The Heart-Healthy, Protein-Packed Recipe Your Whole Family Will Love

Yogurt Pie

Check out this diabetes-friendly yogurt-based dinner for a refreshing spin on your average summer meal.

Finding a heart-healthy, diabetes-friendly summer dinner recipe that ALSO tastes good sometimes feels like looking for a needle in a haystack. Luckily, American Diabetes Association chef, nutritionist, and author of The Clean & Simple Diabetes CookbookJackie Newgent, has shared her recipe for a savory yogurt dish that the whole family will love — we promise! This protein-packed, savory meal looks almost like a beautiful pie, and comes together in minutes. Instead of topping with fruit, you’ll find the cucumber and mint to be refreshingly flavorful —  and an easy, no-cook way to boost your family’s veggie intake.    

Walmart and the American Diabetes Association® (ADA) have partnered together in order to help dismantle the inequities of healthcare through ADA’s Health Equity Now platform. Together the two companies are helping people save money and live better by providing access to care and services in the communities they serve. For other nutritious, diabetes-friendly recipes, check out The Clean & Simple Diabetes Cookbook and visit the Diabetes Food Hub.


  • 1 (3-inch) piece English cucumber
  • 3/4 cup plain nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 16 leaves fresh mint


*Slice the 3-inch-long piece of cucumber into quarters lengthwise. Then slice the four (3-inch-long) pieces into thin slices crosswise.

*Scatter half the cucumber pieces onto a plate or shallow bowl. Dollop the yogurt onto the cucumbers. Spread it with the back of a spoon. Attractively arrange the remaining cucumber on the yogurt.

*Drizzle with the oil. Sprinkle with the salt and mint leaves. Serve.