Cucumber-Basil Dressing

Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett

Tomatoes, meet a new best friend.

Yield: Makes about 8 cups
Recipe from Southern Living

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  • 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


  1. 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.
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