Tonight’s dinner turned out so good!


I tried a new salad tonight, and I really wasn’t sure how we would like it.

Nick and I aren’t huge fans of cucumbers by themselves – we’ll both eat them in certain dishes, but I’ll never just slice one up to eat on its own.

But I saw Ina making a creamy cucumber salad recipe a few weeks ago and could not get it out of my head.


I drained 4 cups of Stonyfield plain fat free yogurt this afternoon while I was working, and drained the cucumbers and red onions after the yogurt was finished.


I followed her recipe for the most part, but I did make some changes:

  • fat free plain yogurt instead of whole milk yogurt
  • fat free sour cream (what I had on hand)
  • added 2 small cloves of garlic

It was delicious with dinner! Cool, crunchy, and creamy – and I love the bite of the red onions.


I also made some tabbouleh with bulgur, local tomato, and herbs from my porch! I used the traditional fresh mint + parsley, but I also added in some fresh basil. It was a great combination!

While my yogurt salad was sitting and the bulgur was cooking earlier, I marinated a pork loin in some fresh lemon juice, oregano, salt, and pepper and then roasted it in the oven for about an hour.

It turned out to be a great, light summer meal – and packed with flavor!

And since my side dishes were ready while the pork was cooking, I took the time to pack my lunch and snacks for tomorrow and prep some of my breakfast. I feel so productive!

All that’s left to do tonight is read some of my book and make some popcorn.

Not too shabby of a Monday!



  1. I saw her make that salad as also thought it looked quite good. I think yours actually looks better! ;)

  2. I saw that episode and was so intrigued by that dish too…I’m glad you’re giving it such rave reviews…! And your dinner looks so yummy and perfect for summer…!

  3. That salad looks so refreshing!

  4. Sounds yummy! Our cucumber plants are finally taking off so I’m saving this recipe for when we need to use them up!

  5. That cucumber salad looks awesome!! I actually do love cukes on their own, but I think I’d absolutely love this!

  6. Mmm your salad–ultimate creamy and crunchy satisfaction!

  7. That cucumber salad looks spectacular!! I used to never eat cucumbers, but they are starting to grow on me lately

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