Friday, August 31, 2012

Cucumber Dill Dressing

During cucumber season in July, everything cucumber was on sale. I made some batches of my microwave sweet pickles and tried to look for something new as well.

Meredith wanted me to change the salad dressing up for a bit - getting bored with some of my standards), and Judee's Cucumber Dill Dressing recipe was perfect timing. I didn't stumble across Judee's recipe by accident - I follow her blog through my news reader so I get her most recent updates, along with my other favourite food bloggers, including Food Floozie, Hungry Jenny, Gluten Free Edmonton, Maroc Mama and many others.

Anyway, Judee's recipes are always great - never too complicated, and this was no exception. A simple combination of ingredients for an excellent flavour. I ended up using dried dill instead of fresh, and I added a little salt and pepper (optional in her recipe). This dressing was perfect for a small lunch salad - with lots of leftover dressing for the next couple of days.

Cucumber Dill Dressing

1/4 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
5-7 fresh mint leaves
1 tsp (generous), dried dill
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 cup Greek yoghurt
pinch salt
1/8 tsp fresh ground black pepper

  1. Combine all ingredients using an immersion blender.

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  1. This is like sunshine in a bottle! Looks very delicious and refreshing -- perfect for the remaining days of summer!

  2. Dan,
    Thought I recognized this dressing! I'm glad you and Meredith enjoyed it, and I certainly appreciate the write up and kind words about my blog.

  3. I love this. I am thinking of all the different salads it would be delicious with.

  4. I was looking for a dressing for my cukes but I would have to sub for the yogurt. Any suggestions? No dairy, please.

    I love Judee's blog, as well.

    1. I'll bet Judee could answer that better than I could :-) For something similar, I could only say oil, vinegar and dill. Not too sure how that would taste, tho.

      I do have several salad dressing recipes that don't use any dairy. Just check the recipe index. Off-hand, I can think of the Japanese restaurant-inspired dressing, cilantro lime, creamy Greek (uses emulsified oil), peanut dressing and poppyseed dressing.


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