Salmon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing

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Salmon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing is the perfect healthy lunch, and so delicious!  The flavor is so delightful, you’ll want to make this every day, and it’s so easy, too!

Healthy lunch recipe

{originally posted 2/5/15, updated 5/2017}

Salmon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing is one of my favorite light dishes. Ever since my big weight loss, I’ve really tried hard to eat well, and exercise well. I’ll admit that that past year, I’ve fallen off the wagon more than I would like to admit, but I’m jumping back on the wagon. I feel good when I eat well, and this is one of my most favorite, easy, healthy lunches to eat lately!

At first, this recipe was going to be all about the Yogurt Dill Dressing, and how much I love it, but I wanted to also share the simple concoction I use it for to make lunches for myself.

So let me tell you about how this dressing first came into my life.

Last September, I was meeting some friends for lunch. The girl who organized it said, “let’s meet at Verts Kebap.” I thought surely it was a texting typo for kabob. I found out, however, that she was correct in her spelling, it’s a Turkish way to cook meat. I get nervous going to new places. I’m not super adventurous with food at restaurants, I like to get what I know I’ll love. We don’t eat out much, so when I do, I want to LOVE it!

The kebap restaurant focuses on the wrap, but I don’t eat a ton of grains, so I opted for the salad. It’s a fairly simple salad, but the meat is crazy deliciously flavored, and I figured I’d try the Yogurt Dill Dressing on top. I like dill, so seemed safe.

Little did I know, I was in Salad Dressing Heaven!! Now, I seem to go there weekly to get myself a salad-to-go, bring it home to eat in front of my computer while I work.

THEN, right after that, I had my blogger friend sleepover weekend, and I asked my fabulous chef friend, Juliet, to make a deluxe salad bar for my friends and I on one of the days. I asked if she knew how to make a Yogurt Dill Dressing, and sure enough, she brought heaven in a jar to me.

And today, my friends, she shares her simple 3 ingredient Yogurt Dill Dressing with me and all of you!

First, I’ll give you the recipe for the Yogurt Dill Dressing, then I’ll tell you how I throw it together for a simple and healthy lunch.  The picture totally gives the 3 ingredients away, though it’s only part truth because salt and pepper to taste is ingredient 4 & 5. I can still get away with 3 ingredient, right? I mean salt & pepper is like water in a recipe. Always on hand.

Simple salad dressing

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Yogurt Dill Dressing
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This most delicious dressing can go on top of a green salad, or mixed into tuna, salmon, or pasta salads.
Ingredients
  • ½ cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1 T fresh dill
  • ½ tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Mix all ingredients until blended. The longer it sits, the more flavor. Fresh dill and lemon juice is ideal. Plain or greek yogurt works, though greek is thicker.

 

This Salmon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing will knock your socks off! Now, I’ve always loved canned tuna, but seem to forget that it is a lunch option when I’m home and starving. I recently have been buying canned salmon as well, and they taste pretty much the same, though salmon has a less “fishy” flavor.  AND, salmon just sounds cooler, right? After I whipped up the yogurt dill dressing the other day, I mixed it with the canned salmon, and cut up cucumber, and BAM! easy lunch! Another day, I put in:

  • chopped red bell pepper
  • sliced cucumbers
  • hard boiled eggs
  • yogurt dill dressing
  • inside of a lettuce wrap

YUM!

I was very excited about these cute little Salmon Boats.

Quick and easy lunch idea

And just because I love a good “process” pictures and pretty fresh foods, I made a collage for the Salmon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt Dill Dressing ingredients.

lettuce wrap recipe

There you have it, a quick and easy and healthy recipe great for lunch, on the go, or even a dinner.  I was pleasantly surprised the my oldest liked it, my 2nd didn’t gag (like the 3rd), and, well, I’m surprised my youngest is still thriving on a diet of tortilla’s, cheese sticks, and cereal.

 

REAL dairyDisclosure: I was compensated for this post, but all opinions are my own.

 

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  1. For some reason, this healthy recipe is calling my name! Seriously…I’m glad I didn’t go to the grocery store yet, because I’m adding a few of the things I don’t have to my list!!!

  2. Wow! So many riches for the senses. Thanks for sharing!

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