Cucumber Basil  Dressing

Cucumber Basil  Dressing


  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced cucumbers (about 4 large cucumbers)
  • 2 teaspoons table salt
  • 1 1/2 cups Non-Fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 1/2 cups light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons finely grated sweet onion (about 1/2 large onion; do not use juice)
  • 1 tablespoon finely grated garlic (about 3 large garlic cloves)
  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 cup whole buttermilk
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 


Toss together first 2 ingredients; drain in a colander 30 minutes.

Mix together yogurt and next 9 ingredients using a rubber spatula.Until well combined.

Stir in cucumbers; let stand 30 minutes.

Cut thick tomato slices and server dressing drenched over the top. 

Finish with a sprinkle of fresh basil and cracked black pepper. 

Refrigerate dressing for up to 2 days.   This makes a TON of dressing, so halve the recipe if you are only looking to serve this once

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