Cucumber-Basil Dressing

Cucumber-Basil Dressing Recipe
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett
Tomatoes, meet a new best friend.


Makes about 8 cups

Recipe from

Southern Living


4 cups peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced cucumbers
2 teaspoons table salt
1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt
1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (such as Duke's)
2 tablespoons finely grated sweet onion
1 tablespoon finely grated garlic
1/2 cup chopped fresh basil
1/2 cup whole buttermilk
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper


Toss together first 2 ingredients; drain in a colander 30 minutes. Whisk together yogurt and next 9 ingredients. Stir in cucumbers; let stand 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

Vivian Howard,

Chef & Farmer, Kinston, NC,

Southern Living

July 2013
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