Keto Cucumber Salad
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This easy Keto cucumber salad will be a big hit with Keto and non-ketoers alike! Ask me how I know? I’ve been making this salad for the last year or so and feeding it to everyone. And I’ve had nothing but rave reviews.
I make this on weeknights as a quick and easy dinner side. My boyfriend who does not do the Keto diet loves it and requests it often.
I’ve made this for my sister who does follow the Keto diet. Since she is busy, I often prep her meals for her. If you’re interested in seeing the Keto meal prep and what I make, you can check it out here or here.
Most recently this Keto cucumber salad came with me to a barbecue (along with my Keto KFC copycat coleslaw) and was enjoyed my an entire group of non Keto eaters as well as my low carb diabetic grandfather. They all loved the combination of fresh dill and feta in this salad. I doubled the recipe since it was a large group and there was hardly any leftovers!
Cucumbers are a perfect Keto vegetable!
Cucumbers are low in carbs, have a reasonable amount of fiber and a very mild flavor. So they make a perfect base for this Keto creamy cucumber salad.
For this recipe I chose to use English cucumbers because they have a firmer texture when sliced and less seeds (some are even seedless). You can use a regular cucumber, but the salad will be a bit more watery and soggy. Don’t get me wrong-it will still be delicious, just a different consistency.
I also leave the skins on when I eat cucumbers-more fiber! And it helps hold the cucumber and whatever you are making with it together. If you hate the skins, you can peel the cucumbers-just personal preference!
Make Keto Cucmber Salad!
All of the ingredients in this low in carb cucumber feta dill salad concoction are inexpensive and easy to find. Which is great especially if you want to save money and do the Keto diet on a budget.
I have (and love) Keto “treat” recipes that use fancier ingredients. But for my daily eats, I tend to keep things simple and inexpensive. You should be able to get all of the ingredients for this recipe from Aldi or you favorite grocery store.
The only ingredient that might not be at Aldi or your local store is the greek seasoning. The one I use is from Penzey’s . You can also find greek seasoning on Amazon (this one here should be perfect).
If all else fails, you can substitute extra salt and pepper-just a few shakes should do the trick. And 1/2 tsp of garlic powder, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp oregano, 1/4 tsp basil, 1/4 tsp parsley, 1/4 tsp of marjoram (skip if this isn’t in your spice cupboard already).
Keto Cucumber Salad
Keto cucumber salad is a quick and easy summer side dish that everyone will love. This Keto recipe mixes crispy cucumbers smothered in cool sour cream, with salty feta cheese, greek seasoning and is topped off with freshly chopped dill. Your tastebuds will thank you-whip this up today!
- 20 oz English cucumber (about 2 cucumbers)
- 1/2 cup Sour Cream
- 4 oz Feta cheese crumbles
- .5 oz Fresh chopped dill
- 2 tea Greek seasoning
- salt and pepper to taste
Chop English cucumber into bite sized pieces
The next few steps are to remove water from the cucumbers and make the salad less soupy. You can skip this if you are in a rush or don't mind a more watery dressing.
Place chopped cucumber in a mixing bowl and sprinkle liberally with salt. This helps draw the moisture out of the cucumber.
Line a colander or strainer with paper towels.
Add the sliced cucumber on top
Place strainer over a mixing bowl to catch any water coming off the cucumbers.
Let the cucumbers sit on the counter or in the fridge for 20 minutes to 4 hours (depending on how long you want to wait). The longer they sit, the more moisture they lose.
Empty any water from the mixing bowl. Wipe dry with a kitchen or paper towel.
Dump cucumbers in the mixing bowl.
Add sour cream and feta cheese. Mix well
Add chopped fresh dill. You can sub in dried dill if that is all you have. I like to add this as garnish on the top, but you can also mix this in, so the dill flavor mingles throughout the salad.
Severe immediately or refrigerate until it's time to eat!
Let me know if the comments if you liked the recipe. Happy cooking!