Cucumber Salad with Herbs, Kumquats, and Sumac Dressing

cucumber salad with herbs kumquats and sumac dressing
Photo: The Ingalls
Total Time:
25 mins

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.


  • 1 tablespoon finely grated lemon zest, plus 3 tablespoons fresh juice

  • 1 tablespoon sumac

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • ½ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 8 cups tender baby greens, such as arugula, frilly mustard, and red-veined watercress

  • 2 cups fresh tender-herb leaves, such as mint, cilantro, and dill

  • 2 cups thinly sliced mini cucumbers (from 2)

  • 1 cup thinly sliced scallions (from 4)

  • ½ cup thinly sliced kumquats (from 8)


  1. Whisk together zest, juice, and sumac; season with salt and pepper. Whisk in oil to combine. Toss remaining ingredients with half of dressing. Serve with additional dressing, if desired.

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