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Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Sauce

Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Sauce

Let's get the festivities going with loads and loads of delicious food recipes! Just as every year, we are having a feast for our Thanksgiving gathering and we have delicious recipes in the line. Just as a side dish we are making a yummy Cucumber salad with a yogurt sauce that will delight your senses.

I love this salad because it will add a nice light, fresh touch to our Thanksgiving dinner, which I felt we were missing this year. We also needed a bit more veggies and colour on our table. So, this easy cucumber salad will do the trick and cover all of our needs. 

We are making this beautiful vegan salad with just a few ingredients. I didn't want to make anything too complicated this year, therefore this recipe was the number one option in my list of side dish options. 

Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Sauce ingredients

I mixed cucumbers and red onions, with a bit of fresh dill and delicious homemade creamy sauce. It has a ton of flavour and my favourite part is that adds the crunchiness that I'm always craving so much.

I really recommend making this salad right before you serving it. Or at least keep the cucumber separate from the sauce. Unfortunately, this recipe doesn't really keep that well. The salt will draw out the water from the cucumber, so if you let it sit for too long, you will end up with a soggy mess. 

sliced cucumber in a bowl

The sauce is what will make this salad extra special and not just a plain bowl of dry veggies. Again, I used ingredients I already have in my pantry, nothing fancy nor hard to get. I combined soy yogurt, maple syrup, garlic powder, lemon juice, fresh dill and a bit of black pepper. You can make the sauce ahead of time and leave it in the fridge for a day or two. And as a bonus point, you can use it as a dressing for so many other recipes or just drizzle over raw veggies. 

This delicious creamy cucumber salad is the best side dish for the Roasted pumpkin tart we are making as a main dish for this Thanksgiving feast. These go so well together. The salad has a bit of a tart taste to it from the yogurt dressing, so when combined with the sweetness of the butternut squash, it's a match made in heaven.

Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Sauce top down

Prep time
10 minutes
Total time
Category: Sides
Serves: 2
Allergens: Soy


  • ½ tsp black pepper (ground)
  • 4 cucumbers (thinly sliced into rounds)
  • ¼ cup fresh dill (chopped)
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ medium red onion (thinly sliced)
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • 1 cup soy yogurt


  1. Add the cucumber to a strainer and combine it with the salt, let it sit for about 15 minutes to draw out the water.
  2. You can rinse the cucumber after it sat long enough to make sure the salad won't be too salty.
  3. After that combine the rest of the ingredients for the vegan yogurt dressing.
  4. Add the sauce to the cucumber and adjust taste before serving, enjoy!

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