Cucumber-Basil Dressing

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Summer tomatoes are at their peak, which means it's time for these red beauties to take center stage. Slice them up and serve with our creamy and cool Cucumber-Basil Dressing for a simple side dish that will take your dinner from ho-hum to company worthy.

Cucumber-Basil Dressing
Photo: Hector Sanchez; Stylist: Buffy Hargett
Yield:
8 cups

Ingredients

  • 4 cups peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced cucumbers

  • 2 teaspoons table salt

  • 1 1/2 cups Greek yogurt

  • 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise (such as Duke's)

  • 2 tablespoons finely grated sweet onion

  • 1 tablespoon finely grated garlic

  • 1/2 cup chopped fresh basil

  • 1/2 cup whole buttermilk

  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

Directions

  1. Toss together first 2 ingredients; drain in a colander 30 minutes. Whisk together yogurt and next 9 ingredients. Stir in cucumbers; let stand 30 minutes. Refrigerate up to 2 days.

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