Cucumber Salad Recipes
Cucumber-Fennel Salad with Herbed Goat Yogurt
Star chef and Top Chef judge Tom Colicchio is crazy about Catapano Dairy Farm in Peconic, Long Island. The five-acre property has 95 or so milking goats, which generate about 60 pounds of cheese and yogurt on any given day. Capatano's fresh and aged cheeses are excellent, but Colicchio's favorite is the creamy, superbly tangy and slightly funky goat yogurt, which he uses for this supremely simple and delicious salad. It's a perfect summery side dish, and also makes a great crunchy topping for burgers.
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.
Yogurt-and-Cucumber Salad (Mast-o Khiar)
Mast-o khiar is a refreshing yogurt salad made with cucumbers, dill, garlic and shallots. It can be served alongside everything from Persian flatbread to meats and fish.
Cucumber-Grapefruit Crab Salad
Sandro Gamba uses nonfat yogurt in many of his sauces and salad dressings. Here he mixes it with succulent Dungeness crab, a high-protein seafood that's also high in iron and zinc.
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.
Cucumber Salad with Buttermilk Dressing and Pickled Onion
Michael Fojtasek and Grae Nonas cut two different types of cucumber into slices and chunks and serve them with a creamy herb dressing and sunflower sprouts and seeds.
Homestyle Cucumber Salad with Garlic
This cold, crispy, superfast recipe from blogger Kian Lam Kho makes an excellent side dish.
Cucumber-Mint Salad with 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.
Corn, Cucumber, and Feta Salad
This super fast corn salad gets a Greek twist with cucumber and a generous helping of feta.
Cabbage, Cucumber and Fennel Salad with Dill
To keep the vegetables in this salad crisp, Jeff Cerciello soaks them in ice water and then dries them in a salad spinner before tossing them with a lightly tangy creme fraiche and poppy seed dressing.
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."
Grilled Chicken Thigh and Cucumber Salad
"I'm a thigh guy," says chef Michael Symon, co-host of The Chew. "It has the deepest flavor of all chicken cuts."