with he discovery of Greek Yogurt recently, I have been using it ( the non fat plain) In places of higher- fat ingredients. This has been my favorite recipe so far this summer ( ask poor Scott, I make it almost nightly )
Lightened- up creamy cucumber salad
about 1/2 cup of Fat Free plain Greek Yogurt
1 Tablespoon mayonaise ( use ligth if you can.. the boys bought this)
1 Tablespoon sea salt
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
1 garlic glove, minced
1 Tablespoon dried dill ( or fresh if you have it )
grating of fresh ground pepper
a fine mesh strainer.
then place your strainer over a bowl and sprinkle cukes with salt. using your *clean* hands or a spatula, make sure that all cuke slices are covered with salt.
let rest for about 15 minutes.
The salt is drawing out extra moisture from the cucumbers ( since there is so much water in these babies) which will in turn help to have your salad not be overly watery.
you can skip this step, but I like the consistency if I do this .
remove strainer from bowl and wipe bowl clean of any liquid.
Crush your garlic clove and mix with remaining ingredients , adding reserved cucumbers last.