Cucumber Salad with Lemon Garlic Dressing

Why this recipe?  Occasionally, I grow tired of lettuce salads, so as I pondered alternatives I realized the farmers markets are filling up with fresh vegetables—that means it's the perfect time to try something new!

This healthy Mediterranean-style salad is so easy to put together that I make mine "to order" at mealtime!  It's delicious and great for the waist-line, too!

The Flip:

  • In the dressing, cut the olive oil by 1/4 cup 
  • Used a reduced-fat feta cheese (Mediterranean, tomato basil or plain)
  • Cut back the amount of olives to reduce fat and sodium
  • Substituted honey for sugar
  • Used more herbs to add flavor

My thoughts:
  This Cucumber Salad is a perfect topper on a lettuce salad—no dressing needed!

The recipe can easily be cut in half or quartered.  I make dressing ahead of time so it's ready when I need it!

An endless variety of veggies can be used to prepare this salad—use your favorite!  Enjoy

Servings:  12  Serving size: 1  Calories: 155  Fat: 11g  Carbs: 4g  Fiber: 0g  Protein: 3g  Sugar: 2g
Sodium: 359mg    Old Points: 4    WW Points +:  4

  • 1/4 cup Extra-virgin Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp fresh Lemon Juice
  • 1 Tbsp Honey
  • 2 tsp Garlic. minced
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp Celery Seed
  • 1/4 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Paprika
  • 1/4 tsp dry mustard
  •  2 (6 inch) cucumbers, peeled, sliced (1/4 inch) and quartered 
  • 1 (10.5 oz) container Cherry Tomatoes, halved
  • 1 medium Red Onion, sliced and large chopped
  • 25 pitted whole Kalamata Olives, halved (can use green or black olives)
  • 1 Tbsp fresh Dill or 1 tsp dried
  • 1 (6 oz) container Feta, flavored or plain


  1. In mixing cup; combine olive oil, lemon juice, honey, garlic, salt, celery seed, black pepper, paprika and mustard. Mix well.
  2. In large bowl; add cucumbers, tomatoes, onion and olives. Stir.
  3. Add dill. Stir.
  4. Pour dressing over salad. Stir until salad is coated with dressing.
  5. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
  6.  Before serving; fold in feta.



What do you think?