RecipeSummer Cucumber Salad with Fresh Herbs

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 90
  • Protein: 2 g
  • Total Fat: 6 g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 5 g
    • Saturated Fat: 1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0 mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 10 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 1 g
  • Total Sugar: 5 g
    • Natural Sugar: 4 g
    • Added Sugar: 1 g
  • Sodium: 75 mg

Cool as a cucumber, this herb-alicious salad features bright and refreshing flavors that will woo your tastebuds. You’re the boss of your toss—throw in parsley, mint, dill, basil, or cilantro, most fresh garden herbs will work. This is best enjoyed the same day since the cukes (skin-on for texture!) are the crunchiest, but it will last up to 3 days in the fridge. Scoop up a hearty serving and enjoy the taste of summer.

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This recipe makes 4 servings
  • • 1½ lbs cucumbers (about 3 medium)
  • • ¼ teaspoon kosher salt
  • • 1 small red onion or large shallot, thinly sliced
  • • 3 to 4 tablespoons white wine vinegar (use more or less depending on personal preference)
  • • 1 teaspoon honey
  • • ½ teaspoon Aleppo pepper or crushed red pepper flakes, plus more to taste
  • • 1½ tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • • Freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • • ¼ cup minced mint leaves
  • • ¼ cup chopped parsley or dill

Keeping the skin on for texture, trim the ends of the cucumbers, cut them in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds using a spoon. Slice thinly on the bias. Place the cucumbers in a colander and toss with kosher salt. Place the colander over a bowl and allow to sit for 15 minutes. Some liquid may be released in the bowl.

In a large serving bowl, place thinly sliced onion, white wine vinegar, and honey. Let stand for 10 minutes. Add the salted cucumbers, olive oil, pepper flakes, freshly ground pepper, and fresh herbs. Mix to combine and serve immediately or chill for up to 2 hours before serving. Garnish with additional salt and crushed red pepper flakes to taste.


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