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Creamy cucumber salad

Creamy cucumber salad with garlic and mint is a quick and easy tzatziki style salad, perfect for all the sweet crunchy cucumbers and fresh herbs galore available during the summer months!
Servings 4


  • 1 English cucumber
  • 4-6 cloves garlic, minced (I used 6 cloves)
  • 2 C / 500 ml plain yogurt or Greek style yogurt (I prefer using a yogurt with 5-10% fat content for optimal flavor)
  • 4 tsp dried mint
  • 2 tsp cracked black pepper
  • 1-1½ tsp fine pink Himalayan salt or sea salt (I used 1½ tsp)


  • Trim off ends of the cucumber and cut in half lengthwise.
  • Use a teaspoon to scrape out the cucumber seeds (avoid scraping out the flesh), toss the seeds.
  • Place the halved cucumbers cut side down and cut into 1/8" / 3 mm crescent shaped slices.
  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix thoroughly.
  • Season to taste.
  • Enjoy!


  • the cucumber salad stores well in the fridge for 1-2 days. If it separates a bit, just stir it together before eating.