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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)

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