Greek Yogurt Ranch Cucumber Salad

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This tangy Greek yogurt ranch cucumber salad is the perfect summertime side dish. Super simple to throw together and sure to please a crowd.

This tangy Greek yogurt ranch cucumber salad is the perfect summertime side dish. Super simple to throw together and sure to please a crowd.

Cucumber salad and summertime go together like two peas in a pod. It was always at our summer BBQ’s and almost always gone before dessert. It also usually took up most of my plate since I have an issue with portion control when it comes to something I love. But really this is a salad we are talking about and not cake so I feel like it’s totally cool to fill your plate up.

Right?

This tangy Greek yogurt ranch cucumber salad is the perfect summertime side dish. Super simple to throw together and sure to please a crowd.

There were two types of cucumber salad in our house – creamy or vinegary based. I love both but creamy makes my heart beat just a little bit faster. This version is similar to my family recipe but made with a few little changes. Instead of the traditional sour cream I opted to mix up a packet of Hidden Valley Greek Yogurt Dip (dry packet mix + Greek yogurt = ahhhhhmazing!) and use that as my creamy base. It already contains all the herbs and flavor I needed so I didn’t have to make another trip to the store to pick everything up. Then I threw in some red onion, apple cider vinegar and brown sugar and called it a day.

Seriously that’s it. You mix it together, keep it cold and serve it up. It’s crunchy, full of flavor and so easy that I’m pretty sure my 9 month old nephew could throw it together.

Just kidding. Babies can’t cook.

Duh.

This tangy Greek yogurt ranch cucumber salad is the perfect summertime side dish. Super simple to throw together and sure to please a crowd.

Wondering where you can find these new Hidden Valley Ranch Greek Yogurt dips and dressings? Wal-Mart! That means you can pick up the packet, the Greek Yogurt and million other things in just one place. If you’re me you went in to buy those two items and came out $100 poorer. Whoops!

If you’re sitting there saying to yourself “Nope, I don’t like Greek yogurt.” It’s cool man, I get it. BUT this tastes just as great as the traditional ranch and it has less fat, more protein and less calories. How is that ever a bad thing?

The answer is it’s not.

It’s not a bad. It’s a good thing. A very delicious good thing!

Want to give this dip a try? Click here for a special Hidden Valley coupon!

{Looking for more delicious salads? Try my cilantro apple salad, broccoli bacon salad or my corn blueberry salad.}

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Greek Yogurt Ranch Cucumber Salad

This tangy Greek yogurt ranch cucumber salad is the perfect summertime side dish. Super simple to throw together and sure to please a crowd.

Yield: 4-6 servings

Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Cook Time: 0

Total Time: 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients:

 

For cucumber salad:

  • 1/2 cup prepared Hidden Valley ranch Greek yogurt dip
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • Kosher salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, cut in half and thinly sliced

For Hidden Valley ranch Greek yogurt dip:

  • 1 packet Hidden Valley ranch Greek yogurt dip
  • 1-1/2 cups plain Greek yogurt

 

 

Directions:

For cucumber salad:

In a large mixing bowl whisk together ranch Greek yogurt dip, apple cider vinegar, dark brown sugar, kosher salt and pepper.

Add in cucumbers and red onions and stir to combine.

Let sit in the refrigerator for at least an hour. Stir before serving.

The mixture will loosen up a bit as the cucumbers give off more liquid. This is normal and part of the deliciousness of cucumber salad.

For ranch dip:

Mix together until fully combined. Will make 1-1/2 cups dip.

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31 Responses to “Greek Yogurt Ranch Cucumber Salad”

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    Jess @ What Jessica Baked Next — May 28, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    LOVE this salad – cucumber salad is definitely my favourite summertime food! Refreshing and great mixed with different flavours and dressings!

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    Judy@ImBoredLetsGo — May 29, 2015 at 8:48 am

    Love cucumbers and this salad sounds delicious! My son goes thru bottles of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing dipping a bazillion cucumbers in it! His favorite snack.

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    Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files — May 29, 2015 at 9:07 am

    I LOVE cucumbers. As in eat one for lunch nearly every day. And mixed it ranch is perfection. Something I often do. And I can’t wait to try that hidden valley greek ranch. Its calling my name. I can hear it now….

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    Christie — May 29, 2015 at 9:13 am

    We eat a lot of cucumbers in our house. My family is going to love this recipe thrown into the mix.

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    Taylor @ Food Faith Fitness — May 29, 2015 at 9:17 am

    Hidden Valley is my FAVORITE ranch ever! I love mixing it with Greek yogurt, but I am so excited that they have one specifically for Greek yogurt now! And then with all that refreshing cucumber goodness? YES PLEASE. Pinned!

