5 from 1 vote
Cucumber and Basil Yogurt Salad
Cucumber and Basil Yogurt Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

This awesomely easy salad can be made with mint or cilantro instead of basil, whichever you have on hand. Be sure to stir in the yogurt just before serving so the salad doesn’t get watery.

Course: Condiment, Salad
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 4 servings.
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lime juice or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 4 teaspoons extra virgin olive oil
  • Scant ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 large or 3 smaller cucumbers, peeled and cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped fresh basil (see note)
  • 1/3 cup whole milk or Greek plain yogurt (see note)
  1. Mix the lime juice, lime zest, olive oil, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Using a spoon, scrape out and discard the cucumber seeds. Slice about ¼-inch thick. Place in a bowl. Stir in the chopped basil and the lime and olive oil mixture.

  2. Just before serving, stir in the yogurt.
Recipe Notes