Cucumber Salad Recipe

Simple Summer Salad - Cucumber and Red Onion

Now that summer is finally in full swing and cucumbers are growing in the garden and available at the farmers market, this cucumber salad is a great simple “salad” for any time of year.

summer cucumber and onion salad recipeWith only a few ingredients, cucumber and onion salad makes a great side dish to bring to an event or to whip up for dinner in a hurry. I also like it topped with some grilled chicken for a fast lunch.

Some recipes suggest scooping out the seeds of the cucumber, but personally, the seeds are my favorite part so I leave them. If they bother you, remove them first.

I’ve also seen similar recipes with tomatoes added, though I couldn’t have them on my autoimmune protocol, so I never added them. Feel free to add some cherry tomatoes if you like them and tolerate them.

The mixture of vinegar, honey, and spices lends an excellent flavor to the fresh cucumbers and is a light and refreshing salad…

Cucumber & Red Onion Summer Salad
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Cucumber Salad Recipe

A simple cucumber and onion salad seasoned with flavors of garlic and dill.
Course Salad, Side
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 128kcal
Author Katie Wells



  • Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise and then slice.
  • Thinly slice the onion.
  • Place the cucumber and onion in a medium sized bowl.
  • In a glass 2 cup measure make the dressing by whisking together the vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, pepper, garlic, and dill.
  • Pour the dressing over the cucumbers and onions and stir until well coated.
  • Store in the refrigerator for at least two hours to let flavors marry.
  • Serve and enjoy. 


Pairs especially well with grilled meats and summer dishes.


Calories: 128kcal | Carbohydrates: 13.1g | Protein: 1.4g | Fat: 8.6g | Saturated Fat: 1.3g | Sodium: 201mg | Fiber: 1.2g | Sugar: 8.8g

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