Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad


This refreshing cucumber cilantro salad, flavored with lime juice, is quick and easy to make and is great alongside steak or tacos.

close up view of Cilantro Lime Cucumber Salad with red pepper flakes in a white bowl
Prep Time:
10 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 cucumber, sliced into thin strips

  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek (chile paste) (Optional)

  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes, or to taste

  • salt to taste


  1. Mix cucumber, cilantro, lime juice, garlic, sambal oelek, red pepper flakes, and salt together in a bowl until evenly combined; allow to sit until flavors blend, at least 10 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Cucumber can also be thinly sliced into circles using a mandolin, if a different shape is desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

41 Calories
1g Fat
11g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 2
Calories 41
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 1%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 104mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 1g
Vitamin C 15mg 77%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 1mg 4%
Potassium 272mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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