16 Dairy-Free Cucumber Salads

Tropical Cucumber Salad

Make a cool, dairy-free cucumber salad to accompany dinner tonight. Cucumbers pair well with other fresh produce like tomatoes, avocados and onions. To keep these recipes dairy-free, we use ingredients like lemon juice and peppers to create tangy and bright dressings. Recipes like Tropical Cucumber Salad and Tofu Cucumber Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing are healthy, refreshing and a delicious addition to any table.

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Cucumber, Tomato & Avocado Salad

plate with cucumbers, tomato and avocado

This vibrant and healthy summer salad is perfect for BBQs and backyard parties. The dressing is whisked together right in the salad bowl before you add the vegetables, so it's also incredibly easy to make. Choose a fairly firm avocado so it holds its shape in the salad. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2019

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Vidalia Onion & Cucumber Salad


For this old-fashioned Southern cucumber salad recipe, thin slices of cucumber and onion marinate just long enough to develop a touch of tanginess without any sharp bite. Serve with sweet dishes like barbecue to lend a refreshing balance. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017

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Tropical Cucumber Salad

Tropical Cucumber Salad

Combine cucumber, avocado and mango with a salty-sweet dressing for a taste of the tropics. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2007

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Tofu Cucumber Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Tofu Cucumber Salad with Spicy Peanut Dressing

Making tofu tastier can be as simple as tossing it in a knockout sauce like this Sichuan-inspired peanut dressing. To make this cucumber salad recipe a meal, add rice noodles and double the dressing. Serve with an extra drizzle of sesame oil and sliced scallions. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2017

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Vegan Thai Cucumber Salad

vegan thai cucumber salad

This sweet and tangy salad of cucumber, scallions and pepper is packed with vibrant Thai flavors and a bit of extra crunch from dry-roasted peanuts. If possible, use a red jalapeño (or chile) to brighten the salad with a few specks of red. Cut the heat by removing the seeds before chopping. Source: EatingWell.com, July 2018

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Chopped Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Lemon

Greg DuPree

It doesn't get easier than a cucumber and tomato summer salad! Fresh cucumber and juicy ripe tomatoes are all you need to really make this salad shine. Marinating cucumbers and tomatoes in vinegar with a touch of lemon zest infuses the dish with tangy citrus flavor. Source: EatingWell.com, May 2020

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Fennel, Radish & Cucumber Salad


This supremely crunchy, quick side salad is best when spring vegetables are sliced as thinly as possible--a great excuse to pull out the mandoline or the slicing disk of your food processor, if you have one. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2018

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Vietnamese Cucumber Noodle Salad

Vietnamese Cucumber Noodle Salad

Spiralized cucumbers stand in for rice noodles in this pretty and healthy salad recipe. The dressing for our cool cucumber noodle salad is inspired by the Vietnamese dipping sauce nuoc cham. Use your spiralizer's thick noodle attachment to keep the vegetables crisp and prevent the salad from getting too soggy. Source: EatingWell Magazine, May 2019

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Tomato, Cucumber & White-Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette


This no-cook bean salad is a delicious way to use summer's best cherry or grape tomatoes and juicy cucumbers for a light dinner or lunch. Fresh basil elevates an easy vinaigrette recipe that dresses up this simple salad into something extraordinary. Source: EatingWell.com, June 2018

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Cucumber & Avocado Salad

Cucumber & Avocado Salad

This healthy cucumber-avocado salad takes just five minutes to prep. Lime juice and fresh herbs boost the bright flavors in this crunchy and creamy salad that's a perfect side dish for grilled chicken, fish or steak. This recipe calls for an English cucumber, which doesn't have to be peeled, but regular cucumbers work well too--just peel them before slicing. Source: EatingWell.com, April 2019

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Persian Cucumber & Tomato Salad with Preserved Lemon


In this cucumber and tomato salad recipe, preserved lemon adds a tangy, salty bite. Serve this healthy salad as an accompaniment to dishes like grilled lamb or chicken or as a side on a bed of finely julienned purple kale, lightly dressed with more olive oil and lemon juice. Look for preserved lemons at specialty-foods stores. Or, to make your own, see our Preserved Lemons recipe on eatingwell.com.

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Japanese Cucumber Salad


This Japanese-inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple. Source: EatingWell Magazine, June/July 2005

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Smashed Cucumber Salad with Lemon & Cumin

bowl of Smashed Cucumber Salad with Lemon & Cumin

Don't skip salting the cucumbers in this quick cucumber salad recipe--just 10 minutes pulls out some of their excess moisture, concentrating the flavor and keeping the salad from being watered down. Serve as a healthy side dish at a summer cookout alongside burgers and hot dogs. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2017

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Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad


Fresh wedges of tomato, thinly sliced onion and sliced cucumber dressed simply with vinegar and oil makes the most simple salad possible--think of it as the Southern counterpart to the classic Italian tomato-and-mozzarella salad. It is best enjoyed at the height of summer, when tomatoes and cucumbers are fresh from the garden. Source: EatingWell Magazine, July/August 2011

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Cucumber Salad

Sliced cucumbers tossed with rice-wine vinegar make for a refreshing and simple summer salad.

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Jicama & Cucumber Salad with Red Chile Dressing

This salad combines cucumber and jicama with a sweet-sour, slightly spicy vinaigrette and makes a great start to any Mexican-inspired meal. Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010

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