Cucumber and Balsamic Tzatziki Salad

I have an unhealthy addiction to Snyder’s of Hanover Pretzel Pieces, particularly the cheddar cheese variety. It started with me picking up a bag here and there when we went on car trips {short or long, it didn’t matter because I took any excuse to buy a bag at Sheetz}. Now I just buy a bag at the store and “snack” on them whenever I look at the bag. I use the term snack on them loosely, a bag doesn’t usually last more than 48 hours in my presence.

I usually knock back a few handfuls with a fruity flavored slushy and believe the world is mine for the taking. I don’t usually realize what has happened until the drink and food are gone. By that point there is no hope for recovering.

It seems like I have quite a few addictions to unhealthy foods. #foodieproblems

Anyway, in an attempt to even out the unhealthy aspects of my life I decided to whip up a cool and delicious summer salad. Take a look at this Cucumber and Balsamic Tzatziki Salad. Oh yes, it’s green on top of green with a little creamy texture mixed in and it’s FABULOUS!

Nutritional Information:
Servings: Varied
Calories: 175
Fat: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 10.2 g
Fiber: 0 g
Protein: 13.75 g


1 large cucumber, sliced thin

1 bag shredded lettuce

½ tablespoon pepper

½ tablespoon Splenda

¼ cup balsamic vinaigrette

¼ cup Tzatziki sauce

1 ounce sharp cheddar cheese, small dice or shredded


In a large bowl mix all of the ingredients together. Top with additional pepper and ENJOY!

It’s super simple to make. Nick and I loved it. Well, Nick loved it more than I did. He happens to love salad and vegetables. I’m convinced he was a rabbit in another life. The night I made this I had already downed 4 slushes that day and I’m pretty sure I ate leftover 4 cheese mashed potatoes. Don’t judge me, I do enough of that for myself! Nevertheless, we really enjoyed this salad. It’s perfect for summertime!

xoxo Mel