A cool side dish perfect for hot summer days, using sweet bell peppers instead of onions for those like me who don't care for onions!

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 15 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place cucumbers and bell peppers into a colander and allow liquid to drain for 4 hours. While vegetables are draining, place yogurt into a separate colander lined with paper towels and let stand for 4 hours to allow excess whey to drain from the yogurt.

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  • Combine cucumbers, bell peppers, thickened yogurt, sour cream, vinegar, dill, salt, and black pepper in a large salad bowl; chill before serving.

Nutrition Facts

153 calories; protein 6.6g; carbohydrates 11.2g; fat 9.8g; cholesterol 27.2mg; sodium 941.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (7)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
Really good! My husband gave it 4 stars. For him that is high praise! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2014
I followed the recipe precisely and it came out extremely bitter. I am not sure what I could have done to correct that problem Read More
(1)
9 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
08/13/2012
Really good! My husband gave it 4 stars. For him that is high praise! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/25/2014
I made this today. Family LOVED it. Did adjust slightly. Daughter not a fan of bell pepper so used chopped green onion. Added some minced garlic. Didn't have time to strain cucumbers for 4 hours so after slicing them I sprinkled them with salt instead of adding it to the dressing and set the colander in the sink. Them tamped them dry before adding to dressing. Cucumbers drained well in 1/2 hour. Used prestrained Greek yogurt and omitted sour cream. Delicious and ready in 1 1/2 hours. Read More
(2)
Rating: 5 stars
06/03/2014
This was delicious but I think there's an error in the salt measurement. I put in only 1 tsp and even with the salt reduced this much the result actually tasted of salt which dulled the brightness that I associate with cucumber salad. Next time I'll cut that in half. I also added about a half of a mild medium white onion sliced very thin. With these changes I'll definitely make this my go-to cucumber salad! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/05/2014
I followed the recipe precisely and it came out extremely bitter. I am not sure what I could have done to correct that problem Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
07/10/2015
This was the best cucumber salad I've ever made! I did add some of my preserved lemons to the mix but wholly cow the dressing made those cukes dance! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
04/23/2016
I didn't make changes except to use lite sour cream. I didn't think it had much taste also put in fresh dill. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/23/2014
I made this recipe today for a family event. However I did not let anything sit for even an hour. I added the greek yogurt and sour cream and all of the other items listed here and mixed them all right away. I added more vinegar than stated because I felt it was a bit to yogurt tasting and thick. I also added lemon juice and onion and garlic powder. I also cut up tomatoes and added them. I may add more salt as I find this to still be a bit bland when I put it in the fridge to cool. Read More