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Quick and Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Quick cucumber salad recipe you would make over and over again! This simple and easy cucumber salad is light, refreshing and healthy. It is a perfect side dish the whole family would love. This easy salad recipe uses a handful of ingredients, it is so simple a child could make it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 5 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, British, German
Servings 4
Calories 79 kcal


  • colander
  • Mandoline slicer or
  • Kitchen knife


  • 2 large seedless English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar:
  • 2 teaspoon dried dill:
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar:
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or as needed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 small red onion sliced
  • 4 tablespoons water


  • wash the cucumber and slice off the two ends. Using a mandolin slicer or kitchen knife, cut the cucumber thinly but not wafer-thin. Transfer it to a shallow bowl and sprinkle some salt it, then toss to combine. Set aside to make the dressing and slice the onion.
  • To a small bowl, add vinegar, sugar, water, dill and olive oil and mix to combine to dissolve the sugar.
  • Add the sliced cucumber to a colander to drain the sweated water, then return it to the bowl and add the sliced onions
  • Pour the dressing over the cucumber and onions and toss to combine. Taste and adjust the salt to suit your taste. Cover the salad with a cling film and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes before serving. This salad can be eaten immediately too if time is of the essence.


Other variations to this recipe
  • Add chopped tomatoes to this recipe to make tomato cucumber salad.
  • For creamy cucumber salad, add about 2 tablespoons of mayonnaise, Greek yogurt or sour cream to this recipe.
  • For Asian cucumber salad, use sesame oil instead of olive oil, add some fresh chilli or red pepper flakes to make it spicy. Finish it off with a sprinkle of sesame seeds.
  • Make this salad tangy by adding lemon juice and a teeny tiny bit of lemon zest
  • Add some chopped green onions or chives for finesse. Chopped parsley can also be added to cucumber salad.


Calories: 79kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 588mgPotassium: 277mgFiber: 1gSugar: 7gVitamin A: 187IUVitamin C: 6mgCalcium: 39mgIron: 1mg

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