Best Refreshing Cucumber Salad Recipe

Best Refreshing Cucumber Salad Recipe

March 18
17:45 2024

The best cool partner on those sweltering summer days is cucumber salad. It’s a crisp, refreshing burst of freshness that elevates an ordinary dinner beyond simple side dishes. It’s straightforward but elegant; the secret is to combine the correct flavors to produce the ideal, crisp crunch.

When the temperature rises, this salad is an obvious choice. Juicy cucumbers, crisp onions, and a zesty dressing make this dish feel like a little getaway on a plate. This cucumber salad is your pass to a delicious, cool getaway, whether you’re throwing a BBQ or just want to lighten up your lunch.

Active Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 25 minutes, chill included

Servings: 4

Cucumber salad ingredients:

  • cucumbers, 2 big ones, fresh off the vine
  • red onion, just a small one, sharp and quick
  • olive oil, 2 generous spoons
  • apple cider vinegar, a spoonful of tang
  • sugar, 1 teaspoon
  • salt and pepper, and dash it to taste
  • dill or parsley, fresh, like a whisper of green


  1. Slice and Dice: Those cucumbers and onions need a thin slicing; precision matters here.
  2. Dressing Dance: Olive oil, vinegar, sugar, salt, and pepper; whirl them in a bowl until they sing together.
  3. Tossing Time: Cucumbers and onions dive into the dressing. Be gentle; it’s a salad, not a stir-fry.
  4. Chill it out. Park it in the fridge. Give it 10 minutes; patience is a virtue that rewards with flavor.

To Serve

Chilled, always. This salad is like the cool breeze you crave on a hot day. Right there, on the side, it makes everything else on the plate shine a bit brighter.


Low on calories, high on hydration. Cucumbers are crunchy water with a hint of green. Light yet fulfilling, with vitamins in the mix, thanks to our green buddies and that zesty onion.

Nutrition Facts  
one serving  
Calories: 98
Total Fat: 5g
Saturated Fat: 0.7g
Cholesterol: 0g
Sodium: 600mg
Total Carbohydrates: 22g
Dietary Fiber: 1.2g
Sugars: 9g
Protein: 1.5g

Pro Tips

  • Throw in a lemon squeeze or a hint of garlic powder for a zesty twist.
  • Cherry tomatoes, olives, or crumbled feta cheese will take you straight to the Mediterranean.
  • A drizzle of honey can sweeten the deal, balancing out the tanginess.


Cucumber salad is straightforward, unpretentious, yet satisfying. It’s the go-to dish for a refreshing, hydrating bite that complements just about any meal. Trust me, once you’ve tried it, it becomes a regular in your culinary repertoire, bringing a slice of cool to your summer days.


About Author

Chris Baker

Chris Baker

I'm Christopher Baker, also known as "Mr. Crumbly Cookies." My journey into gluten-free baking began as a personal quest for wellness, not a business venture. My goal is to raise awareness about gluten-related issues and promote healthier choices. Being "Mr. Crumbly Cookies" reflects my dedication to providing delicious, gluten-free options and inspiring others to embrace a healthier lifestyle, one cookie at a time.

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