A refreshingly crunchy mix of cucumbers, zucchini and snap peas are served over a bed of seasoned yogurt in this easy salad/appetizer.
There’s so much to love about this season like the beautiful long sunny days, the relaxed feeling in the air, the anticipation of time spent outdoors picnicking, barbecuing or simply hanging out in the backyard, and with all of this of course comes the food. It’s the season for quick fresh meals, the kind you can whip up in a matter of minutes and go enjoy with a cool drink on the patio. That’s where this chopped cucumber, zucchini and snap pea salad comes into play.
Easy to make ahead, with a cooling crunch it’s a summer salad that embodies the freshness and lightness of the season.
Forget about those bland and/or overly cloying mayo or sour cream filled cucumber salads you may have had before, this seemingly simple salad will win you over with its lively layers of tastes and textures.
Think of this salad like a bit of a deconstructed tzatziki. The first layer is a creamy bed of well-seasoned yogurt. It provides the base for which to build the flavors on without being too heavy. The creamy yet tart flavor of yogurt offers a nice contrast to the cooling crunch of the rest of the salad.
Next up is a jumble of cucumbers, snap peas and zucchini that are finely chopped and tossed with a quick and easy lemon dill dressing. The addition of snap peas and zucchini gives the salad a satisfying crunch while remaining light and refreshing.
Season it all with a drizzle of good olive oil and a pinch of flaky sea salt and you have yourself a meal. Add a few grain-free chips on the side and call it an appetizer. Prepare the yogurt and vegetables separately the night before and you have an easy picnic or party ready dish to bring along. It’s really quite versatile and that’s the real beauty of it.
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