Low Fat Cucumber Spread

This tasty, tangy cucumber spread is wonderful with fresh vegetables or between very thinly sliced bread for tea sandwiches. For one of our personal favorite, spread it on a thin toasted bagel slice, “bagel thin” or bagel chip with smoked salmon (lox) and dill on top, with a squirt of lemon.


Low Fat High Protein Cucumber Spread
This tasty, tangy spread is wonderful with fresh vegetables or between very thinly sliced bread for tea sandwiches. For one of our personal favorite, spread it on a thin toasted bagel slice, "bagel thin" or bagel chip with smoked salmon (lox) and dill on top, with a squirt of lemon.
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Ingredients
For Dip
  • 1 cup of Yogurt Cheese (see below)
  • 1/2 cups sour milk or buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon milk
  • 1 tablespoon grated onion
  • 1/4 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped cucumber
For Yogurt Cheese
  • Drain a tub of high quality Greek Yogurt overnight until it is as thick as cream cheese. Leave plain for regular Yogurt Cheese, or, customize with herbs and spices, a dab or jelly or jam, or dried fruits. This thick, spreadable yogurt-cheese is a high protein low fat replacement for cream cheese.
Method
  1. Combine all ingredients except cucumber, mixing until well-blended.
  2. Add chopped cucumber.
  3. Chill for several hours.
Notes
We use Fage or Trader Joe's Greek Yogurt because those products do not use pectin, a nasty thickener which has no place in our yogurt. It also prevents the drained yogurt from thickening to a spreading consistency. You need high quality Greek Yogurt to make the best recipes.

 

August 12, 2015 |

One thought on “Low Fat Cucumber Spread

  1. Valya says:

    I make this ALL the time. This makes a very good breakfast sandwich. Spread it on a toasted bagel thin and then add some fresh lox or even thin lunch meat, and you have a healthy high protein “lox and cream cheese” sandwich.

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