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