Easy Summer Cucumber Salad is a refreshing take on your typical side salad that features fresh cucumber, red onion, and has a tangy flavor. Its light, comes together quickly, and pairs perfectly with countless summer dishes.
Some of the best flavors in summer are the ones that are fresh and cool you down. Think: watermelon, peaches, cucumbers, crisp romaine, lemonade. These all have something in common of course. They are or are derived from fresh produce. Don’t get me wrong, I love my ice cream in the summer, but sometimes nothing beats a juicy plum on the beach. Or frozen grapes – have you tried them?! It’s a great diet hack when you want ice cream!
Anyway, I’m always more interested in eating fruits and vegetables in the summer because they are abundant and refreshing. But the summer is long, and I get bored with foods easily. I blame this on the fact that I am NOT a picky eater…so I like to eat it all. Because of this, I like to have many salad options to choose from.
Summer is definitely the time when we want to be outside more, not necessarily burning up in a kitchen with a really involved dish. I save those for the fall and winter. So, this Easy Summer Cucumber Salad is about as simple as it gets. There’s literally two steps to making it: slice vegetables & mix it all together! Doesn’t get any easier than that.
Crisp cucumbers are the star in this one, so make sure you get great ones. The red onion is such a nice contrast, plus the acidic vinegar and lemon juice acts like your dressing, while the olive oil makes it have a really smooth finish. No mixing of dressing beforehand required either.
It will pair well with any protein you make whether its seafood, BBQ chicken on the grill, steaks, hamburgers & hot dogs…you name it. Speaking of BBQ – I really can’t wait to have my own! Can you think of an easier dinner? Toss some BBQ Chicken on the grill plus this salad…dinner is served! My two tips are these: make extra and slice your cucumbers THINNN!! Enjoy!
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Easy Summer Cucumber Salad
- 2 large cucumbers
- ½ cup thin sliced red onion
- Sea salt & pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
- Drizzle olive oil
- 1 tsp lemon juice
Slice cucumbers thinly. Mix all the ingredients together.