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Cucumber salad dressing is a simple, healthy alternative to store-bought dressings. If you’re looking for a new way to flavor your salads, this recipe will do the trick.
Making homemade dressings can help you eliminate a ton of artificial ingredients in your family’s diet. So finding recipes that you like is key. This cucumber salad dressing is a hit with my family and my daycare kids. They also love my ranch dressing that’s better than store-bought as well as this gorgeous citrus-balsamic dressing.
I used to try to make homemade salad dressing and they never tasted good, but finally, I figured out how to make them where everyone loves them. So I’m working on developing as many as I can.
This cucumber salad dressing recipe includes just a few ingredients that can be found in most kitchens: sour cream or greek yogurt, apple cider vinegar, some green onions, and fresh dill.
Cucumber dressing or dip
Cucumbers are also an ingredient in the recipe – they provide flavor and texture while adding essential nutrients like vitamin A and potassium.
The combo of these ingredients results in a delicious, light dressing perfect for any type of green leafy vegetable! This cucumber salad dressing is also great on sandwiches or burgers too!
Cucumber Salad Dressing Recipe
- 1 c chopped cucumber
- 3/4 c sour cream or plain greek yogurt
- 2 T freshly squeezed lemon juice
- 2 T apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp dried dill
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 2 T raw honey
- salt and pepper to taste
- Sprinkle cucumber with salt and set aside for 30 minutes in a strainer.
- Lightly squeeze water from cucumber and place it in a bowl.
- Mix remaining ingredients with cucumber and let set for at least an hour in the fridge for the flavors to meld together.
Tzatziki salad dressing
Tzatziki is made simply with yogurt, drained cucumber, olive oil, fresh mint, garlic, lemon juice, and salt. It’s a refreshing chilled sauce, dip, or spread.
Tzatziki is often served with grilled meats and gyros, but I can’t think of a grilled or roasted vegetable it wouldn’t taste great on.
Fortunately, tzatziki is super easy to make as long as you drain the cucumbers before using so they won’t water down your sauce. Salting the grated cucumber and letting the excess moisture drip out takes a while.
Grate up 2 cups of cucumber and mix with 1/2 tsp of sea salt. Let sit for about 30 minutes. Grab the cucumber with your hands and squeeze out as much moisture as possible. Then mix with 1 1/2 cups plain greek yogurt, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh mint, the juice of one lemon, one clove of minced garlic and another 1/2 teaspoon of salt.