Nothing says summer quite like a cucumber salad! It takes me back to my childhood and it's a nice, refreshing way to cool down on a hot, summer day. But now that I'm grown up, my tastes have matured, too. I've realized there are so many great ways to enjoy a cucumber salad that I never knew about before. Here are 38 easy cucumber salad recipes to try this summer.
For one, this is a super healthy meal. Depending on the other ingredients you add to your salad and what kind of dressing or topping you use, your cuke salad could have fewer than 150 calories. And cucumbers are rich in vitamins.
They contain Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Magnesium, Potassium, and Manganese. They also have protein and fiber, and very low calories. Cucumbers are made up of almost 96% water, meaning they are also good for keeping you hydrated, especially in the warm weather months.
To get the most benefit from the nutrients in cucumbers, you should eat them with the peel still on. Whether you toss them in a nice salad bowl, make your own cucumber onion salad, or enjoy them dipped in some Greek yogurt, it's easy to appreciate all that this great vegetable has to offer.
If you're looking for a simple salad that you can whip up in a pinch without heating up your kitchen, then you'll love these recipes.
Quick & Easy Cucumber Salad Recipes For Summer
With an abundance of fresh cukes, summer is the perfect time to try new ways to use cucumbers in salads. Quick to make, low on calories, and refreshing, here are some must-try cucumber recipes to try this summer.
This refreshing fennel orange cucumber salad takes only a few minutes to make, and it pairs well with just about any meal. Delicious!
The combination of watermelon, cucumber, tomatoes, feta, and a light vinaigrette with basil, mint, and dill makes a delightful combination you're sure to fall in love with.
This pea and cucumber salad is a beautiful combination of red and green vegetables. Perfect for potlucks or to serve with an everyday meal. No mayonnaise and no fat in it!
A summertime favorite, this dill and cucumber salad is smothered in sour cream sauce, making it
a refreshing and beautiful addition to any meal. Simple to make, too.
This salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks since it doesn't use mayonnaise. The dressing is vinegar-based, and it keeps well. Very simple to make, it takes only a few minutes.
Asian Cucumber Salad
This easy Asian Cucumber Salad recipe is the perfect way to use those garden fresh cucumbers! It comes together in minutes, is healthy, light, and requires only a few ingredients. It is a summer side salad that will
complement almost any summer menu.
Cucumber Carrot and Radish Salad
Tossed in a lemon dressing, this cucumber carrot, and radish salad is crunchy, fresh, light, and healthy. Perfect for the warmer weather, it takes minutes to make and is full of texture and flavor. Ideal for picnics and cookouts, this salad side dish works wonderfully with all of your favorite meals.
Easy + Healthy Cucumber Salad
Refreshing cucumber salad made with fresh herbs and a lemon vinaigrette dressing is the perfect side dish for any meal! Just 7 simple ingredients for a healthy + tasty dish.
Cucumber Mango Salad with Avocado
This Cucumber Mango Salad with Avocado is a bright and refreshing salad. It's crunchy, tangy, and sweet with creamy avocado!
Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad
This classic Mediterranean salad is the perfect complement to many summer meals. It's crisp, refreshing, delicious, and easy to make!
Melon Cucumber Salad
Wonderfully fresh, sweet, and tangy, this melon cucumber salad is the perfect refreshing side to enjoy during the warmer weather. Made with red onion, cilantro and lime juice, this salsa works wonderfully with seafood and is great for topping tacos!
Miso Cucumber Salad Recipe
This delicious Miso Cucumber Salad is filled with cucumbers, carrots, and protein-packed edamame, and tossed with a mouth-watering homemade miso dressing. Perfect for lunch or a healthy side dish, this cucumber salad may be simple, but it’s definitely not boring!
Cucumber Peach Salsa Recipe
This Cucumber Peach Salsa is a breeze to make and can be a snack, appetizer, or the perfect way to elevate your summer dinners! It’s made with cucumber, peaches, lime, and fresh cilantro, and gets a kick from the chipotle pepper. The perfect mix of sweet + heat!
Healthy Chili Lime Strawberries with Cucumber and Tajin Seasoning
The calories for the whole plate of cucumber salad are AMAZING. This delicious snack is only 30 calories, 7 grams of carbs, 1 gram of protein, and 0 grams of fat.
Easy Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad "Gurkensalat" (GF, V, P)
The simple, classic German side dish, "Gurkensalat". This Easy Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad is just like grandma used to make! Thinly sliced cucumber and onions, chilled and marinated in a sweet vinegar
base. A healthy and delicious gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and an allergy-free recipe for any gathering!
Keto Avocado Cucumber Salad - The Guacamole Side Dish
This deliciously crisp cucumber salad is easy to put together. Toss cucumber slices with some tomatoes, avocado, and a tangy vinaigrette.
Kachumber Salad Recipe | Indian Kachumber Salad
Made with common ingredients this salad takes just 10 minutes. It is oil-free, vegan and full of refreshing flavor. A great addition to any meal.
