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16 Crisp & Refreshing Cucumber Salads To Try

JANUARY 30, 2023
16 Crisp & Refreshing Cucumber Salads To Try
Cucumber salad is an essential part of summer. It’s the perfect side dish to bring to a picnic or BBQ, it’s a great way to cool off in the heat, and it’s light, so you can enjoy it without feeling sluggish. But cucumber salad doesn’t have to be boring. We’ve rounded up 16 of the best cucumber salad recipes to try. From spicy Asian-style salads to creamy salads, and even crunchy vinegar salads - there’s something for everyone here. So grab a cucumber and get ready to make the best cucumber salad you’ve ever had!
Tiffy Cooks

Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad

This spicy and savory cucumber salad will be the ultimate hit at every summer picnic and gathering. The best part is? Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad only takes 10 minutes to prepare. Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad - Oi Muchim is super refreshing, and you can also prepare it ahead of time and store it in t...
2
1,089
10 min
TOTAL TIME
135
CALORIES
$0.66
PER SERVING
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Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad
Elavegan

German Cucumber Salad

A deliciously creamy yet refreshing German cucumber salad made with a combination of thinly sliced cucumbers, dill, and dairy-free yogurt or sour cream. A wonderful side dish or inclusion to a BBQ, Potluck, or family gathering.
6
1,370
150
40 min
TOTAL TIME
95
CALORIES
$1.15
PER SERVING
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German Cucumber Salad
Vikalinka

Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Red Onions

Crunchy cucumbers, heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced red onions and fresh dill all dressed in a simple vinaigrette for a beautiful summer salad.
3
375
10 min
TOTAL TIME
35
CALORIES
$0.99
PER SERVING
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Cucumber and Tomato Salad with Red Onions
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Cookie Rookie

Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe

This easy cucumber salad recipe comes together quickly and with just a few ingredients. A refreshing and tangy side salad it's a great accompaniment to chicken, grilled meat, seafood and so much more!
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13,763
278
10 min
TOTAL TIME
29
CALORIES
$0.29
PER SERVING
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Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe
Keeping The Peas

Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

A refreshing and light salad made with cucumber, tomato, parsley, and mint. Vegan, gluten-free, and paleo friendly, this salad is excellent to bring as a dish to pass at a picnic or as a complimentary side dish to a heavier main course.
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19,764
32
15 min
TOTAL TIME
37
CALORIES
$1.15
PER SERVING
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Mediterranean Cucumber Salad
Southern Bite

Garlic Soy Cucumber Salad

Make this tasty, garlicky cucumber salad with a zingy soy-based dressing for a refreshing side dish or light lunch.
1
16,502
27
25 min
TOTAL TIME
470
CALORIES
$3.20
PER SERVING
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Garlic Soy Cucumber Salad
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Cooklist AI

Tuscan Tomato, Bread, and Cucumber Salad

This delightful Tuscan-style salad features bread, tomatoes, and cucumbers tossed in a flavorful dressing. Fresh and nutritious, it's the perfect light lunch or supper on a warm summer day.
3
1 hr
TOTAL TIME
426
CALORIES
$2.15
PER SERVING
Tuscan Tomato, Bread, and Cucumber Salad
Directions
12 STEPS
1
Place tomatoes and cherry tomatoes in a colander set over a bowl, season with 2 teaspoons kosher salt, and toss to coat
2
Set aside at room temperature to drain while you toast the bread, for at least 15 minutes, tossing occasionally
3
Preheat the oven to 350°F and adjust the rack to the center position
4
In a large bowl, toss bread cubes with 2 tablespoons olive oil, then transfer to a rimmed baking sheet
5
Bake bread cubes until crisp and firm but not browned, about 15 minutes, then remove from oven and let cool
6
Remove the colander with tomatoes from the bowl with the drained tomato juice
7
Place colander with tomatoes in the sink
8
Add shallot, garlic, mustard, and white wine vinegar to the bowl with the tomato juice, and whisking constantly, drizzle in the remaining 8 tablespoons of olive oil
9
Season dressing to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper
10
Combine toasted bread, tomatoes, cucumber, and dressing in a large bowl, then add basil leaves
11
Toss everything to coat and season with additional salt and pepper if needed
12
Let the salad rest for 30 minutes before serving, tossing occasionally until dressing is completely absorbed by the bread
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The Stay At Home Chef

