Cucumber salad

Heart Smart Low Sodium

Replacing some of the mayonnaise with plain, low-fat yogurt makes this salad a heart-healthy option. It’s lower in sodium, fat and cholesterol.


2 medium unpeeled cucumbers, thinly sliced
1/2 medium onion, thinly sliced (You can also dice the onion into small pieces.)
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon granulated sugar (You can also use 2 tablespoons granulated SPLENDA® no calorie sweetener.*)
8 ounces plain low-fat yogurt
1 tablespoon mayonnaise


  1. Toss sliced cucumbers and onions together in a medium mixing bowl. Set aside.
  2. Whisk together remaining ingredients in a separate bowl until well-blended. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Toss until well-coated.
  3. Cover and chill in refrigerator for 2 hours.
  4. Serve chilled.

Recipe contains: milk, egg

Carb choices per serving: 1

Makes 6 servings.

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 05/31/2013
Last Reviewed: 11/19/2014

cucumber salad recipe
Want to add more flavor without adding a lot of calories, fat, cholesterol or sodium? Simply add more onion and vinegar to the recipe. Start by adding a small amount of each, taste and add more if needed.*
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