Let’s have a pretend picnic…

Herby Cucumber Salad


We’ll get our basket out and fill it with delicious and fresh goodies and then head out…

in our minds that is, because this is just a pretend picnic.


It’s 109 degrees outside… the trees’ branches are barely moving and as much as I like our great all-year-round weather, for me this is way too hot.


So I will continue to think about my imaginary picnic and eat this super easy and refreshing cucumber salad.



Adapted from Cooking Light, June 2012

Herby Cucumber Salad

  • 1/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons coarsely chopped fresh sage
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons coarsely chopped mint
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 cups thinly sliced cucumber (about 2 large)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion


Combine the first 11 ingredients in a food processor or a blender, and process until well blended. Combine the cucumber and onion in a large bowl. Drizzle with yogurt mixture, and toss to coat.

Herby Cucumber Salad

Herby Cucumber Salad

Herby Cucumber Salad

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