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How to Make Cucumber Salad

How to make cucumber salad is an easy recipe that is both good for you and tastes delicious. It’s also easy to make with a combination of cucumbers, grape tomatoes, Vidalia onion, parsley, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, honey, salt, and pepper.

If you’re looking for some other yummy salad recipes to try Creamy Grape Salad or Rustic Bread Salad with Heirloom Tomatoes.

How to Make Cucumber Salad Ingredients in a White Bowl

This tasty dish is a staple in most Southern kitchens. Most traditional recipes don’t have the honey added, but doing so makes the recipe more kid-friendly and adds a touch of sweetness that takes the dish to another level.

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Here are some fun facts about the ingredients in this how to make cucumber salad recipe:

Cucumbers

Cucumbers sliced on a wooden surface.

Cucumbers are low in calories yet full of vitamins and minerals. When I peel my cucumbers, I usually leave strands of skin to get the benefit of Vitamin K.

For the best tasting cucumbers, choose the younger specimens that look like they are bursting with juice. They can last up to one week in the refrigerator.

Grape Tomatoes

Grape tomatoes sliced in half.

The good news is grape tomatoes have the same nutritional benefits as regular tomatoes. They are rich in lycopene, potassium, folate, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple Cider Vinegar in a glass jar with apples in a basket behind it.

Apple cider vinegar is one of those home remedies that has been used for centuries because of all the health benefits it offers. You want to make sure you buy apple cider vinegar “with the mother” because the clear apple cider vinegar doesn’t have the same nutritional value.

You can substitute other vinegar for apple cider vinegar in the how to make cucumber salad recipe, but they won’t give you the same benefits.

Raw Honey

Raw honey spilled on a wood surface with a wand.

Raw honey has been used for centuries as an aid for overall health. It has antioxidants that helps protect the body from inflammation.

Did you know that eating local honey may help desensitize you to the pollens in your area?

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I found this recipe in Jamie Deen’s Good Food. You can find the book on Amazon here.

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Here’s How to Make Cucumber Salad

Ingredients for Cucumber Salad

2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced

1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half

1/4 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced (or other sweet onion)

2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley

salt and freshly ground pepper

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

1 tablespoon olive oil

2 teaspoons raw honey

Directions for How to Make Cucumber Salad

  1. In a large bowl, mix together the sliced cucumber, grape tomatoes, Vidalia onion, and parsley. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. In a separate small bowl, mix together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Whisk until honey is dissolved.
  3. Pour the mixed dressing over the cucumber salad and mix ingredients. Let stand for at least 20 minutes to allow flavors to marinate.

Printable Version for Homemade Cucumber Salad:

Yield: 6 Servings

How to Make Cucumber Salad

How to Make Cucumber Salad Ingredients in a White Bowl

This delicious cucumber salad is marinated in a dressing made of olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper. Your family will love it and it's good for you too. It makes the perfect side dish.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Additional Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 1/4 Vidalia onion, thinly sliced (or other sweet onion)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped Italian parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons honey

Instructions

1. In a large bowl, mix together the sliced cucumber, grape tomatoes, Vidalia onion, and Italian parsley. Lightly season with salt and pepper.

2. Mix together the apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and honey in a separate small bowl. Add salt and pepper. Whisk until honey is dissolved.

3. Pour the mixed dressing over the cucumber salad and mix ingredients. Let stand for 20 minutes to allow flavors to marniate.

Nutrition Information

Yield

6

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 52Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 2gCholesterol 0mgSodium 55mgCarbohydrates 7gFiber 1gSugar 5gProtein 1g

Tips for Making Cucumber Salad:

  1. Make sure you use apple cider vinegar “with the mother.” You can easily find it in most grocery stores, or you can order it from Amazon here.
  2. Adjust the ingredients to your family’s taste. You can add more vinegar if you prefer a more tangy salad or add more honey for a sweeter taste.
  3. You can also substitute Italian parsley with fresh dill, chives, or any fresh herb you like better.
  4. The longer you marinate the salad, the better the flavors will be. I like to make my cucumber salad in the morning, so it’s ready for lunch.
  5. Red onion can be substituted for Vidalia onion.

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Tori

Tuesday 4th of May 2021

Yum! Definitely need to think about something like this to go with my Summer salad options.

Kelly

Friday 14th of May 2021

So glad you found the recipe Tori! It's so simple and good for you.

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