We have loads of cucumbers coming out of our garden.  This is what we got TODAY.  And I still had a few in the refrigerator from the other day.  Which is great because I’m saving a lot of money on cucumbers!   Between the kids and I, we eat a couple a day.


I made a cucumber salad dressing the other night that was so refreshing and delicious, I made it again tonight.  I prefer to make my own dressings because the ingredient lists on store-bought dressings is long and usually contains additives or oils I’d rather not eat.

Here’s the recipe:

  • 2 small/medium cucumbers, peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp tahini paste (made from sesame seeds)
  • 1-2 garlic cloves (I like 2!)
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1-2 tsp of sea salt, to taste
  • 2 tbsp nutritional yeast (optional, I buy it in the bulk section of my co-op)

Put everything in your blender or food processor and blend until smooth.  You can make a thicker dressing by adding more tahini or thin out with more cucumber.  This will keep 2-3 days in the refrigerator.


The dressing didn’t last long at our house!  I used it as a dip for vegetables too.