Cucumber Salad is the perfect summer side dish! It can be made ahead of time, it is budget-friendly, gluten-free, light, and refreshing, and no matter how you choose to make it, it usually only requires a few easy ingredients. It is incredible how great cucumbers taste after they marinate with flavors in the fridge. Here are the best cucumber recipes on the interwebs you need to try this summer!
What is Cucumber Salad?
Cucumber Salad is traditionally called Mizeria and originated in Poland. It mainly consists of sliced cucumbers mixed with a dollop of sour cream. It might have vinegar, oil, sliced red onion, salt, pepper, or herbs such as fresh dill.
These days, there are plenty of ways to prepare cucumber salad, and folks tend to prepare cucumber salad with Greek, Mediterranean, and Asian flavors. I have compiled a list of the best Cucumber Salad Recipes to enjoy with your family this summer!
Do you peel your cucumber?
It is not necessary to peel your cucumber, although, when you are using larger cucumbers, the skin may have a waxy consistency and taste bitter. Many people choose to peel larger cucumbers before cutting them into slices. I do not peel the skin if I am using small English cucumbers.
Cucumbers make for a quick and easy vegetable side dish! Cucumbers are filled with vitamin c, calcium, fiber, and potassium and have minimal calories and carbohydrates. Serving cucumber salad is the perfect refreshing summer dish to enjoy on a hot day!
Chimichurri sauce is a tangy sauce with fresh herbs, garlic, and vinegar. Cucumbers taste amazing when they are marinated in chimichurri sauce!
If you like creamy cucumbers, you need to try this pickle juice ranch cucumber salad! Pickle juice and ranch dressing taste so good together! and you will love the taste of this tangy-sweet summer salad!
If you love cilantro, then you are going to find inspiration in this creamy cilantro cucumber salad! You will get invited to a lot of picnics when you show up with this salad!
This Asian-inspired cucumber salad calls for vinegar, sesame oil, and other Asian flavors. I highly recommend adding sesame seeds on top!
Old fashioned cucumber salad is probably the cucumber onion salad you remember your grandmother making when you were a kid. It is an easy side dish to make with just a few ingredients.
This Mediterranean cucumber tomato salad is full of Mediterranean flavors and makes for a light side dish. You can make this with cherry tomatoes or tomato slices.
When you make this polish cucumber salad, you will want to use a mandoline to make the slices super thin! This easy creamy cucumber salad recipe has a creamy dressing that can be made with sour cream, mayonnaise, or greek yogurt.
If you like Greek flavors, you must try this easy cucumber salad recipe that features red onions, tomatoes, olives, Greek seasonings, and feta cheese.
You will love the flavor of hot pepper, onion, scallions, and ginger in this Thai cucumber salad recipe. This cucumber salad recipe tastes excellent over Asian-style seafood!
I would love to hear from you if you made any of these delicious and refreshing cucumber salad recipes! Please comment below this blog post or tag me on social media and let me know how these salads worked out for you! You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, or Twitter.