Creamy Cucumber "Side"
Recipe type: side dish
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Serves: 4
A creamy side dish of cucumbers and sweet onion, highlighted with lemon zest, rice wine vinegar and fresh dill.
  • 1 large English cucumber, about one-pound size
  • ½ Vidalia or other sweet onion
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • zest of one Meyer lemon
  1. Using either a mandoline or sharp knife, slice the cucumber and onion very thinly. Place cut cucumber and onion into a colander, sprinkle with the salt and seat the colander over a bowl to catch the released liquid. Refrigerate 2 hours.
  2. After two hours, discard the extra liquid and rinse the cucumber and onion to remove the excess salt. Drain throughly and pat dry between two kitchen towels.
  3. Turn the cucumber and onion into a medium-sized bowl and add the sugar and vinegar, stirring until sugar dissolves. Fold in the yogurt, dill and lemon zest.
  4. Chill one hour before serving.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at