Cucumber salads come in all shapes and sizes. Perfect for hot summer days and a popular ingredient for absorbing Asian flavours, we have a ton to choose from. We are confident you’ll find one that suits your palate!
Cucumbers are incredibly versatile and it’s an ingredient that is affordable, available all year round and can be found wherever you are. It’s also the one vegetable that we all unanimously eat raw, making it a truly easy ingredient to prepare.
Over the years, we have learnt to prepare cucumbers in a myriad of ways. We can simply slice them, use a peeler to create long thin ribbons, smash them or even create fun cucumber slinkies!
This vegetable is relatively bland and it has the ability to absorb the flavours of the other ingredients, making it a great vehicle for salad dressings, sauces and pungent additions like garlic and onion.
Continental, Persian, qukes, Lebanese, baby, English, just to name a few of its different types. Some are better than others, depending on how you wish to prepare your cucumber salad.
The collection here will get you really excited. It’s amazing what one can do with cucumbers to make the perfect side dish to accompany so many different types of recipes. Enjoy!
Asian Cucumber Salads
We absolutely adore using cucumbers for Asian salads. Sauces and dressings permeate the flesh of the cucumbers making them ever so flavourful. Korean, Thai, Indian, Taiwanese, just to name a few. All so delicious.
A staple in the repertoire of Korean side dishes, this Korean cucumber salad (oi muchim) is incredibly easy to make with no cooking required.
Spicy, aromatic and crunchy, watch it get devoured in seconds!
This Thai Cucumber Salad recipe is crunchy, sweet & tangy. The dressing combines lime juice, garlic, fish sauce and sugar for the perfect blend of umami flavour. And, the salad ingredients couldn’t be simpler. Cucumber, red onion, jalapenos and cilantro.
It’s a refreshing salad that can be made ahead of time and is perfect for the warm summer months.
Chop. Toss. Serve. This classic Indian salad is all done in under 15 minutes with no cooking required.
Simple everyday ingredients such as tomato, onion and cucumber make this kachumber salad a midweek favourite.
This copycat Din Tai Fung Cucumber Salad is bursting with flavour.
Beautifully marinated cucumbers drizzled in chili oil is an outstanding vegetarian appetizer you can enjoy for any special occasion!
Understated yet so refreshingly cool. We adore Chinese smashed cucumber salad (pai huang gua 拍黃瓜).
This is a 15 minute side dish full of crunchy texture and garlicky tangy flavours that are a perfect companion to rich or spicy foods and hot weather.
Dive into a traditional style salad that heralds from the intertwining of Chinese and British Malay cultures of centuries past.
This Zucchini and Cucumber Salad celebrates the fusion between the 2 cuisines, replicated nowhere else in the world.
Spicy Cucumber Salad is a refreshing and flavourful side dish made of cooling fresh cucumbers spiked with chili crisp and other seasonings.
It’s crunchy and light, but also packed with the intense flavours of chili crisp, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and garlic.
Need some Asian inspired pickles to give some variety?
These Korean pickles in soy sauce brine, commonly known in Korea as jangajji, may just be exactly what you’re looking for. Sweet, umami, salty and spicy, it is a pickling recipe worth keeping!
Super simple to make, this hydrating cucumber salad has an earthy, rustic tempering of cumin seeds in ghee and is perfectly spiced with green chilies.
Topped with roasted ground peanuts and cilantro, this salad is ready in under 10 minutes and so fun to eat!
Asian spiralized cucumber salad is a refreshing side dish for summer grilling!
This salad highlights the best part of cucumber, it’s refreshing bite, and turns it into a vehicle for a bright Asian-inspired dressing and lots of herbs.
Easy Cucumber Salads
The beauty of a cucumber is that it is so easy to prepare, making it one of the most popular ingredients to toss through a salad. Pair them up with some cheese, fruit or herbs and you have yourself a delectable cucumber salad.
Serve up this golden berry salad with some easy ingredients such as baby cucumbers and tomatoes for the perfect no-cook summer salad.
The perfect accompaniment for heavier meals as sweetness and tartness help to balance out flavours and textures.
An incredibly refreshing kiwi, basil and cucumber salad from one of the best chefs in Paris that works surprisingly well together. They’re sliced thinly, dressed with a little good olive oil, crunchy Maldon salt and fresh basil leaves for a blast of summer flavours.
The bonus is that this salad can be made in under 10 minutes!
This incredibly refreshing Cucumber Melon Salad with Feta + Mint is loaded with crisp cucumber, sweet summer cantaloupe, and salty chards of feta cheese.
Simplicity at it’s best!
Grilled sweet pineapple with fresh crunchy cucumber layered with a spicy peanut dressing takes this Asian salad to the next level of deliciousness.
It is perfectly refreshing and so easy to make. A wonderful side dish for BBQs, potlucks and summer parties.
This simple and refreshing Melon, Cucumber and Watermelon Radish Salad is perfect for summer entertaining!
Sweet and refreshing melon with cooling cucumber, slightly bitter watermelon radish and goat cheese topped with a fresh mint lime and honey vinaigrette is the perfect combination of textures and flavours.
