Wednesday, October 20, 2010
Health-ified Cucumber Salad
I did have a lot of Greek yogurt on hand though, as per usual, and have recently determined that I can interchange sour cream with yogurt in all recipes. Anny baked goods that call for sour cream? Hello Greek yogurt. I think I even used it with salsa and nachos one day. The good thing though is that I've been told that Greek yogurt is healthy for me.
Also, the most important part about this picture is that they are in a strainer and I have sprinkled some salt on top so they will sweat out some of the liquid and get yummy and salty. This would have been more effective with a mandoline too and the slices were thinner.
2 cucumbers peeled (optional) and sliced very thin
chopped fresh chives (about 2 Tbsp)
chopped fresh dill (about 2 Tbsp)
2/3 cup Greek yogurt
1 tsp lemon juice
1. Slice the cucumbers as thinly as possible then place in a strainer and sprinkle lightly with salt Toss the cucumbers around so they are equally covered in the salt. Put the strainer on a plate because water will leak out and let sit for about an hour. Pat the cucumber slices with a paper towel to dry them off a bit.
2. Mix together the fresh herbs, yogurt and lemon juice. Add the cucumber slices and stir until they are all well coated. Add pepper to taste and serve immediately.
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