Lebanese Cucumber Yogurt Salad
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This refreshing Lebanese Cucumber Yogurt Salad is light, creamy, and incredibly easy to make. The perfect salad for potlucks or summer grilling.
Whether you grew up on it or are trying it for the first time, you’re sure to LOVE the flavor and different textures in this easy cucumber with yogurt salad!
Lebanese Cucumber Yogurt Salad
This Lebanese cucumber Yogurt Salad, also known as Khyar bi laban wins best in show, every time. Made with Greek yogurt, combined with cucumber, and garlic, then drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with dried mint. It’s just… divine. I love to serve it with many Lebanese dishes, including: Chicken Bulgur Pilaf, Baked Kibbeh, Lebanese Chicken and Rice & Lebanese Steak Shish Kabob.
Creamy Cucumber Salad Ingredients:
Detailed ingredient list and directions located in the recipe card below.
If you’ve ever made or tried tzatziki sauce, this creamy yogurt mint cucumber salad uses very similar ingredients. The only difference is that we’ll be slicing the cucumber rather than grating it up into tiny pieces and it uses dried or fresh mint rather than dill. The cucumber is the focus of this recipe, and the garlic yogurt sauce is used as a dressing! Here is what you’ll need:
Greek Yogurt: The dressing base of this Middle Eastern cucumber salad. Low or full fat, unflavored yogurt. You can also use any other type of plain yogurt. I prefer to use a full-fat variety for the extra creaminess and flavor.
Dried Mint: This Lebanese salad is always made with dried mint, but can be substituted for fresh mint in a pinch.
Garlic: One minced clove!
Salt: To taste
Cucumber: I love using seedless mini cucumbers also known as Lebanese cucumbers in this recipe, but you can also use English cucumbers if you’d like.
Olive Oil: A little bit adds to the creaminess and brings the dressing together.
How to Make Cucumber with Yogurt Salad:
- Slice: Chop the cucumbers into medium size pieces.
- Make Dressing: In a medium bowl, stir together the crushed garlic, yogurt, water, dried mint and salt.
- Mix Together: Add the chopped cucumber to the dressing. Toss to combine.
- Serve or Chill: Serve immediately or refrigerate for 30 minutes before serving.
- And enjoy!
Kitchen Tools you’ll Need:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Can it be made ahead of time?
Once mixed, this salad is best served immediately or within 30 minutes of tossing together. To prep ahead, mix the dressing and store it in a separate container from the chopped cucumbers. Then just toss everything together once ready to serve.
Do you peel cucumbers for salad?
If the skin of the cucumbers is thin, I don’t usually peel it.
How long does this salad keep?
Generally, this Lebanese salad should be fine for up to 3 days in a container with a lid in the refrigerator. Some of the water may separate, but you can just stir it back in before serving. Although it is best enjoyed fresh.
More Lebanese Salads to Try:
You’ll love this quick and easy Lebanese Cucumber Yogurt Salad- Khyar bi laban, that you can whip it up in 10 minutes! It’s a great summer salad option that pairs well with grilled dishes. Also delicious any time of year as a refreshing side dish served alongside many Lebanese and Mediterranean feasts!
Let me know if you try this Creamy Cucumber Salad! Leave me a comment below.