Cucumber Vinaigrette Salad Dressing

Cucumber not only gives this light dressing a delicate flavor, it provides body, reducing the amount of oil needed in the recipe.

Serves: 8Hands-on: 10 minutesTotal: 10 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 8


  • 1 1⁄4 cups peeled, seeded, and chopped cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp. white wine vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tsp. chopped cilantro
  • 1⁄2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1⁄4 tsp. salt
  • 1⁄4 tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. minced jalapeño
  • 1⁄4 tsp. dried dill
  • 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil


  • Add the cucumber, vinegar, parsley, cilantro, garlic powder, salt, black pepper, red pepper, and dill to a food processor or small blender. Process mixture until silky smooth.
  • Pour the olive oil into the processor. Process for 15 seconds, or until oil is thoroughly mixed in.
  • Pour the dressing into a bottle and cover tightly with a lid. Shake well before each use and store in the refridgerator.