Zucchini salad with yogurt mayonnaise

When I thought I am done with experimenting with zucchini, my favorite cook from YouTube came up with this great zucchini salad idea that I had to try: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wQugCA8ndwI&

And I have to say it is clearly my favorite zucchini dish. A very unexpected result, light and so flavorful. I did a few small changes, like using garlic powder instead of the raw one and draining the yogurt for less time, but the result was perfect!

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Servings: 4
Preparation time: 40 min
Difficulty: easy


  • 1.5 medium zucchinis
  • 2 yogurts
  • 2-3 tsps of sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp of mustard
  • powder garlic
  • salt and pepper


  1. In a strainer, pour one of the yogurts and let all the water from it drain. Mihaela recommends to leave it over night and cover the strainer with a cotton cloth. But I waited like 20 min only and the result was acceptable for me.
  2. Grate the zucchinis and add salt to taste and let them leave water for few min.
  3. In a big pan, pour a bit of water and the zucchinis and let them cook for 10 min until most water from them evaporates.
  4. If you want them dryer, you can press them on a strainer. Let them cool for a bit.
  5. Add the strained yogurt in a bowl and mix it with 1 tsp of mustard, 2-3 tsps of vegetable oil, powder garlic to taste, salt and pepper. It will make a very delicious, quick and light mayonnaise tasting sauce.
  6. Combine the saute zucchini with the mayonnaise and the other yogurt, taste if it needs more salt and put it in the fridge for 2-3 hours.
  7. Serve it cold on fresh bread. It goes wonderfully with dill, if you like dill or tomatoes. I really liked it and was very happy to steal yet another idea from the Romanian cuisine.