Cucumber Salad Recipes

Grilled Chicken Thigh and Cucumber Salad
Photo: © Con Poulos

Cucumber salad is one of our favorite side dishes — it's a fun way to turn this simple vegetable into a flavor-packed salad, whether you want something creamy, spicy, or crunchy. We love to mix them into light and fresh salads with chopped herbs, Greek yogurt, and seasonal veggies for a fast and flavorful side. Cucumbers are also super healthy, and are a great produce pick any time of year. Check out our easy and delicious cucumber salad recipes for new inspiration and refreshing ideas.

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Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

Thai Cucumber Salad with Peanuts

In this refreshing salad, crisp cucumbers and aromatic cilantro are tossed with a tangy dressing made with lime juice, fish sauce and fiery Thai chiles.

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Cucumber-and-Radish Salad with Burrata

Cucumber-and-Radish Salad with Burrata

The delicious dressing for this salad comes from the juices that form while the cucumber macerates with the other ingredients.

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Wakame-and-Cucumber Salad

Wakame-and-Cucumber Salad. Photo © Kate Mathis
© Kate Mathis

Kacie Loparto harvests seaweed along Maine's coast and sells it at farmers' markets and on her website, shesellsseaweed.com. She especially loves wakame mixed with miso, ginger and cucumber.

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Cucumber-Mint Salad with Creamy Lemon & Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

Creamy Lemon & Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

A simple salad of cucumbers and fresh spearmint comes together perfectly with a lemony, creamy vinaigrette made from Greek yogurt.

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Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad

Creamy Cucumber and Grilled Potato Salad

"When I was a kid, my mom would marinate cucumbers, red onions and canned potatoes in jarred creamy Italian dressing," says Jamie Bissonnette. "I'm not saying she was a great cook, but creamy Italian dressing is still my favorite. I make a version of it for this salad."

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Grilled Chicken Thigh and Cucumber Salad

Grilled Chicken Thigh and Cucumber Salad
© Con Poulos

"I'm a thigh guy," says chef Michael Symon, co-host of The Chew. "It has the deepest flavor of all chicken cuts."

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