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Creamy cucumber salad with red onion garnished with lemon wedges in a bowl with a blue rim.

Tzatziki Cucumber Salad

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  • Author: Veronika | thehealthfulideas
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2-4 1x
  • Category: salad
  • Method: No-cook
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Vegetarian


This Greek-inspired Tzatziki Cucumber Salad is light, refreshing, and the perfect accompaniment to grilled meats, fish, and veggies.


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  • 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced into half moons
  • 3/4 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh lemon zest
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 1 clove of garlic, grated or minced
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a small bowl or jar, mix together the Greek yogurt, extra virgin olive oil, lemon zest, lemon juice, grated garlic, finely chopped dill, parsley, and oregano, sea salt, and pepper.
  2. Thinly slice the cucumber and add it to a mixing bowl with thinly sliced red onion.
  3. Pour the dressing over the cucumber and onion and toss gently to coat everything well.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the refrigerator covered until ready to serve.


Storing: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days. Keep in mind the cucumber will release water and might get slightly softer sitting in the dressing but it’s still good to eat.

Serving size: This salad is meant to be served as a side so it's enough for 2-4 people. If it's the only side you're serving, it might only be enough for two people.