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Mediterranean Tomato Cucumber Salad with Spicy Yogurt Dressing @allourway.com
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5 from 10 votes

Mediterranean Tomato Cucumber Salad & Yogurt Dressing

A simple salad that gets its flavors from the rich, creamy yogurt sauce. A wonderful combination of Greek tzatziki and Indian raita. Serve the tomato cucumber salad in a Buttercrunch lettuce bowl.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: First course, Salad
Cuisine: Indian, Mediterranean, Mid-Eastern
Servings: 4 sides
Calories: 117kcal
Author: Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

Ingredients

  • 1 cup plain full-fat yogurt or Greek yogurt
  • 1 garlic clove peeled grated
  • 1- inch piece off fresh ginger peeled and grated
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Juice of half a lemon about 2 Tablespoons
  • 2 Tablespoons minced poblano pepper use a mild or hot fresh pepper we like poblanos
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped mint leaves divided
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro leaves divided
  • Kosher salt to taste
  • 1 long English-style cucumber 1 pound thoroughly washed
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved
  • ½ medium red onion cut into slivers
  • ¾ cup Kalamata olives
  • 1 head Butter Bibb, or Boston lettuce washed and patted dry with paper towels.

Instructions

  • Make the dressing by scooping the yogurt into a medium bowl and using a fine grater, grate the garlic and ginger over the yogurt. Stir in the sugar, lemon, poblano, cumin seeds, half the mint and cilantro. Season to taste. Set aside until ready to serve the salad.
  • Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then each half three more times into long wedged-shaped pieces -- 8 long pieces. Cut them into 1 to 1 ½ inch lengths on a diagonal and add them to a big bowl. Pile the tomatoes, onions, and kalamata olives on top. When you're ready to eat, mix some of the dressing with the salad. Sprinkle with remaining mint and cilantro.
  • Make lettuce cups with your choice of green and spoon a healthy portion into the center of the lettuce cup. Serve with the extra yogurt dressing on the side.

Notes

Adapted from Smitten Kitchen's Cucumber Yogurt Raita Salad.

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup or bowlful | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 7mg | Sodium: 432mg | Potassium: 532mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 2345IU | Vitamin C: 19.9mg | Calcium: 135mg | Iron: 1.5mg