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Cucumber Salad Recipes

Cucumbers add crunch and refreshing flavor to all sorts of salads.

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Mom's Cucumbers

Rating: 4.64 stars
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Tasty marinated cucumbers. Ideal for a fresh side salad.

Smashed Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.67 stars
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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.

Refreshing Cucumber Watermelon Salad

Rating: 4.51 stars
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I make this for all of my summer picnics, a huge hit!

Japanese Cucumber Sunomono

Rating: 5 stars
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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

Rating: 4.45 stars
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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!

Tiger Salad

Rating: 4.76 stars
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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.

Cucumber Raita

Rating: 4.33 stars
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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

Rating: 4.47 stars
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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

Rating: 4.71 stars
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This is an easy salad that is perfect for a warm summer day.

Good for You Greek Salad

Rating: 4.64 stars
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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

Rating: 4.76 stars
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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.

Mexican Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.25 stars
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A combination of cool and crunchy vegetables with a zap of crushed red pepper and other seasonings.
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Thai Cucumber Salad

Rating: Unrated
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"I have made this so many times! It's delicious and a great side to grilled meat or any BBQ. Perfect summertime salad—but I think I'll be eating this year-round!" – ckrey83

Cool Cucumber Salads That Are Hot Right Now

Crisp, crunchy, and refreshing, cucumbers are ideal for salads of all kinds. Here are some of our favorite cucumber salad recipes to try.

Mom's Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.51 stars
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This is the recipe that my mom made when I was small. It is still one of my favorites. Some friends add a little green onion to the recipe. My kids and I just aren't raw onion fans. Enjoy!