai Cucumber Salad from Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen

Nana's Cucumers with Sour Cream from Alanna of A Veggie Venture

Cucumber Yogurt Salad
Elise Bauer
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
52 Calories
1g Fat
8g Carbs
4g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 52
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 3mg 1%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 4g
Vitamin C 3mg 17%
Calcium 125mg 10%
Iron 0mg 3%
Potassium 290mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. In cases where multiple ingredient alternatives are given, the first listed is calculated for nutrition. Garnishes and optional ingredients are not included.