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Creamy Cucumber Tzatziki Salad: Try the Recipe

Creamy Cucumber Tzatziki Salad: Try the Recipe

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This Greek-inspired cucumber salad gets a rich creaminess from Greek yogurt and a hint of nuanced flavor from ingredients like lemon zest and dill.

“This cucumber tzatziki salad is a bit of a mix of Greek tzatziki sauce and the traditional creamy cucumber salad I grew up at summer family picnics,” says Cara Lanz of Midwesternhomelife.com.

Lanz calls this dish a “cool sidekick to spicy grilled meats.” She also suggests stuffing it into gyros or tacos.

THIS SIMPLE CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE IS A BRILLIANT TECHNIQUE

Try the recipe below.

Try this creamy cucumber tzatziki salad at home this summer.
(Midwesternhomelife.com)

Creamy Cucumber Tzatziki Salad

Servings: 4

Preparation time: 40 minutes

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The Creamy Cucumber Tzatziki Salad recipe from midwesternhomelife.com calls for 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced.  This stock image shows a person chopping a cucumber.

The Creamy Cucumber Tzatziki Salad recipe from midwesternhomelife.com calls for 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced. This stock image shows a person chopping a cucumber.
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Ingredients:

1 English cucumber, thinly sliced

1 teaspoon salt

1 cup plain Greek yogurt

1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1 teaspoon lemon zest

1 tablespoon fresh dill

1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped

1 clove garlic, finely chopped

¼ cup shallot, sliced

Salt and pepper to taste

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Instructions:

1, Thinly slice cucumbers with a sharp knife or mandolin. I use the 1/16″ setting on my mandolin. Place the sliced ​​cucumbers in a colander and toss them with about a teaspoon of salt.

2. Place the colander over a bowl or in the sink and let the cucumbers stand for 30-60 minutes. Rinse them with cold water and let them drain. Pat them dry with kitchen paper.

3. In a large bowl, combine Greek yogurt, olive oil, lemon juice and lemon zest, dill, mint, garlic, black pepper, and salt, if needed. It may already be salty enough from draining.

4. Add the sliced ​​shallot and cucumber slices to the dressing and toss gently until coated.

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