Tuesday, January 26, 2016

#345: Cucumber Dill Salad


The other night I made pasta for dinner.  Usually I would pair my pasta with a Greek or garden salad, but I had a ridiculous number of cucumbers in the fridge (all that juicing/I love cucumbers) and remembered a quick and easy salad I use to make when I was in high school.  I might be one of the few high schoolers that, when they were in a mood for a snack, decided to whip together a cucumber dill salad.  I mean who decides to make a salad, instead of reaching for that wonderful shiny bag of chips? Ummm, I guess, me?  And, some other weirdos out there who can't get enough of their veggies.  

Anyway, I felt like a throwback salad was necessary, and boy did this one bring back some memories, but this one was a little more healthy (subbed in some yogurt in place of all that mayo) than 16 year old me would've chosen.  I guess some things do change!  


Cucumber Dill Salad

Ingredients:
6 pickling cucumbers or 3 regular cucumbers or 2 english, diced (feel free to peel also if you like)
3 tablespoons dried dill 
2 tablespoons celery seed
4 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 teaspoons ground black pepper
1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
1 tablespoon Himalayan pink salt
5 dashes of hot sauce (I prefer Tapatio or Cholula or good old Tabasco - sorry, put the Sriracha down for this one)

Directions:
  1.  Prepare the salad dressing by whisking together in a medium to large bowl the  yogurt,  mayonnaise, brown mustard, hot sauce, dill and celery seed.  
  2.  Add in the cucumber and stir gently to coat the diced cucumber.  
  3.  Add in the black pepper and salt.  Stir one final time and you're ready to eat!  





6 comments:

  1. We have an amazing Polish deli near us that does an amazing version of this. I have tried making it myself and it just doesn't compare. But it's still good :)

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    1. That's so cool you have a deli nearby that serves this. I'm sure their version must be amazing, but we gotta still try and compete with our own! ;)

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  2. Yum! Looks so refreshing, dear! xoxo

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    1. It so is! I can't stop eating it :)

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  3. Love this delicious and healthy looking salad. Cucumber + dill is sure a refreshing combo.

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    1. Thanks Anu! Cucumber + dill is just such a simple but great combo isn't it?!

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