Herbed Smashed Cucumbers

Herbed Smashed Cucumbers

Herbed Smashed Cucumbers


6 servings


  • ¼ cup whole milk plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 pounds cucumbers (about 4 medium)
  • ½ cup finely chopped red onion (about 1 small)
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon coarsely chopped fresh parsley
  • Flaky salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the yogurt, lemon juice and oil. Set aside.

  2. Peel the cucumbers and cut them in half lengthwise. Cut each half crosswise into 1-inch segments. Spread the pieces out on a cutting board, flat-side down, and use a heavy pot or skillet to lightly smash the cucumber pieces.

  3. Transfer the smashed cucumbers to the bowl with the yogurt. Add the red onion, dill and parsley, along with a generous pinch of flaky sea salt and a few big grinds of pepper. Toss gently to combine. Taste and season with additional salt and pepper as needed.

* Recipes created for given quantity. Changes to quantities are for planning purposes only and have not been tested.