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Skinny Creamy Cucumber Salad

This Skinny Creamy Cucumber Salad perfect for summer-made with crisp English cucumbers, sweet onions, and tossed in a homemade dill dressing.

Servings: Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup) servings

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

BLUE: 1 SmartPoint per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoints per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

 

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What makes this Creamy Cucumber Salad Skinny?

 I use a combination of Light Mayo and non fat plain Greek yogurt to keep the calories and points low without sacrificing all the creaminess and flavor that mayo gives. Non fat plain Greek yogurt is zero points and loaded with protein-the Kraft light mayo or Best foods light mayo is 1 Freestyle Smart Point for 1 tablespoon and adds a creaminess and flavor that you just don’t get with non fat plain Greek yogurt.  This is my own opinion. I have a passion of recreating recipes that are lower in points without compromising the taste of the classic or original recipe-and this is one of those recipes- you won’t be able to tell the difference between my version and the classic version made with sour cream or full fat Mayonnaise.

However, if you prefer you can easily make this cucumber salad with just the non fat plain Greek yogurt instead of the combination of the two. 

Did you know?

According to Heathline, cucumbers are low in calories and contain a good amount of water and soluble fiber, making them ideal for promoting hydration and aiding in weight loss. Cucumbers contain antioxidants, including flavonoids and tannins, which prevent the accumulation of harmful free radicals and may reduce the risk of chronic disease.

Cucumbers have one of the highest water content. In fact, cucumbers are made up of about 96% water-which means they carry a ton of water, that is why I like to drain as much as I can from the cucumbers before adding the dressing. To do this, you’ll peel and slice the cucumbers and onions and let them drain in a strainer for 15-20 minutes before tossing them in the dressing. 

How to store and how long will it last?

This salad can be stored in an airtight container for 5 days in the fridge.

How do you make this Skinny Creamy Cucumber Salad?

Start by peeling and cutting the English cucumbers and sweet onions: 

In a large mixing bowl combine, cucumbers, sweet onion, and salt.

Cover bowl with foil or plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl combine, Non fat plain Greek yogurt, Light Kraft Mayo, sugar or sugar substitute, vinegar, dill, garlic powder, and pepper.

The overall point value is the same regardless if you use 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute.

Whisk until smooth.

Pour cucumber mixture into a strainer and set in a small bowl to allow liquid to fully drain. About 15-20 minutes.

Pat cucumbers and onions with paper towel.

Pour dressing over the cucumbers and onions and 

stir until cucumbers and onions are coated with the dressing. 

Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Garnish with fresh parsley, if desired.

Servings: Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup) servings 

The overall point value is the same regardless if you use 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 large English cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced (the long thin ones) 
  • 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Light Mayo 
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp zero point sugar or sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 2 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh dill weed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Directions:

  1. In a large mixing bowl combine, cucumbers, sweet onion, and salt.
  2. Cover bowl with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. 
  3. Pour cucumber mixture into a strainer and set in a small bowl to allow liquid to fully drain. About 15-20 minutes. 
  4. Pat cucumbers and onions with paper towel. 
  5. Transfer drained cucumber mixture to a large bowl. Set aside 
  6. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl combine, non fat plain Greek yogurt, Light Kraft Mayo, sugar or sugar substitute, vinegar, dill, garlic powder, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
  7. Pour dressing over the cucumbers and onions and stir until cucumbers and onions are coated with the dressing. 
  8. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

 

Servings: Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup) servings

GREEN: 2 SmartPoints per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

BLUE: 1 SmartPoint per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

PURPLE: 1 SmartPoints per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

Notes:

  1. The overall point value is the same regardless if you use 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute.
  2. If you use non fat plain Greek yogurt for the entire recipe. The point value for that substitution is ZERO Smartpoints for one serving if you are following the BLUE or PURPLE plan.

 

Yield: 8

Skinny Creamy Cucumber Salad

Skinny Creamy Cucumber Salad

This Skinny Creamy Cucumber Salad is perfect for summertime-made with crisp English cucumbers, sweet onions, and tossed in a homemade dill dressing.

Author: thepounddropper.com

Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 large English cucumbers, peeled, thinly sliced (the long thin ones) 
  • 1 sweet onion, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp salt
  • 1/2 cup Kraft Light Mayo 
  • 1/2 cup non fat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute ( I use Lakanto Classic Monkfruit Sweetener) 
  • 2 Tbsp white distilled vinegar
  • 1 tsp dried or fresh dill weed
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper

Instructions

    1. In a large mixing bowl combine, cucumbers, sweet onion, and salt.
    2. Cover bowl with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. 
    3. Pour cucumber mixture into a strainer and set in a small bowl to allow liquid to fully drain. About 15-20 minutes. 
    4. Pat cucumbers and onions with paper towel. 
    5. Transfer drained cucumber mixture to a large bowl. Set aside.
    6. Meanwhile, in a medium mixing bowl combine, Non fat plain Greek yogurt, Light Kraft Mayo, sugar or sugar substitute, vinegar, dill, garlic powder, and pepper. Whisk until smooth.
    7. Pour dressing over the cucumbers and onions and stir until cucumbers and onions are coated with the dressing. 
    8. Cover with aluminum foil or plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

    Servings: Makes 8 ( 1/2 cup) servings

    GREEN: 2 SmartPoints per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

    BLUE: 1 SmartPoint per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

    PURPLE: 1 SmartPoints per serving or 3 SmartPoints for 2 servings

Notes

    1. The overall point value is the same regardless if you use 1 tsp sugar or sugar substitute.
    2. If you use non fat plain Greek yogurt for the entire recipe. The point value for that substitution is ZERO Smartpoints for one serving if you are following the BLUE or PURPLE plan.
    3. In order to calculate the smart points on a recipe you have to enter the ingredients in manually (by ingredient) not by the nutritional information in the ww recipe builder-since this recipe contains zero point items the app doesn’t realize there is zero point items in the recipe and will calculate it based only off the nutritional info which is not accurate.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 70Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 976mgCarbohydrates: 10gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g

The point values and nutritional information is estimated and figured based off the brand of ingredients I used for the recipe using the WW app and can vary depending on ingredients used.

Belinda

Saturday 25th of April 2020

I am confused, the ingredients show mayo & yogurt but you only mention mayo in the directions. Can you clarify?

Lindsay Kehl

Saturday 25th of April 2020

Hi,

Yes, it’s a combination of the two. The non fat plain Greek yogurt has been updated in the directions.

Thanks for reaching out,

Have a wonderful day

Landon Oldham

Tuesday 21st of April 2020

Has anyone tried adding fresh diced tomato to this?

Alina

Friday 6th of September 2019

This salad was delicious. I used fresh dill (a little bit more than called for bc I love it), monk fruit sweetener and hellman's light. So good I might eat the whole thing tonight!

Michelle Ficca

Monday 19th of August 2019

This was delish. Crispy cokes and the sauce was excellent. Thank u

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