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thinly sliced cucumber dressed in a creamy dressing in a white bowl set on top of a yellow napkin

Modern Creamy Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Lauren Grant
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups (4 servings) 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: no-cook
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


Ready in less than 30 minutes, this is a great recipe for summer dinners! Light, herby, and crunchy, this modern cucumber salad is the ideal side dish for any grilled meat or fish.


  • ¼ cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon tarragon or white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil + more for serving
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 english cucumber, sliced ⅛-inch thick (about 3 ½ cups)
  • 1 shallot, halved and thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup mixed chopped fresh herbs such as dill, mint, parsley and/or tarragon


In a medium bowl, whisk together Greek yogurt, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper. Just before serving, add cucumber, shallot and herbs and toss to coat; season with additional salt and pepper to taste.

Drizzle servings with olive oil.


Make it dairy-free & vegan: use plain dairy-free yogurt in place of Greek yogurt.

Add some citrus: for a bit more zing, add some minced lemon zest and/or lemon juice.


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 54
  • Sugar: 2.5g
  • Sodium: 298mg
  • Fat: 2.5g
  • Saturated Fat: 1g
  • Carbohydrates: 5g
  • Fiber: 0.5g
  • Protein: 1.5g
  • Cholesterol: 2mg

Keywords: cucumber salad, creamy cucumber salad

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