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Cucumber Salad combines the crunch of fresh cucumbers with a light and tangy homemade vinaigrette and a hint of red onion making it the perfect side dish recipe on a warm summer evening.
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Cucumber Onion Salad

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. 
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber onion salad, cucumber salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 42kcal
Author: Gwynn Galvin



  • 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. 

Swirls of Flavor Recipe Tips

  • Add fresh dill
  • Peel the cucumber skins in stripes for a pretty presentation
  • Stir in sliced radishes
  • Make with sweet white onions
  • Stir in a few spoonfuls of sour cream or Greek yogurt for a creamy cucumber salad
  • Recipe is great for a larger group and can easily be halved for a smaller weeknight side dish


Calories: 42kcal | Carbohydrates: 5g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 321mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 54IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 12mg | Iron: 1mg