Looking for a light and refreshing salad to enjoy year round? Then look no further than this fun twist on the Indian Kachumber Salad, Cucumber Yogurt Salad. Naturally low-carb and keto-friendly, this recipe is one for everyone to enjoy.
Cucumber Yogurt Salad is EASY!
If you make this recipe, make it for one reason: It’s so damn simple to make!
If you know me at all, I’m all about keeping thing simple. One of my most popular post is a Tomato Soup Pasta for crying out loud!
Case and point, I like things I can make in no time flat, and hopefully you do too!
This cucumber salad is just that: time saving!
Plus, it also tastes so refreshing and light. It’s the perfect side to accompany your Sweet Potato Curry or another slightly spicy dish!
What exactly is in a Cucumber Yogurt Salad?
Well, let’s start first with talking about the real name of this salad!
It’s actually called Kachumber Salad!
It’s an Indian salad that actually can be made of a variety of sliced vegetables you have on hand.
Kachumber Salad in its traditional form is made from red onion and green cucumbers covered in a tangy lemon yogurt sauce with hints of Indian spices.
For this simple swapped twist, I chose to go the purest route, meaning you’ll find just cucumbers, yogurt, sliced onion and a few herbs and spices.
I don’t have cucumbers! What else can I use?
That’s okay (thought a little ironic you clicked on this recipe lol!)
Feel free to whip up using the vegetable of choice you have available. I like bell peppers, carrots and potatoes to name a few.
Are cucumbers really healthy?
Cucumbers not only are a great source of hydration for your body, they also provide cancer fighting as well as anti-inflammatory properties.
Plus, because they are mainly water dense, they are also a great way to keep you full without filling you out, something we can all get on board with!
How do I make this salad a little higher in protein?
I opted for a nice chicken sausage sliced and grilled over the top… perfection!
What makes it keto compliant?
The keto diet mainly means high fat, moderate protein and low carb.
Since cucumbers are already low in carbs and if you use a whole milk yogurt you’ll get a higher fat dressing, this recipe marks those boxes.
Other questions on this cucumber salad?
Now, let’s dive in!
Cucumber Yogurt Salad
- 1 large English cucumber 5 oz, thinly sliced
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt use full fat for keto
- 1/2 teaspoon Garam Marsala
- 1 teaspoon lemon juice
- 1/4 cup chopped red onion 1 oz
- 1/2 teaspoon lemon zest
- In a medium bowl, place sliced cucumbers and sprinkle with salt. Set aside for 20 minutes for water to drain out of cucumbers.
- Gently dry cucumber and remove excess water from bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine yogurt, Garam Marsala and lemon juice. Mix together.
- Add the onions to the cucumber bowl and pour the dressing over the top of the salad.
- Mix together and garnish with lemon zest.