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Shaved Cucumber Salad with Feta Yogurt Dressing

  • Author: Sabrina Russo
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


This salad is inspired by Greek flavors. Shaved cucumber slices and quick-pickled red onions are coated with a tangy, feta-yogurt dressing, and topped with fresh dill and crumbled feta.



  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1 medium, English cucumber, ends removed
  • ½ cup mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup plus 2 tbsp crumbled Feta, plus more for serving
  • ¼ cup whole milk yogurt
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup loosely packed dill, roughly chopped
  • Kosher salt and fresh cracked pepper


  1. Pickle onions: In a medium bowl, toss onion with vinegar, salt and sugar, and allow to pickle for 20 minutes to 1 hour. Drain before adding to salad.
  2. Slice cucumbers: Using a mandolin, thinly slice long strips of cucumber and pat dry. Set aside.
  3. Make dressing: Combine mayonnaise, feta, yogurt, oil and lemon juice in a blender and blend until smooth. Season with pepper and salt, if needed.
  4. Serve: Arrange cucumber slices and red onion on a serving dish. Drizzle over dressing, garnish with dill and top with crumbled feta. Enjoy.


  • I think Greek yogurt would also work well here and add additional thickness and creaminess. If the dressing becomes too thick, add additional lemon juice.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Slice
  • Cuisine: New American, Greek


  • Serving Size: 1/6 of salad
  • Calories: 186
  • Sugar: 3g
  • Sodium: 632mg
  • Fat: 17g
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
  • Carbohydrates: 8g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: salad, cucumber, feta, yogurt, red onion