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We loved this cucumber salad with grapes and strawberry poppy seed dressing! Making it again soon! ohsweetbasil.com

Alright, a little bit ago I kind of mentioned Divergent  and I wanted to chat about it a little more. Especially now that more of you have read the books or seen the movie. And since it’s lunch time and I happen to be eating this cucumber salad with grapes and poppy seed dressing as the side to my turkey wrap I may as well post about the recipe too, right? Dude, now that I’m thinking about it I could totally mash this with the broccoli salad recipe on the site… booyah! That would be delicious!

We loved this cucumber salad with grapes and strawberry poppy seed dressing! Making it again soon! ohsweetbasil.com

Sorry, got a little side tracked. Let’s start with Divergent. Cade and I got to go to a movie all by our little selves and as we had heard gobs of talk about this movie we wanted to check it out. We kind of expected it to be ok, but totally ended up enjoying it. Boy, the world is seriously pushing all of this apocalypse, new world stuff aren’t they? My friend Kate from Our Best Bites would totally agree. We’ve chatted about the apocalypse and trust me, we can totally save you all from the zombies. Either way, we actually thought it was kind of interesting and we want to read the books now. Have you guys read them? I’m getting SO many mixed reviews on the books. Some love them, some love the first and hate the rest and others are disappointed only with the ending. So pretty much it’s all over, but I still want to read them.

We loved this cucumber salad with grapes and strawberry poppy seed dressing! Making it again soon! ohsweetbasil.com

And can we just talk about movie theaters for a moment? It’s really not that big of a deal, but I’m still going to mention it. First, I love that you can pick your own seats ahead of time now. It’s so much easier than wandering around in a dark theater trying to find seats together. BUT! Why, oh why when the theater is practically empty do people sit right next to you? I mean, it’s really not a big deal, but when the theater is empty couldn’t people spread out a little? It was like that when we went and a huge row of teenage girls planted it right next to us and oh my giggly teens! It was fun that they were having so much fun, but it got a little old after a while. Spread out people. When there are only 15 ish people in the whole theater you don’t need to sit so close. The end.  Now go make some yummy salad and enjoy a little spring for those of us still dealing with crazy weather.

Can Cucumbers Be Eaten Without Peeling?

Because cucumbers are about 96% water, they really should be eaten with the peels to get the most nutrition from them.

What Nutrients Are In Cucumbers?

Cucumbers contain potassium, fiber and vitamin C.

They also “provide small amounts of vitamin K, magnesium, manganese and vitamin A.

Are Green Grapes or Red Grapes Healthier?

Health experts recommend red grapes, because red grapes get their color from disease fighting antioxidants called flavonoids.

But, green grapes are healthy too.

Cucumber Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed Dressing

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Cucumber Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed Dressing

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 cups


  • 2 cups grapes
  • 2 cups baby cucumbers sliced (we get ours at costco)
  • 2 cups grape tomatoes halved

for the dressing

  • 1 tablespoon vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/2 cup strawberry greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • salt to taste


  • In a bowl, combine all of the dressing ingredients and whisk to combine.
  • Season with salt to taste.
  • Toss the cucumbers, grapes and tomatoes in a bowl with a few drizzles of the dressing until well coated but not too much that they are swimming in the dressing.
  • Chill or serve immediately.


This can be kept in the fridge one day before serving and will last 2-3 days.
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Salad with Grapes and Poppy Seed Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 120
% Daily Value*
Cholesterol 3.2mg1%
Carbohydrates 15.3g5%
Fiber 1.7g7%
Sugar 12.4g14%
Protein 3.2g6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cade and Carrian have three children and love to spend time together whether it’s vacationing or snuggled up on the couch for a good movie.

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  • I absolutely love the addition of the poppy seeds…it sets the dressing apart from the usual ones…my family loves it, thank you !…what a wonderful find!

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    • I’m so glad! Thank you so much!

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  • This is a must make for spring and summertime, Carrian! I just made homemade poppy seed dressing yesterday. I’m obsessed!

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    • oh I love poppy seed dressings! I bet you make killer dressings!

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  • Now THIS is my kind of salad! Love the use of Strawberry Greek yogurt to add a little protein and some sweetness! Perfect healthy recipe girlfriend! So great to meet you in Miami! Pinned 🙂

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    • I am so glad we finally did meet! Now we need to hang more next time!

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  • Oh my I loved the Divergent Series! We went to the movie theater as a date night too but Colt reserved the fancy seats at Ipic so we didn’t have any kids in the theater.. So nice! The salad looks amazing and has my name all over it!

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    • ohhhh, I need to look into that!

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  • This looks so light and refreshing! Yum!

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    • thanks girl!

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  • This salad looks so fresh! The dressing looks super yum- love how you used Greek yogurt!

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    • Thanks Kristine! It was so yummy!

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  • I have heard so many great things about Divergent! By the way, this salad looks absolutely delicious. Anything with grapes has to be amazing. 🙂

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    • Chelsea, it was a pretty good movie for sure. And thanks!

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