Crunchy, spicy, salty, tangy, and sweet, this refreshingly delicious Mango, Jicama and Cucumber Salad is a delightful change of pace from your standard green salad.
Celebrate warm weather in style with this yummy side dish that is perfect for picnics, potlucks, and cook outs!
This beautiful summer salad recipe with strawberries and cucumbers is refreshing and delicious.
It’s perfect for late spring and early summer when strawberries are at their peak. The crunchy cucumber pairs perfectly and it’s topped with a healthy portion of chopped herbs and crumbly feta.
Summer Cucumber Salads
The high water content and crunch of the cucumber make for the perfect ingredient to make a salad to help you cool down.
They are able to retain their crunch and refreshing qualities for some time so they are excellent salads to have when dining al fresco, to bring to a cookout or simply to have on its own.
Encrust the humble avocado with nutty black sesame seeds as you serve it up with cucumber, exposed pea pods and some greens.
Accompanied by a delicious raspberry walnut dressing, this salad is easy to make over and over again.
Creamy Cucumber Tomato Salad made with crispy cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and tossed in creamy garlic and dill dressing.
It’s 15 minute side dish you will make all summer long!
Mix together 6 ingredients in just minutes with this easy no-cook bean salad recipe. Perfect for summer evenings when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen!
This bean salad will hold up pretty well in the refrigerator for a few days, making it a great make-ahead dish, and a lovely addition to your lunchbox.
This Creamy Vegan Cucumber Salad with Dill and Red Onion is filled with delicious fresh cucumbers, savory herbs and spices, and a bright squeeze of lemon!
Enjoy it as a side dish or as a light and tasty lunch.
Borage has a mild taste that resembles cucumber, and it’s flowers are sweet and delicious.
Borage is easy to grow, and has notable health benefits. Make this cucumber borage flower salad to celebrate this wonder edible flower crop.
How stunning is this cucumber salad?
Sweet, tangy, cool (as a cucumber!), and bursting with umami from the toasted sesame oil, this Sesame Cucumber Spiralized Salad is absolutely perfect for hot summer weather and the perfect compliment to any entrée.
And it only takes FIVE minutes to throw together!!
This Cucumber and Radish Salad is sweet, tangy, and delicious.
Dressed in a sweet red wine vinaigrette and flavoured with fresh dill, it’s the perfect refreshing, low-carb side to any meal.
Cucumber Salads with Fruit
Fruit and cucumber are an excellent match. From mangoes to finger limes to melons, they are all just delicious. You’d be hard pressed to decide which one to try first!
This is a cucumber and tomato salad but it ain’t boring!
Mix in tangy tamarillo, aromatic basil, creamy crumbled goat cheese and top with toasted panko breadcrumbs, you have a tasty salad worth sharing.
This simple Cucumber Strawberry Salad recipe is the perfect start to a Spring or Summer meal.
Crisp spirals of shaved cucumber are served alongside sweet strawberries on a bed of tangy, whipped goat cheese.
Explosive. Zesty. Tart. Native. Caviar. Bushfood. Expressive words to describe the ever so trendy, yet ancient Australian finger lime.
No better partner than one that lets it shine, the humble cucumber gives crunch and freshness. What a salad!
Looks fancy yet so easy, this simple Mixed Green Salad is made with super tasty fresh ingredients.
Leafy greens, crunchy cucumber, crisp apple and soft avocado! Wonderful for any time of the year including summer, this recipe is for one of the best green salads out there!
Melon Cucumber Salsa is crisp, refreshing, and flavourful! It comes together with fresh melon, cucumber, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, and cilantro.
This light salsa is perfect for summer! It’s great as an appetizer, side dish, or topped on tacos.
Cucumber Salads We Know and Love
So many of the classic salad recipes we love include the humble cucumber. Try our easy Greek salad, traditional Fattoush or a classic Shirazi.
Our easy no-fuss Greek salad shows how simple, fresh ingredients can make a delicious salad in 15 minutes.
Following a classic recipe with chunky cucumber, tomato, bell peppers, feta and olives, plus a homemade oregano red wine vinegar dressing, you will be making this fresh salad on repeat.
This healthy Mediterranean cucumber salad is filled with fresh vegetables, protein-rich quinoa, cannellini beans, and pine nuts, all topped with a flavorful smooth lemony dressing.
You’ll make this tasty, colourful, protein-filled Mediterranean salad again and again!
Colourful, bright and refreshingly delicious, you can not go past this popular Lebanese fattoush salad recipe.
We adore the crunchy homemade fried pita chips and zesty sumac dressing all mixed in with chopped seasonal fresh vegetables to create the perfect easy side salad.
This simple Shirazi Salad recipe features fresh cucumbers, juicy tomatoes, and crisp red onion.
Dressed with plenty of fresh herbs and tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice and olive oil. Every bite is bursting with fresh flavour!
A super simple and easy to make Mediterranean Cucumber Salad that is packed with cucumber, olives, onion, bell pepper, chickpeas, fresh herbs and an utterly delicious homemade dressing! Gluten-free and vegan.
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