Posts Tagged ‘Salad’

For many, many years I have made Kansas Cucumber Salad and I posted about it here back in 2009.  When I saw this recipe on the awesome blog, She Wears Many Hats, it reminded me how good the Kansas Salad is.  The two are very similar except that this new one is healthier since it uses Greek yogurt instead of mayo. 

I have come to love the tangy flavor of Greek yogurt.  It can be used to replace sour cream and mayo in many recipes to make them a little lighter.  So if you like creamy salads, but are watching your weight, give Greek yogurt a try.


5 or 6 medium cucumbers

4 tbsp. Greek yogurt

1/2 tbsp. dried dill

1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp. sugar

1/2 tsp. salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/4 tsp. garlic powder


Peel, half and slice the cucumbers.  You can seed them if needed, but mine didn’t need to be. 

In a bowl, combine the yogurt, dill, vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and garlic powder. 


Pour this over the sliced cucumber and toss to coat.  Chill for about an hour and serve cold.


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Basic Cole Slaw

C loves Cole slaw so I try to add it to a meal at least once a week.  I usually take the easy route, like this recipe, and buy the shredded mix and make the dressing.  Soon, I hope to make it completely from scratch and add my own touch to the vegetable mix and dressing, but for now, I will stick with the quick and easy way!

1 package Cole slaw mix (This one has green cabbage, red cabbage, and carrots.)

1/2 cup mayonnaise (I use light.)

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

1/2 tsp sugar

2 tbsp milk

salt & pepper to taste


In a large bowl, combine the mayo, vinegar, sugar, and milk. 


Stir in the slaw mix.  Add the salt and pepper to taste.  Chill until ready to serve.



This makes a fairly dry slaw, so if you like yours wet, make a double batch of the dressing.

I am linking this recipe at Miz Helen’s Country Cottage’s Full Plate Thursday.

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