Sesame Cucumber Salad with Everything Seasoning
This is the easiest, tastiest cucumber salad you'll ever make! Just 3 ingredients and 5 minutes of prep time. You'll love the combination of fresh cucumbers with everything but the bagel seasoning and a secret ingredient.
Kachumber (Indian Cucumber Salad)
This healthy satisfying Kachumber salad is so easy and refreshing. Made with chopped onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers and seasoned with spices, serve it as a side with any Indian food. It is vegan, oil-free, and gluten-free.
Simple and fresh Shirazi Salad! This refreshing Persian cucumber and tomato salad is so quick and easy, full of fresh flavors, healthy, crisp, and crunchy! It's a great side dish, appetizer, topping, or accompaniment to so many dishes! Naturally gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and keto, this classic Iranian salad recipe will be your new favorite!
Smoked Salmon Salad With Cucumber Noodles
Cucumber noodles and smoked salmon pair perfectly in this super delicious and easy-to-make salad. Can be a complete meal.
Cucumber Tomato Orzo Salad
This cucumber and tomato orzo salad is light and refreshing. Perfect for a summer get-together!
Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad
Light and refreshing, this simple Mexican-style cilantro-lime cucumber salad is perfect for summer. This healthy side dish is a great accompaniment to grilled salmon, chicken, and more
Yogurt Ranch Cucumber Salad
Yogurt Ranch Cucumber Salad is sure to become your new favorite cucumber salad! You’ll love serving this twist on a classic until the end of this summer and look forward to serving it again next summer!
Alain Passard's Cucumber Carpaccio Salad
This cucumber carpaccio from 3-star Michelin French chef Alain Passard is stunning and delicious. It’s actually quite easy to make too and perfect for summer.
Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad (Oi Muchim)
This spicy Korean cucumber salad is tangy, sweet, salty, and crunchy! It's an easy recipe made with pickled cocktail cucumbers and Korean red pepper flakes for some spice!
Cucumber Everything Bagel Salad
Cucumber everything bagel salad takes a favorite summer salad to the next level with the addition of a favorite seasoning mix including sesame and poppy seeds, garlic, onion, and salt. It's the perfect refreshing side dish for cookouts.
Chopped Chicken Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad
Chopped Chicken Avocado Tomato Cucumber Salad: An easy & veggie-packed summer dinner salad recipe. This crunchy-delicious salad also happens to be both low carb and gluten-free!
Mediterranean Tomato Cucumber Salad - Keto Option
This cucumber and tomato salad recipe is perfect for the summer. Uses sweet ripe tomatoes and cucumbers mixed with a Mediterranean salad dressing. Easy to make and ready in 10 minutes or less making it the perfect side dish for a summer meal
Cucumber Salad with Green Grapes and Avocado
Cucumber Salad takes a new spin by adding sweet green grapes, creamy avocado, and fresh mint. This is refreshing and delicious!
Spicy Cucumber Salad
Spicy Cucumber Salad is a refreshing and flavorful side dish made of cooling fresh cucumbers spiked with chili crisp and other seasonings. It’s crunchy and light and full of flavor.
BEST Keto Cucumber Salad
This is the BEST keto cucumber salad and is so easy to make. It is made with only five ingredients and can be tossed together in just minutes.
Japanese Cucumber Salad or Sunomono
Japanese cucumber salad is a refreshing side dish that goes especially well with grilled fish and meat or spicy dishes. It is easy to make, light, and uses just a few ingredients.
Marinated Cucumber Vinegar Salad with Dill
Using up summer's bounty is always a race before we get to fall. This salad captures all of those flavors and it’s an incredibly easy-peasy recipe too!
Israeli Couscous Cucumber Salad
This Israeli Couscous Cucumber Salad is your new favorite summer salad! It's bright, light with fresh herbs and summer garden vegetables, but with the Israeli couscous, it also makes it hearty enough for lunch and
the perfect summer side!
Chickpea Salad with Tomatoes and Cucumbers
This light and refreshing Chickpea Salad with Cucumbers and Tomatoes is a versatile side dish that will add a burst of color, texture, and nutrition to your menu.
Quick and Easy Japanese Cucumber Salad (Sunomono)
A quick and easy Japanese cucumber salad (sunomono) is a nice addition as an appetizer or side dish to your Japanese meal or any meal you prefer.
Easy Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad Recipe
Easy Cucumber Salad Recipes - Conclusion
There are many delicious ways to enjoy a cucumber salad, as you can see from these recipes. One of my favorites is to use regular cucumbers with a nice creamy dressing on the top. However you enjoy it and whichever salad recipe is your favorite, I think we can agree that few veggies are as cool as a cucumber! If you tried all (or most of ) these, here's another cucumber salad list to help you use up your harvest.
Have you tried one of these recipes already? I'd love to know what you thought of it.
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