Inspirational recipes for cucumber salads in 7 different variations! Always healthy, fast and tasty!

A typical summer vegetable that, in addition to the kitchen, has a variety of uses as well as cosmetics.

Salad cucumber is made almost entirely of water, thanks to which it always refreshes us perfectly.

Get inspired by our cucumber salad recipes.

It can be prepared in many variations and its preparation is very easy and fast.

You will appreciate it not only as a great side dish for summer barbecues.

Which one will you try first?

Simple cucumber salad

A very simple recipe with only a few ingredients. Their flavors then combine perfectly and make this salad a great refreshing treat.


  • 2 salad cucumbers
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons of fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon of salt


  1. Wash the cucumbers and cut them into thin slices.
  2. Peel the onion and also cut it into thin slices.
  3. Salt the cucumber slices in a large bowl and let them sweat for an hour.
  4. Then drain the liquid and mix the cucumbers with onion slices.
  5. Combine the sugar, vinegar, and water in a small saucepan and stir until dissolved and the liquid turns clear, about 3-5 minutes.
  6. Pour the dressing over the cucumbers and onions.
  7. Stir in the finely chopped dill.
  8. Cover the bowl with cling film and refrigerate for an hour.

Cucumber salad prepared in this way tastes great as a side dish to grilled meat.

A mixture of cucumber slices, red onion and dill in a simple salad.

Greek Cucumber Tzatziki Salad

A traditional Greek delicacy that combines the taste of cucumber, Greek yogurt and herbs. Prepare it at home too!


  • 2 cups coarsely grated cucumber
  • 1 and 1/2 cups white Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pressed clove of garlic
  • salt


  1. Squeeze the grated cucumber between your palms or using a potato masher to remove excess moisture.
  2. Transfer the squeezed cucumber to a bowl.
  3. Add yogurt, olive oil, fresh herbs, lemon juice, crushed garlic and salt.
  4. Mix everything thoroughly.
  5. Let the mixture rest for 5 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  6. Taste and add more chopped fresh herbs, lemon juice or salt if needed.
  7. Serve the tzatziki immediately or let it cool in the refrigerator.

Tzatziki tastes great with grilled vegetables, savory pastries and meat.

A bowl with the traditional Greek delicacy tzatziki.

Salad cucumbers are not a popular type of cucumber. Do you love pickles? Make a great cucumber sauce from them.

Summer salad of cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas and herbs

A great salad option that will fill you up perfectly. Try it as a summer lunch.


  • 3 salad cucumbers
  • 300 g cherry tomatoes
  • 1 cup canned chickpeas
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons of olive oil
  • salt


  1. Wash the cucumber and tomatoes, cut the cucumber into pieces, split the cherry tomatoes.
  2. Place in a large bowl and add the rinsed chickpeas, chopped red onion, crumbled feta cheese, half the dill, parsley and mint.
  3. Mix everything and add lemon juice, olive oil and salt.
  4. Mix again.
  5. Transfer the salad to a serving plate or salad bowl, sprinkle with the remaining feta and herbs.

Cucumber salad with chickpeas, tomatoes, feta and herbs tastes great especially with whole grain bread.

A dish made from a mixture of cucumbers, tomatoes, chickpeas and feta cheese.

A variety of cucumber salads also go well with home-baked bread. Try our crispy homemade baguettes .

Cucumber salad with cream and dill

A very simple and quick salad that you will appreciate as a great side dish at a garden party.


  • 3 cups peeled cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1 tbsp chopped fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried minced garlic or a small amount of fresh crushed garlic


  1. In a medium bowl, combine sour cream, vinegar, dill, sugar, salt, and garlic.
  2. Add the cucumbers and red onion and stir.
  3. Cover the bowl with cling film and leave in the fridge for at least 2 hours.

Serve the cucumber salad with cream and dill as a side dish to, for example, grilled meat.

Salad prepared from salad cucumber, sour cream and dill.

Cucumber salad recipes represent the most common way to consume salad cucumbers. But did you know that they can also be canned? Get inspired by our recipes for canned salads !

Spring salad with cucumber and radishes

A very tasty and easy salad that you can serve as an unusual side dish to roasted or grilled meat.


  • 1 salad cucumber
  • 6-7 radishes
  • 1/4 red onion
  • salt


  • 2-3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1-2 tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon of dried parsley
  • 1 teaspoon of dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • salt


  1. You can thinly slice the cucumber, radishes and onions or use a spiralizer.
  2. Mix them together in a large bowl or on a serving plate and add salt to taste.
  3. Put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and mix well to combine.
  4. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables.

This cucumber salad with radishes is a very suitable side dish for fish or chicken.

A plate with a mixture of cucumbers and radishes.

Recipes for cucumber salads are not the only way to include radishes in your diet. They can also be used to make a great spread or soup. Get inspiration from our radish recipes .

Mediterranean cucumber-tomato salad

The combination of cucumber and tomato always tastes great. Try it with this recipe!


  • 1 salad cucumber
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • salt pepper


  1. Peel the onion and cut the onion into cubes.
  2. Then leave it soaked in white vinegar for at least 5 minutes.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Cut the washed cucumber and tomatoes into cubes.
  5. Chop the mint and parsley.
  6. Mix all ingredients in a medium bowl.
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, salt and pepper.
  8. Pour the dressing over the salad and store in the refrigerator.
  9. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.

Serve the cucumber salad with tomatoes, for example, with fresh bread and cheese.

Mediterranean dish of cucumber, tomato and herbs.

Do you have a weakness for tomatoes? Try other varieties of tomato salads !

Chinese salad of cucumber and chili peppers

Cucumbers are also a popular ingredient in Asian cuisine. See for yourself with this recipe.


  • 4 salad cucumbers
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1-2 chili peppers
  • 1 teaspoon of sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt


  1. Wash the cucumbers, cut off the ends of the cucumbers.
  2. Cut the rest of the cucumbers into sticks approximately 4 centimeters long.
  3. Press the garlic, finely chop the chili peppers and add them together with the other ingredients to the bowl with the cucumber slices.
  4. Stir to coat the cucumbers in the pepper and garlic.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for at least an hour to develop the flavor of the salad.
Asian delicacy prepared from cucumber and chili peppers.

Why include salad cucumber in your diet?

Salad cucumber is one of the typical Czech vegetables that many of us grow in a greenhouse in the garden. Due to their unique composition, they are also a very healthy food. It contains many different health-promoting substances. It mainly stands out for its high content of group B vitamins and vitamin A, but it also contains vitamin C, PP, E and folic acid. Of the minerals, it mainly contains magnesium, iron, calcium, sodium and iodine.

Another valuable substance that is found in large quantities in cucumbers is water. More than 90% of cucumber is water, the other 5% is fiber. This is also the reason why cucumber contains only very few calories, only 15 kcal per 100 grams. Because of this, cucumbers are very often considered as part of various diets.

Salad cucumbers can be included in our menu in many different ways. In addition to recipes for cucumber salad, you can also prepare very tasty soups, spreads, smoothies or lemonades from them. Eating cucumbers has a positive effect on the digestive system, especially the liver, gall bladder and intestines. Their diuretic and therefore detoxifying effect is also beneficial. Last but not least, cucumbers are also used in cosmetics, they help especially with skin hydration or against tired eyelids.

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