Do you ever just need to eat something refreshing? Where each bite is a vibrant explosion of fresh flavor for your tastebuds? Every now and then I start to crave just that. Especially during the annual post-holiday over-eating guilt trip. But, I’m not always that great with the whole self-control thing in between meals, and I’ve never been able to sacrifice taste for fewer calories. Luckily, little beauties like this recipe exist so that I don’t have to.
Whether you’re looking for a yummy snack, or a healthy dessert, this is sure to do the trick.
Cucumber Grape Salad and a Light Strawberry Poppy Seed Dressing
recipe adapted from Oh, Sweet Basil
2 cups grapes, we prefer black but red or green should work also
2 cups baby cucumbers, sliced
2 cups grape tomatoes, halved
For the Dressing
1 tbsp vinegar
2 tbsp canola oil
2 tbsp lemon juice
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/2 cup strawberry flavored Greek yogurt
1-2 tsp poppy seeds
salt to taste
1. In small bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and stir until fully incorporated. Season with salt to taste. We used a scant pinch.
2. In another, larger bowl, toss the cucumbers, grapes and tomatoes with a few drizzles of the dressing until every thing is well coated but not so much so that everything’s swimming in the dressing. Chill or serve immediately. If you’re making this for a crowd, it can be made up to a day ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until needed.
Thanks for sharing at FF49!
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Delicious! I love how you used yogurt instead of a bunch of fat. I’m giving up fat…tomorrow.
Julie, you and me both 😉 The yogurt just give it such a fun, dessert-y feel and I love the creamier texture.
Thank you so much for bringing this dish to the fiesta! It will make such a great snack/side dish. Certainly, an interesting use of greek yogurt, but I love how you mixed it up to make it more dressing like than dipping veggies/fruits directly into the yogurt. Happy 2015!
Thanks, Kaila. With 4 boys, I’m always on the lookout for anything that makes less mess. You’d think only the 5 year old would pose a problem, but I’m constantly surprised 😉