Balkan Cucumber Salad

  • Yield: 4-6 servings

My mother's grandmother made this recipe, so it's been in the family for years. We enjoy it the best during the hot, lazy, days of summer.


2cups plain yogurt
1/2 garlic clove, crushed
1tablespoon white vinegar
1/2teaspoon salt
1tablespoon olive oil
1tablespoon chopped chives
1teaspoon chopped mint leaves (or 1/2 teaspoon dried)
1 1/2cups peeled, seeded and diced cucumbers
1cup seedless green grape halves


  1. Place yogurt in a large bowl. Beat with an electric mixer until very smooth.
  2. Add garlic, vinegar, salt, olive oil, chives, and mint leaves; beat 30 seconds. Fold in cucumbers and grape halves.
  3. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving in salad bowls.

Tips From Our Test Kitchen: This easy and flavorful salad is a keeper. For color, add red and green grapes.

—Alyce Zura, Sugar Run, PA

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 5
  • Calories 140
  • Fat 7g
  • Saturated Fat 3g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
  • Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g
  • Cholesterol 15mg
  • Sodium 355mg
  • Potassium 330mg
  • Carbohydrate 14g
  • Fiber 1g
  • Sugars 12g
  • Protein 5g
  • Trans Fat 0g
  • Vitamin A 4%
  • Vitamin C 10%
  • Calcium 15%
  • Iron 2%
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