Recipe: Summer Cucumber Salad

I love summer!  I love all the wonderful cookouts and picnics that take place throughout the season.  I also love the abundance of fresh fruits & veggies that are available.  So, what better thing to do than combine the two into one?!

This salad is one of my own concoctions and I love taking it to cookouts, potlucks, etc.  If you are lucky enough to have a vegetable garden, it’s even better when made with veggies fresh from the garden!  Since I don’t have a garden, I buy the English cucumbers when I make this salad since they are seedless.

Summer Cucumber Salad

Summer Cucumber Salad

Ingredients

  • 2 medium English cucumbers, peeled & diced
  • 2 medium tomatoes, diced (I actually used some grape tomatoes in this batch.)
  • 2 medium stalks celery, diced
  • 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s lowfat tzatziki (or any brand that is 30 calories/2 tbsp)
  • Salt & Pepper (to taste)
  • Dried dill (to taste)

Instructions

  1. Mix cucumber, tomato, and celery together. Add tzatziki, salt, and pepper and stir well. Sprinkle with dried (or fresh) dill to taste. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes prior to serving. If desired, you could also add about 1/4 diced red onion to this recipe.

Number of servings (yield): 4

Calories: 51
Total Fat: 2.7g (saturated fat: 1g)
Carbohydrates: 5.7g
Fiber: 1.3g
Sugars: 2.6g
Protein: 1.7g

Weight Watchers PointsPlus® value: 1

Nutrition information calculated using the Recipe Builder at caloriecount.com.

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  • http://twitter.com/APilgrimSoul Jessie B

    Thanks for posting this! I make the same salad, but use oil & vinegar as a dressing.  I’ll have to try this creamier version.

  • http://www.facebook.com/momwithahook Sara Duggan

    Looks yummy – Thinking it will taste just as good without the dressing – maybe some lemon?

  • sindyf

    What is tzatziki?

  • Lindsey Ramsdell

    I am throwing an avocado in mine :)

  • Diann

    what is tzatziki? I never heard of that.

  • Jenatello

    My mom use to make this all the time growing up. But instead of tzatziki, she just used sour cream and added in avocado when we had them. To this day, this is still one of my favorite salads!

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