Smashed Cucumber Salad
By crushing our cucumber before we cut it, we produce flavors that un-smashed cukes can't. When you crush the cells in a vegetable, as opposed to cutting cleanly through them, certain compounds get mixed together, which can result in a significantly different flavor. In cucumbers this is a good thing--onions, not so much. But this salad is one of my all-time favorite cold summer side dishes. The only decision you're going to have to make is how long to let the cucumbers marinate--half an hour or so or not at all.
Japanese Cucumber Sunomono
Cucumber sunomono is a tasty Japanese cucumber salad made with just a few easy-to-find ingredients. Serve this as a Japanese appetizer, or as a salad or side dish to pair with any meal. Nice for a summer BBQ!
Tangy Cucumber and Avocado Salad
Hey, need a fast, easy, crowd-pleasing salad that is easy to play with to suit different tastes? Try this, and you are sure to have a hit!
This is a popular salad from Northern China that's gaining popularity in the United States. Toss in peanuts, shrimp, or tofu for some protein.
Serve this cool, refreshing salad with my Lamb Tagine and Moroccan Couscous on this site. Make the salad early in the day and keep in the refrigerator to let the flavors blend and intensify. Add more mint to taste, but do not substitute dried mint; the flavor is just not the same.
Cucumber Slices With Dill
This cool cucumber salad is quick and easy to prepare. It does require at least 2 hours in the fridge for the fullest flavor so plan ahead!
Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad
This is an easy salad that is perfect for a warm summer day.
Good for You Greek Salad
A yummy and low-fat Greek salad recipe. You can use two green onions instead of the small red onion, if you wish.
Arabic Fattoush Salad
Fattoush is one of the most well known Middle Eastern salads and a standard dish on the 'mezza' (small dishes) table. It's a colorful tossed salad with a lemony garlic dressing, and if you've never made a single Arabic dish, this is a delicious and healthy place to start.