Tzatziki Styled Cucumber Salad

 

By Alysha Melnyk

Tzatziki is a signature dish of Southeast Europe and Middle Eastern cuisines. Traditionally, Tzatziki is made from a salted yogurt mixed with cucumber, garlic, salt, olive oil, occasionally vinegar and/or lemon juice, and herbs like dill, thyme, etc. Tzatziki can be served as a dip, sauce, or soup. This cucumber salad is inspired by tzatziki, incorporating many of the key ingredients in making the traditional dish. Pairs well with seafood or served as an easy picnic side dish. Enjoy!

Ingredients

1 Large Cucumber (or 2 smaller cucumbers), diced

1/2 Small Onion (I used a purple onion), diced

1 Small Lemon, juiced

1/2 Cup Greek Yogurt of Choice

1/4 Cup Fresh Dill (loosely packed), minced

Salt and Pepper, To Taste (* I used a few dashes of each); can also use some minced garlic/garlic powder if desired

Tzatziki Cucumber Salad

  1. Combine cucumber, onions, lemon, yogurt, and dill in a bowl and stir thoroughly for everything to combine/mix.
  2. Top with additional seasonings of choice (salt, pepper, garlic).
  3. Enjoy!

Alysha Melnyk is the Founder and Content Creator of The Kitchenologist©, a food blog dedicated to healthy eating and kitchen experiments. Alysha combined her background in biology with her passion for making food delicious, eye-catching, and accessible. When she’s not cooking in the kitchen or dreaming up a recipe, Alysha works full time as an Implementation Manager at ECRI, an international medical nonprofit located in suburban Philadelphia that is dedicated to improving patient safety worldwide. Alysha finds her many career passions revolve around the power of knowledge and that equipping people with the right tools and resources will help them make better informed decisions.