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    Becca from It's Yummi! — May 29, 2015 at 9:40 am

    Great minds think alike, Brandy! I guess cucumber onion salad is what all of the cool girls make 😉
    I love the ranch flavor you added to yours!

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    Joy @ Joy Love Food — May 29, 2015 at 10:39 am

    I love cucumber salads in the warmer weather, this sounds wonderful with the Greek yogurt!

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    Stacey @ Bake.Eat.Repeat. — May 29, 2015 at 11:46 am

    I love cucumber salad, but I admit I always go for the vinegary kind! This looks amazing though, so I think I need to branch out this summer and make a creamy one!

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    Carol at Wild Goose Mama — May 29, 2015 at 11:48 am

    Wow what a delicious recipe. Guilt free—-YAY!!!!

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    Tonia — May 29, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    Hidden Valley Ranch is my family’s favorite too! This salad made my mouth water. I can’t wait to try making it!

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    Ashley @ Wishes & Dishes — May 29, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    No need to have portion control when eating a cucumber salad – I will take a huge bowl of this, as well! 🙂

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    Barbara | Creative Culinary — May 29, 2015 at 1:14 pm

    An old fashioned salad but so much prettier with red onions and that charming Pyrex bowl; love it!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — May 29, 2015 at 2:12 pm

    Oh my gosh, cucumber and onion salad is my absolute favorite! And you’ve made it even better with the Greek yogurt /Hidden Valley dressing. Wow. Delicious!

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    Mariah @ Mariah's Pleasing Plates — May 29, 2015 at 2:24 pm

    I love cucumbers! And the fact that this salad is made with greek yogurt is such a big plus!

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    tanya — May 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    This is such great side for bbq’s! I love how the red onions really pop!

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    Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom — May 29, 2015 at 3:52 pm

    I’m all for a fantastic cucumber salad and I too like it CREAMY! This will do just fine and I’ll pile my plate high and have no shame. 🙂

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    The Food Hunter — May 29, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I see this coming to a lot of backyard BBQ’s this summer.

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — May 29, 2015 at 7:38 pm

    This looks amazing! I bet it’s a huge crowd pleaser!

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    Julia — May 29, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    This is totally my kind of salad! On my Lebanese side of the family we make cucumber salads with yogurt all of the time! This looks perfect.

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    Medha @ Whisk & Shout — May 29, 2015 at 10:00 pm

    This looks awesome! Love the cool cucumbers and crisp onions 🙂 Pinning!

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    Patricia @ Grab a Plate — May 30, 2015 at 1:43 am

    Love cucumbers. Love Hidden Valley Ranch. Match made in heaven!

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    Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats — May 31, 2015 at 2:17 am

    Girl, you had me at Greek! This sounds awesome!

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    Michele — May 31, 2015 at 7:47 am

    That looks delicious. Will have to try this greek yogurt packet! LOVE your Pyrex bowl. 🙂

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    Joanne — May 31, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I’ve definitely had vinegary cucumber salad, but never a creamy one! Well, other than tzatziki. I love the idea of dressing it up with this greek yogurt ranch!

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    melanie — June 1, 2015 at 8:50 am

    First, loving your Pyrex daisy bowl. Perfect match for this salad which is going to make an appearance on my kitchen table in the near future!

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    Martha @ A Family Feast — June 1, 2015 at 9:17 am

    I think anything and everything is better with Ranch dressing on it! Looks delicious!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — June 1, 2015 at 9:58 am

    I do love both creamy and vinegar based cucumber salads – I couldn’t say which version I like better!! Your creamy salad might win me over, though, it looks amazing!!

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    Kim (Feed Me, Seymour) — June 1, 2015 at 10:56 am

    I am always up for cucumber salad, especially one like this!

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    Cathy@LemonTreeDwelling — June 2, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    This looks incredible! We’d all go crazy for it….especially my husband!

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    Christi — August 19, 2015 at 2:15 am

    Typically when I make cucumbers with vinegar, onions, etc., my kids will eat a few and then they don’t want anymore, so at least half the food goes bad. I made this recipe and I literally had to tell my daughter to stop eating it so she wouldn’t get sick! We’ve found a new favorite. Thanks!

    • nutmegnanny replied: — August 23rd, 2015 @ 6:49 pm

      Hi Christi! I’m so glad you liked the cucumber salad! I remember eating it all the time as a kid but this jazzed up version really does hit the spot 🙂

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