Recipe: Cucumber Yogurt Salad

This is a perfect salad for a hot day, or a cooling side dish for a spicy meal.


  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • 3/4 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar


  1. Peel cucumbers and slice very thinly using a food processor or a mandoline slicer.
  2. Place in a medium-size bowl and mix in salt. Cover and refrigerate for several hours.
  3. Transfer chilled cucumber slices to a colander and drain for approximately 30 minutes. Either let them drain in the refrigerator, or refrigerate for at least 15 minutes after draining to re-chill.
  4. Squeeze the cucumbers or pat with a towel to remove excess moisture.
  5. Mix yogurt, garlic and vinegar.
  6. Add cucumbers to yogurt mixture and stir gently to combine.

At A Glance

PREP: 10 minutes
COOK: 30 minutes
TOTAL: 45 minutes
YIELD: Approximately 1 cup