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Cucumber Tomato Salad with Yogurt Dressing

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If you have an abundance of summer vegetables you need to try this easy Cucumber Tomato Salad with Yogurt Dressing. Crisp tomatoes and cucumbers are mixed with red onion, parsley, mint and tossed in a dill yogurt dressing. You will love this healthy Mediterranean salad. 

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing in teal bowl

CUCUMBER TOMATO SALAD WITH YOGURT DRESSING

Since it is the end of summer I have been sharing salads using garden and farmers market vegetables. Last week I shared this Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Capers and of course some reader favorite this time of year are my Easy Lebanese Salad and this Persian Tomato Cucumber Salad

Today’s Cucumber Tomato Salad with Yogurt Dressing is a salad I grew up eating. We often had this salad alongside Kibbeh, Lebanese Meat Pies, Hummus and Lebanese Green Beans. That was one of my favorite Lebanese meals that we ate. 

This salad uses plain yogurt as the dressing mixed with lemon juice, olive oil and fresh herbs. You can also use Greek yogurt if you like a tangy dressing. By using Greek yogurt you will also be adding extra protein, which is nice! 

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing Ingredients

WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN THE YOGURT SALAD DRESSING?

Yogurt dressings are among my favorite to make for many reasons. I love that they are creamy without all of the extra added ingredients, they are healthy and can be paired with spices and herbs. Here are the ingredients I used in today’s dressing:

YOGURT: I like to use plain yogurt in my dressings but you can also use a Greek yogurt to make a creamier dressing with more protein. 

OLIVE OIL: Extra virgin olive oil is added to this dressing. You can skip it or use regular olive oil. 

LEMON JUICE: Lemon juice adds a sweetness to the dressing. You can use more or less for the ideal flavor that you like. 

SPICES: I add fresh mint, dill and parsley to this salad. You can use dried if that is what you have on hand. I also like to spice it up with other spices like sumac or za’atar. 

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing ingredients

WHAT SHOULD I PAIR WITH THIS TOMATO CUCUMBER SALAD?

CHICKEN: This salad is a nice pairing for chicken like these Shish Tawook chicken thighs, this Mediterranean Chicken or this Chicken Shawarma

BEEF: Beef is a nice protein to serve with summer salads. We love these Grilled Beef Kafta Kebabs, Beef Kafta Meatballs or with these Slow Cooker Mediterranean Beef Meatballs

SEAFOOD: Seafood is something we eat a lot in our house. We especially love this Baked Lemon Cod and this Garlic Butter Baked Salmon

VEGETARIAN MEALS: If you are looking for vegetarian meal options I like making these Lebanese Spinach Pies or this Moroccan Carrot Red Lentil Soup

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing with parsley

 

Looking for more refreshing salads? try the Tomato Cucumber Feta Quinoa Salad

Tomato Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dressing in teal bowl

Cucumber Tomato Salad with Yogurt Dressing

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • 1 large english cucumber, thinly sliced, diced
  • 4 medium tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh parsley, chopped
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup of low-fat yogurt {or yogurt of your choice}
  • 1/2 of a lemon, juiced
  • 1 Tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 black pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 garlic clove

Instructions

    1. In a large bowl toss together the cucumber, tomato, red onion, mint and parsley.
    2. In a mason jar combine the yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, salt, pepper, dill and garlic and whisk or shake well.
    3. Pour the yogurt dressing over the salad and toss to combine.
    4. Serve or refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 3 days

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Lauren

Friday 10th of May 2013

I love this. This salad consist of vegetables that is what we called "cleansing food" I hope to have a plate on that for dinner.

Julia

Monday 13th of May 2013

I hope you like it!

Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen

Thursday 24th of January 2013

This looks so healthy and refreshing! I do love Middle Eastern Food! Thanks for sharing!

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Thursday 24th of January 2013

It is really light and tastes great. I hope you get a chance to try it. Thanks for hosting.

Jessica

Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

This looks wonderful and refreshing!

A Cedar Spoon

Tuesday 22nd of January 2013

Thanks! :) It is..you would like it! Let me know if you try it out!

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