Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Poppy Seed Cucumber Salad

Use any mix of cucumbers you like for this tangy salad. If using slicing cucumbers — the slightly thicker ones you’ll find with seeds and sometimes waxier-seeming skins — you might want to peel them first and remove the seeds, which can dilute the dressing. To seed, simply halve the cucumbers lengthwise and use a teaspoon to gently scrape out the seeds. Feel free to play around with shapes, too. Slicing the cucumbers into rounds is easy enough, but half moons or other bite-size pieces are also welcome.
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  • Serves: 4 persons



  1. Step 1

    In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, yogurt, lemon juice, poppy seeds, salt and pepper.
  2. Step 2

    Add cucumbers and scallions and toss to combine. Salad can be made up to 4 hours ahead. Refrigerate until ready to serve.