Dilled Cucumbers with Yogurt Dressing

Dilled Cucumbers with Yogurt Dressing

By Brian Higginson, RD, CD
Clinical Nutrition Specialist

What do you do with all those cucumbers in your garden? Here’s a refreshing salad that goes well with cold and hot dishes alike. One 8-inch cucumber has 12% of the daily minimum recommended amount of fiber. Serves 4.

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers, unpeeled, sliced thin
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt, optional

Yogurt dressing

  • 1 cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 4 green onions, light green parts only, finely chopped

Directions

  1. Place cucumber slices in a bowl and add pepper, vinegar, and sugar. Gently stir to coat cucumbers and marinate for 15 minutes while you prepare the dressing.
  2. For dressing, stir together the yogurt, dill, and green onions.
  3. Drain cucumbers, then add to dressing and stir to blend. Garnish with dill.

Per serving: 86 calories, 5 gm protein, 15 gm carbohydrate, 0 gm fat, 4 gm cholesterol, 1 gm fiber, 340 mg sodium (50 mg sodium without salt)

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