Best 5 Cucumber Salads for Spring

by in Recipes, May 17th, 2012

Light and refreshing yet filling and satisfying, cucumber salads are easy-to-prepare, quick-cooking side dishes that complement any spring menu. The key to crafting a cucumber salad is to start with fresh, firm cucumbers — like those pictured above from Food Network Magazine — and add simple, clean flavors. Check out Food Network’s top five cucumber salad recipes below to find a mix of creative and traditional takes on this classic spring dish.

5. Grilled Red Onion and Cucumber Salad With Yogurt-Mint Dressing — Bobby completes his 20-minute side by sprinkling tangy feta cheese on top.

4. Fresh Cucumber Salad — Made with English cucumber, cool honeydew and jalapeno, Claire Robinson creates a no-fuss salad that is both sweet and a bit spicy.

3. Snap Pea and Cucumber Salad — In-season peas star in Giada’s vibrant side dish, boasting bright cherry tomatoes, fresh dill and a lemon-scented dressing.

2. Tomato, Onion and Cucumber Salad — Rachael recommends serving this no-cook salad with hearty, crusty bread, and dunking it in the simply seasoned vinaigrette.

1. Cucumber Salad — Ellie adds just one teaspoon of sugar to her salad to balance the acidity of the vinegar and the sharpness of the red onion.

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Comments (8)

  1. Desiree says:

    Seeded englished cucumber, diced
    Pineapple diced same size as cucumber
    A little bit of mint, fresh squeezed lime juice
    And alittle bit of honey. So delicious and refreshing!

  2. Crystal says:

    Diced cucumber, red onion, radish, olive, shredded parmesan cheese, & drizzle italian dressing. Mix together all ingredients & chill. I wait to add the parmesan cheese until serving.

  3. Barbara says:

    sliced cucumbers, salt, pepper, about 1 tsp sugar, 2 tbls. white vinegar and 2-3 tbls. hellmans mayo. mix together and chill. delicious. great served with side dish for pot roast.

  4. Barbara says:

    oops, hit the wrong button, was trying to delete. lol forgot to add the onion.

  5. William Deal says:

    Here’s one—Cucumber, blueberries, feta cheese, balsamic vinegar and mint leaves ……. Yummy!!!!

  6. Katie says:

    You want a cucumber salad, then you will love this dish: Feta, Cucumber and Radish Salad.

  7. Soybean Meal says:

    One of the finest salad vegetable is Cucumber….. its hydrating & fill skin with full of water and very good source of water

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