Our Cucumber Salad recipe combines the crunch of fresh cucumbers with a light and tangy homemade vinaigrette and a hint of red onion. Our easy cucumber salad is the perfect side dish recipe on a warm summer evening.
Cucumber Salad Recipe
When cucumbers grow with such enthusiasm in summer gardens it’s time to make Cucumber Salad! The crisp fresh flavor of the cucumbers are brightened by the sweet tangy-ness of the light vinaigrette making this quick cucumber salad a new favorite.
Cucumber Salad will be a refreshing compliment to you next summertime meal and will look so pretty served in one of my favorite dishes! Dining al fresco just got more delicious!
How to select cucumbers?
Select cucumbers that are:
- firm in texture
- bright medium to dark green in color
- cucumbers with thin skins have fewer seeds than cucumber with thicker skins, who knew?
Store cucumbers in the refrigerator and they will stay fresh for several days.
What are the benefits of cucumbers?
Cucumbers provide us with valuable benefits. These benefits include:
- anti-inflammatory properties
- contain antioxidants
- may reduce your risk of cancer
- high in nutrients
- low in calories
- may lower blood sugar
- promote hydration
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When cucumbers grow with such enthusiasm in summer gardens it's time to make Cucumber Salad! The crisp fresh flavor of the cucumbers are brightened by the sweet tangyness of the light vinaigrette.
Combine all ingredients in serving dish and toss until evenly coated.
Serve immediately. Cucumbers release their water content as they sit so this is best served as soon as you toss it!
Makes 5 cups.