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Cucumber Onion Salad with English Cucumbers and Dill

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With just a few fresh ingredients, this Cucumber Onion Salad will quickly become a go-to for summer picnics and BBQs. Everyone will love this summer salad recipe.

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When it comes to healthy and easy summer recipes, you really can't do better than this quick cucumber salad.

Almost all of the ingredients are fresh from the garden and topped vinegar and subtle seasonings. This makes a great addition to summer BBQs, especially when most side dishes are focused on pasta and potatoes. It would also be a great side for Instant Pot Goulash.

Why You'll Love This Salad

  • It's a light, healthy side dish
  • A little sweet, a little tangy and full of flavors
  • Uses just a handful of fresh ingredients
  • Comes together in minutes
  • Perfect for summer potlucks
cucumber salad in bowl and wooden spoon

What You'll Need

This quick cucumber salad tastes even better when you're able to use garden fresh ingredients!

  • English cucumbers
  • Red onion
  • Vinegar
  • Chopped dill
  • Sugar
  • Salt
  • Black pepper
  • Garlic powder

How To Make Cucumber Onion Salad

This seriously could not get any easier!

  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for an hour prior to serving.
dressing for cucumber salad

Tips To Making Cucumber Onion Salad

  • If you can't find English cucumbers, you can use regular salad cucumbers. Just take the peel off, as it tends to be tough.
  • Apple cider vinegar, white vinegar, and rice vinegar all work in this recipe. Rice vinegar is the least tangy of the options.
  • If you prefer tangy over sweet, you can omit the sugar in the recipe.

Serving Suggestions

Wondering how to serve this cucumber vinegar salad? Here are a few ideas:

  • As a side dish to grilled chicken, pork, or steak
  • Atop a burger or hot dog
  • Add it to your sandwich or wrap
  • Just enjoy a bowl of salad as an appetizer
cucumber salad on plate


What are English cucumbers?

English cucumbers are also known as European or seedless cucumbers. They're the ones you find at the store tightly wrapped in plastic, due to their thin skin. The seeds are much smaller than in a traditional cucumber.

How long will cucumber onion salad last?

Since this is made with a vinegar base, it will last in the fridge for several days. I would enjoy it within 5 days, before the cucumbers and onions become too soft. It really depends on taste.

Is cucumber a fruit or vegetable?

Cucumbers are a fruit! They may be used in the kitchen like a vegetable but they grow from seeds and flowers. They're similar to tomatoes in being used as a vegetable while technically being a fruit.

More Easy Summer Dishes:

Yield: 6 servings

Quick Cucumber Salad

Quick Cucumber Salad

How happy you feel when you eat healthily is priceless. Give cucumber a try and try this recipe. You will see that it is a recipe without complications. 10 minutes and voila!

Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  1. Mix all ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Refrigerate for an hour prior to serving.


Tricks and tips

  1. This salad goes great with feta cheese.
  2. You can also try adding chopped tomatoes. If you have cherry tomatoes, it is better to use this variety. Cut 7-8 in half.
  3. This salad is perfect as an accompaniment to fish or meat.
  4. You can take it at any time of the year but being so refreshing is especially ideal to eat in summer.

Nutrition Information



Serving Size


Amount Per Serving Calories 26Total Fat 0gSaturated Fat 0gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 0mgSodium 51mgCarbohydrates 6gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 1g

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