Mediterranean Creamy Cucumber Salad

Total Time
Prep 4 hrs
Cook 0 mins

Another Beth Elon recipe that has become a favorite with us this summer. This is a hefty salad that goes really well with some good farm bread and is a meal in itself. Prep time is mostly chill time.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toss the cucumbers and the green onions with the juice of lemon, the garlic and dill.
  2. Add pepper to taste.
  3. Blend the cottage cheese with the yogurt until you have a fairly smooth consistency.
  4. Crumble in the feta cheese and mix well.
  5. Add the cheeses to the cucumbers, and mix well with two forks.
  6. Taste, and add salt if needed.
  7. Chill well for at least a few hours, until ready to serve.
Most Helpful

Mirjam, I am not surprised this has become a favotite in your house, it will be in mine too. What did it for me was the flavor of the dill with the feta. I can see myself using this to stuff pita bread with meat or fallafels. The only different thing I did was removing the seeds from the cucumber!

Pets'R'us June 20, 2003

This was good, but next time I'm going to salt and drain the cucumber for a while before making the salad (rinsing the salt off before using it like I do eggplant). There was entirely too much liquid after it sat for four hours and I had to try to drain it without losing all my feta. I had larger cucumbers so I quartered the slices to make them bite-sized, but that was the only change I made this time. Next time I might also add some tomato or red bell pepper for colour, but the flavour was perfect.

Felix4067 July 09, 2008

This was just ok for me. I used non fat yogart and 1 percent milkfat cottage cheese as well as Greek feta. Even after adding the seasonings, I felt it just lacked some flavor. I would recommend not going the no fat/low fat route, as I did, when adding those dairy items as I think the dressing will be more thick and creamier in consistency, as I was hoping for. I served this aside of a baked chicken breast with Greek seasonings. I do think maybe some olives, red onion and tomatoes may kick it up a bit ....for next time! Thanks for posting, Mirj!

TheDancingCook March 14, 2008