Cucumber Salad Recipes

Find delicious salads with cucumbers and other vegetables, as well as cucumber salads with different types of meat.

Staff Picks

Cucumber Salad with Sour Cream and Dill Dressing

Rating: 3 stars 1074
We've given this creamy cucumber salad recipe a healthy update. But it's still so good, you won't even notice! Reduced-fat sour cream (in place of full-fat) lowers the calorie count without losing taste.

Cucumber-Herb Salad

Simple salads like this one are a great way to use summer's bounty. Here, kirby cucumbers are turned into a crunchy make-ahead side salad chock full of mixed tender herbs like parsley, mint, and chives.

Thai Cucumber Salad

The vegetables in this crunchy, satisfying Thai Cucumber Salad can be tossed together with the tangy rice vinegar dressing a week in advance, leaving nothing more to do before serving than to scatter roasted peanuts and fresh herbs over the top.

Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Salad

This Sweet-and-Sour Cucumber Salad is spiced with a little dry mustard.

Cucumber Salad with Radish and Dill

Rating: 3 stars 69
Cucumbers and radishes are a good pair, each offering distinctive texture, flavor, and color. This Cucumber Salad with Radish and Dill is a refreshing side dish.

Cucumber Salad with White-Wine Vinaigrette

Classic Scandinavian ingredients cucumber and dill come together in this simple, refreshing salad.

Ginger Cucumber Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 20
A refreshing summer side dish, this Ginger Cucumber Salad is a great addition to any summer menu. 

Lamb Meatballs with Cucumbers and Herbs

Flecked with coriander, cinnamon, and cumin, lamb meatballs rest on a bed of dill, parsley, and mint in this composed salad that takes cues from Middle Eastern cuisine. Serve them with a swipe of labneh and quick-pickled red onions and golden raisins—and enjoy the culinary journey. This recipe is featured in the cookbook Salad Freak: Recipes to Feed a Healthy Obsession ($26.99,

Grilled Fish with Spicy Cantaloupe-Cucumber Salad

Rating: 3.5 stars 8
This Grilled Fish with Spicy Cantaloupe-Cucumber Salad features Southeast Asian-inspired flavors of ginger, fish sauce, lime and mint. And, it only takes 30 minutes to prepare.

Cucumber Salad with Herbs, Kumquats, and Sumac Dressing

Chopped fresh herbs take this crisp cucumber salad to the next level. Sliced kumquats and sumac provide a vibrant counterpoint to both the cucumbers, and any main you pair the salad with.

Charred-Cucumber-and-Radish Salad with Yogurt

It's worth seeking out edible flowers for this striking Charred-Cucumber-and-Radish Salad with Yogurt summer side dish—we used borage blossoms, sweet alyssum, and nasturtiums.

Salad-Stuffed Tomatoes

Rating: 3 stars 1
Serve your favorite salad ingredients stuffed inside a ripe, juicy tomato.

Inspiration and Ideas

30 Cool Cucumber Recipes You'll Want to Make All Summer Long
Few foods are as refreshing or adaptable as cucumbers. Their subtle flavor and high-water content make them a welcome addition to a range of dishes, from salads and soups to pickles and cocktails.
Tomato-Cucumber Salad
Serve this Tomato-Cucumber Salad with our Savory Pain Perdu.
Avocado, Beet, Pea and Cucumber Salad

Earthy and sweet flavors combine in this Avocado, Beet, Pea and Cucumber Salad. Crunchy cucumber, soft beets, sweet peas, and creamy avocado combine for a tasty salad