Cool and fresh, this cucumber mint salad recipe can be whipped up in a short time, with very little preparation. It makes a healthy, refreshing addition to casual meals and packages nicely for picnics. The European method of salting the cucumbers before tossing them into the salad can be skipped if you prefer an American-style, crisp cucumber salad.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings cucumber salad
- 2 large cucumbers, seeded and thinly sliced
- 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
- 3/4 cup plain, whole milk yogurt
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 8 mint leaves, finely chopped
How to make cucumber mint salad with yogurt mint dressing:
Place the cucumbers in a colander and sprinkle salt on them. Allow the cucumber to drain for 20 minutes and then pat them dry with a clean towel.
To make the dressing, in a medium-size bowl, whisk the yogurt, red wine vinegar, black pepper, and chopped mint together until it is completely smooth. Gently toss the cucumbers with the yogurt mint dressing and serve it immediately. The cucumber mint salad can be kept in the refrigerator for up to 8 hours before serving.
This cucumber mint salad recipe makes 4 to 6 servings.