A cool cucumber salad with low fat dressing that is great for bar-b-ques.

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Drain cucumbers for a few minutes on paper towels. In a serving dish, stir together the yogurt, sour cream, onion, garlic, and dill. Add cucumbers, and gently mix to coat. Season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate for a couple of hours before serving for best flavor.

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Nutrition Facts

55.5 calories; 2.1 g protein; 6.8 g carbohydrates; 8.2 mg cholesterol; 22.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2010
I love cucumber salads and I love vanilla yogurt but I just couldn't bring myself to use the vanilla yogurt in this recipe because the brand I have on hand is a little too sweet (perhaps because it's fat free and gets it's sweetness from an artificial sweetner). I opted to use plain yogurt instead and a bit of sugar to taste. This recipe didn't specify what type of onion so I used green onion because it's subtle. I sliced the cucumbers thin and left the skin on as I usually do with cucumber salads. Overall pretty good. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
08/13/2005
I tried this recipe out on some guests that came over and ended up regretting it. The yogurt gives the dressing a strange sweet edge. If I had to do it again I would substitute something savory in place of the yogurt. I just don't think of cucumber salad as sweet. Read More
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64 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 21
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 4
Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2010
I love cucumber salads and I love vanilla yogurt but I just couldn't bring myself to use the vanilla yogurt in this recipe because the brand I have on hand is a little too sweet (perhaps because it's fat free and gets it's sweetness from an artificial sweetner). I opted to use plain yogurt instead and a bit of sugar to taste. This recipe didn't specify what type of onion so I used green onion because it's subtle. I sliced the cucumbers thin and left the skin on as I usually do with cucumber salads. Overall pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2010
I love cucumber salads and I love vanilla yogurt but I just couldn't bring myself to use the vanilla yogurt in this recipe because the brand I have on hand is a little too sweet (perhaps because it's fat free and gets it's sweetness from an artificial sweetner). I opted to use plain yogurt instead and a bit of sugar to taste. This recipe didn't specify what type of onion so I used green onion because it's subtle. I sliced the cucumbers thin and left the skin on as I usually do with cucumber salads. Overall pretty good. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/11/2005
I really like this salad. I did make a couple of changes. I used plain yogurt not vanilla and I roasted the garlic before adding it to the salad. I also sprinkled the top with chives and more dill before serving. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
08/12/2005
I tried this recipe out on some guests that came over and ended up regretting it. The yogurt gives the dressing a strange sweet edge. If I had to do it again I would substitute something savory in place of the yogurt. I just don't think of cucumber salad as sweet. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/18/2011
Just perfect! LOVED the flavor. I stuck with the recipe as posted then added a few bacon crumbles on top. I salted and drained the cucumbers for 3 hours before making up the salad. This makes the cucumbers very crunchy. Also they don't drain into the dressing to dilute it. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/03/2005
The vanilla yogurt seemed to give it an odd flavor. Salad was edible but not something I'd make again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/29/2010
I opted to use plain yogurt and this turned out great. Very much like tzatziki sauce. After reading through some of the reviews I started thinking about vanilla flavored yogurt. It seems to me that today's flavored yogurts are very sweet and some brands of vanilla yogurt are really more like a custard dessert. It's not like the plain vanilla yogurt that you used to buy that was only slightly less offensive than plain yogurt. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2008
I really liked this! I opted not to peel my cucumbers and used fresh dill. Great flavor similar to Tzatziki without the bite and a subtle hint of sweetness from the yogurt. Very good thanks! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/31/2005
The yogurt in this recipe adds an interesting sweetness. Since I didn't have onion I used onion salt in place of the regular salt and next time I would thinly slice the cucumber rather than dicing. All in all not bad. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
10/23/2012
I'm not sure if I did something wrong but this didn't seem to have much flavor. It also didn't hold well in the fridge because it got watery after sitting for just a couple of hours. If I make it again I will probably tweak the recipe a bit and not make it until right before I'm ready to serve it. Read More
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