Grilled Cucumbers with Creamy Pickled Feta Dip

  • Category: Appetizer, Gluten Free


Grilled Cucumbers:

  • About 10 baby or kirby cucumbers
  • 1/3 Cup red wine vinegar
  • 1/3 Cup olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1 pinch of salt

Pickled Feta Dip:

  • 6 oz plain greek non-fat yogurt, or 1 small container
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 small clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chopped dill
  • 1/3 cup distilled white vinegar, or white wine vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • A little less than 1 tablespoon salt


Pickled Feta Dip:

  1. In a jar or small bowl, combine the vinegar, water, salt, and sugar. Mix until salt and sugar are dissolved.
  2. Add the feta in and let sit for at least 30 minutes. Once feta is finished pickling, drain the juice and set the feta aside.
  3. In a food processor or blender, add the yogurt, dill, garlic, and feta cheese. Blend until mixture is creamy.

Grilled Cucumbers:

  1. Cut the cucumbers in half, lengthwise, and then in half again.
  2. In a large bowl add the vinegar, olive oil, garlic, and salt and stir. Add in the cucumbers and toss to coat. Let marinate for about 10 – 15 minutes.
  3. Turn the grill on medium heat and place cucumbers on. Grill for about 10 minutes, flipping halfway through.
  4. Dip grilled cucumbers into the pickled feta dip and enjoy!


*Grilled Cucumber recipe adapted from Food & Wine Magazine.
*Pickling mixture for pickled feta adapted from Smitten Kitchen.