Cucumber-Mint Salad with Creamy Lemon & Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

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A simple salad of cucumbers and fresh spearmint comes together perfectly with a lemony, creamy vinaigrette made from Greek yogurt. Slideshow:  More Salads 

Cucumber-Mint Salad with Creamy Lemon & Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette
Photo: © Todd Porter & Diane Cu
Total Time:
15 mins
Yield:
4

Ingredients

Vinaigrette

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 lemon (medium zested)

  • 3 tablespoon lemon juice (freshly squeezed)

  • 3 tablespoons Greek yogurt

  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots

  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar

  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • ½ teaspoon kosher or sea salt

  • Fresh cracked black pepper (to taste)

Salad

  • 3 cucumbers (medium sliced (about 4 cups))

  • ¼ cup chopped spearmint

  • Kosher or sea salt (if necessary)

Directions

  1. In a bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients. Chill until ready to serve.

  2. Pat the cucumber slices dry between paper towels. Combine with the mint in a large bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette and season with additional salt, if desired. Serve chilled.

Make Ahead

The vinaigrette can be prepared one to two days in advance.

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