10 Cucumber Salad Recipes for Summer

By McKenna Fiddler on June 6, 2016

Looking for something new to round out your lineup of go-to summer salads? We’ve got you covered. Cucumbers are cool, crisp and refreshing, while providing a great source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and potassium—a fantastic way to balance out sodium-heavy grill fare.


Cilantro-Lime Cucumber Salad

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Dress up simple sliced cucumbers with the bright additions of fresh lime and cilantro—plus a generous kick, thanks to jalapeño and red pepper.

The Food Charlatan


White Wine Cucumber Salad

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Tomatoes, onions and cucumbers tossed in a simple white wine vinaigrette. So easy, so delicious.

The Garden Grazer


Cucumber, Tomato and Avocado Salad

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Think of this as a deconstructed guacamole, complete with hearty chunks of avocado, tomato and cucumber. It's practically a meal unto itself.

Natasha's Kitchen


Quick, Refreshing Watermelon Cucumber Salad

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Two of summer's finest, most refreshing ingredients team up to form the ultimate warm weather side dish.

The Healthy Foodie


Cucumber Noodle Salad with Avocado-Dill Dressing

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Don't let the title fool you. No pasta was harmed in the making of this salad. Veggie "noodles" are a fab way to get your pasta fix, sans guilt.

The Healthy Maven


Summer Farro Salad with Cucumber, Tomatoes, Basil

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Try replacing pasta with hearty farro—it's packed with fiber and a multitude of vitamins and minerals.

The Kitchn


Spicy Korean Cucumber Salad

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A quick and easy take on Korean kimchi, this spicy cucumber salad will wake your taste buds up in a hurry.

The Kitchn


Spicy Quinoa, Cucumber and Tomato Salad

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A flavorful whole grain salad with a kick, perfect for picnics!

New York Times


Cucumber and Cottage Cheese salad with Za'atar

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Looking for a creamy alternative to mayo- or Ranch-heavy salads? This Middle Eastern-inspired variation features low-fat, protein-packed cottage cheese instead.

Kalyn's Kitchen


Pistachio-Pear Cucumber Salad

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The unexpected additions of pistachios and pears bring plenty of "wow" factor to this summer salad blend.

The Food Charlatan