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Agourosalata: A Greek Cucumber Salad Recipe

This Greek cucumber salad recipe is refreshing and easy to make. The Greek yogurt addition makes it creamy and low in fat. As a result, it increases your protein intake which makes it ideal for your diet and quite different from the other Greek cucumber salad recipes.

Cucumbers are best when consumed raw. However, they are even greater when you use them to make a Greek cucumber salad! Their mild taste and cool crunch make them a delicious salad addition (and addiction).

This Greek cucumber salad (agourosalata) is not just delicious! Made up of 95% water, cucumbers are low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium. In addition to this, one cup of cucumber provides 11% of vitamin K, 4% of vitamin C and 2% of vitamin A of our daily needs! It is also rich in magnesium, potassium, manganese, thiamin, riboflavin, B-6, calcium, iron, phosphorus, zinc and copper.

Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like cucumber decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality. It also promotes a healthy complexion, increased energy and overall lower weight. In addition to this, their high water content helps us ward off dehydration and combat the heat while their refreshing and mild taste appeals to even the pickiest eaters.

Ideal for your summer table, this  Greek cucumber salad will become of your favorite one!

Greek Cucumber Salad Recipe – Ingredients

  • 3 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons of red vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon of fresh dill, chopped
  • 100 grams of Greek feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons of zero fat Greek yogurt
  • Dried oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Greek cucumber salad Recipe – Instructions

  1. Start this Greek yogurt cucumber salad dressing recipe by washing well the cucumbers under fresh water before you peel them.
  2. Take a bowl and the mix sliced cucumbers with the onion.
  3. Add the olive oil, vinegar, fresh dill, feta, yogurt, oregano, salt and pepper to your cucumber salad.
  4. Mix well the ingredients until unified.
  5. Add salt and pepper according to your taste.
  6. Cucumber salad is ready to serve.

This Cucumber Greek Salad is easy to make, delicious, refreshing, and full of healthy ingredients. What else could you ask from a salad? Enjoy!

Source: http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/

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