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Fresh & Creamy Cucumber Salad

I love people who are really good at growing gardens.  I’m not one of those people, although I always make an effort.  But it is very wise to be friends or be related to those people.  I especially like it when they plant cucumbers. For some reason, people who plant cucumbers never expect the volume of cukes that grow.  So they quickly get sick of eating cucumbers.  And they give them to me instead. 🙂

I was thrilled to discover a new recipe for cucumber salad.  This one is quick and creamy and just plain mouthwatering.  And though I may not be good at growing cucumbers, I’m great at growing herbs.  I’m planting dill and mint this weekend just to have on hand for this.  I made this to go with my Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes the other day, but I think it would go with just about anything.

Fresh & Creamy Cucumber Salad

Fresh & Creamy Cucumber Salad
(adapted from Cooking Light) 

1/4 cup plain yogurt
2 tsp. dried dill
2 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint
2 tsp. dijon mustard
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. black pepper
1 garlic clove
2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 cup red onion, thinly sliced

In a blender or food processor combine all ingredients except cucumbers and onions.  Process until smooth.  Toss with sliced cucumbers and onions in a large bowl.  Best when made right before you eat.

Quinoa-Stuffed Tomatoes with Fresh & Creamy Cucumber Salad

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