Cucumber Yogurt and Dill salad

There are so many versions of cucumber and herbs in cuisines ranging from Indian, Egyptian to Greek. My version takes all these influences and create a soothing and filling summer dish.

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Perfect for the summer months especially if you have those fresh cucumber growing in your back yard. I have been so excited about my cucumber produce that has brought joy to my small garden. Nothing like picking that cucumber and serving it within minutes.

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The yoghurt can be greek or whole milk just needs to be thick. I used a grass fed organic yoghurt which was creamy and delicious.

Dill and mint ( dried and fresh) add amazing flavors and of course garlic is king in kicking the whole dish up many notches:)

You can use Pistachios or Almonds, I soaked the almonds for a couple of hours and sliced them after removing the skin.

This is when you bring out that good quality olive oil.

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</p> <p>Cucumber Yogurt and Dill salad

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

1 container of plain yoghurt

2 cucumbers

Chopped fresh mint

1/2 cup of chopped dill

2 cloves of garlic – crushed

1 tsp lemon juice

1/2 tsp cumin

1/2 cup raisins

1/2 slivered almonds

Salt to taste

Good olive oil

Putting it together

  1. In bowl, mix garlic with the yogurt, lemon juice, dill, fresh and dried mint.
  2. Add the cucumbers, cumin and salt to taste
  3. Top with raisins, almonds and  a couple of glugs of  good olive oil.

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Taking this to Angie’s Fiesta Friday.

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Looks really really good Zeba! 🙂

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    1. Thanks so much Linda…I really could eat this everyday 🙂 Have a fab weekend.

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  2. Jenny says:

    This salad looks wonderful! I have some cucumbers that I need to use. I have never tried almonds in a cucumber-yogurt salad, but that sounds delicious! I love the cucumber-yogurt-dill combination, but you have some added spices and ingredients that make this salad even more appealing. 🙂

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    1. Thank you Jenny…it is really simple and delicious. I hope you try it. Thanks for your lovely comment!

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  3. Lovely salad – I thought the raisins were dried cherries or cranberries. I’m sure they would be good too. Nice garden 🙂

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    1. Thank you. I used a bag of mixed raisins but tart cherries would go really well yummm 🙂 so happy with the produce from the garden this year … Brings joy as you well know. Have a great weekend!!

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  4. petra08 says:

    your cucumbers looks amazing! we tried last year and got 1! Not quite worth the effort but will give it another go next year after seeing yours! This sounds delicious, I love the combination of dill and yogurt 🙂

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    1. Petra this year I have an out of control crop of cucumbers. Last year I too had just 1. Not sure what to attribute it to but it has made me very happy:) thanks for stopping by!

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      1. petra08 says:

        hi Zeba
        Ah, perhaps I should give it a go next year again! Thanks for letting me know 🙂

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  5. Love this- such a lovely summer salad. I have been getting a lot of cucumbers in my CSA share and love how sweet they are- so yummy! During the year, I always buy European seedless cucumbers and forget how much I love seeded cucumbers!

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    1. Thanks Josette…My cucumber crop has made me ( and my friends:)) very happy this year. I am running out of ways to use them up. Pickling them is something I am hoping to try now. This salad is definitely a keeper, hope you try it.

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      1. I always say I’m going to make pickles too! Hope you post yours. 🙂

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