Easy Creamy Cucumber Salad

This Creamy Cucumber Salad recipe is a classic family favorite recipe. Thinly sliced cucumbers and onion are tossed in a creamy vinaigrette for an easy side dish. 
2
14,865
1,714
10 min
TOTAL TIME
107
CALORIES
$1.05
PER SERVING
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Easy Creamy Cucumber Salad
A Sassy Spoon

Avocado Cucumber Salad with Sirloin Steak Tips

A delicious steak salad made with sliced mini cucumbers, diced avocado, fresh arugula, and balsamic vinegar and olive oil. SO GOOD!
1
101
35 min
TOTAL TIME
400
CALORIES
$3.03
PER SERVING
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Avocado Cucumber Salad with Sirloin Steak Tips
Dinner at the Zoo

Cucumber Salad

This classic cucumber salad is a blend of thinly sliced cucumbers, red onion and fresh dill, all tossed together in a sweet and tangy dressing. An easy and refreshing salad that takes just minutes to put together.
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5,842
104
11 min
TOTAL TIME
89
CALORIES
$0.49
PER SERVING
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Cucumber Salad
The Chunky Chef

Simple Cucumber Salad

This easy mayo-free Cucumber Salad is complete with not only fresh cucumbers, but also sweet peas, crunchy red onion, tangy tomatoes, fresh herbs and a simple balsamic vinaigrette dressing.
7
24
15 min
TOTAL TIME
173
CALORIES
$1.17
PER SERVING
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Simple Cucumber Salad
Minimalist Baker

Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad

Fresh watermelon and cucumber salad with red onion, mint leaves, and jalapeño! A refreshing plant-based side for summer and beyond! Just 10 ingredients and 20 minutes required.
4
632
242
20 min
TOTAL TIME
238
CALORIES
$1.85
PER SERVING
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Minty Watermelon Cucumber Salad
Will Cook for Friends

Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad

Make your taste buds dance with this tantalizing Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad! A cool and crunchy mix of cucumbers, sesame oil, and soy sauce, this salad is the perfect balance of sweet and savory. Serve as a side dish or enjoy it as a light lunch. Perfect for a summer day, this salad is sure to be a...
72,381
171
20 min
TOTAL TIME
83
CALORIES
$0.65
PER SERVING
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Asian Sesame Cucumber Salad
Two Peas and Their Pod

Asian Cucumber Salad

This cool and crisp cucumber salad makes a great side dish to any meal.
1
11,992
239
10 min
TOTAL TIME
87
CALORIES
$1.41
PER SERVING
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Asian Cucumber Salad
Aline Made

Asian Cucumber Salad

One of the easiest Asian cucumber salad with toasted sesame topping and sesame oil! Super quick, healthy, fresh, and so delicious!
1
20 min
TOTAL TIME
61
CALORIES
$0.46
PER SERVING
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Asian Cucumber Salad
Once Upon a Chef

Minted Cucumber Salad

This sweet and tangy cucumber salad is the perfect light side when grilling or picnicking.
51
436
105
20 min
TOTAL TIME
88
CALORIES
$0.68
PER SERVING
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Minted Cucumber Salad
The Foodie Takes Flight

Spicy Cucumber Salad

Here’s a simple yet really refreshing Spicy Cucumber Salad with a kick from the chili oil and bold flavours from the mix of garlic, soy sauce, and Chinese black vinegar. It’s also infused with some sesame oil and sesame seeds for that extra bite.
8
3,361
24
15 min
TOTAL TIME
87
CALORIES
$0.50
PER SERVING
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Spicy Cucumber Salad
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