Cucumber-Ribbons Caesar Salad

These pretty cucumber ribbons are dressed in an easy Caesar salad dressing. Grape tomatoes add color and a hit of sweetness. Serve this refreshing salad alongside grilled chicken or steak.

cucumber ribbons caesar salad
Photo: Jacob Fox
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 2 medium cucumbers, trimmed

  • ½ cup halved grape tomatoes

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise

  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • ½ medium clove garlic, grated

  • ½ teaspoon anchovy paste

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper

  • Lemon wedges for serving


  1. Peel cucumbers to leave alternating green stripes. Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise; scrape the seeds out with a spoon. Using a wide vegetable peeler or sharp knife, cut lengthwise into very thin slices. Place in a clean kitchen towel and squeeze gently to remove any excess moisture. Place in a medium bowl along with tomatoes.

  2. Combine Parmesan, lemon juice, mayonnaise, oil, garlic, anchovy paste, salt and pepper in a small jar with a tight-fitting lid. Cover and shake until well combined and the anchovy paste has dissolved. Pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to coat. Serve with lemon wedges, if desired.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

84 Calories
7g Fat
4g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 84
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 4g 1%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Total Fat 7g 9%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Vitamin A 255IU 5%
Vitamin C 7mg 8%
Vitamin D 1IU 0%
Vitamin E 1mg 4%
Folate 18mcg 5%
Vitamin K 15mcg 13%
Sodium 263mg 11%
Calcium 42mg 3%
Magnesium 16mg 4%
Potassium 193mg 4%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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