Healthy Cucumber Salad Recipes

Whether you're looking for creamy cucumber salad, or to add tomato or avocado or onion to the mix, we've got lots of healthy cucumber salad recipes to choose from.

Staff Picks

Japanese Cucumber Salad

Rating: 4.4 stars 6
This Japanese-inspired cool, crisp salad is as elegant and well balanced as it is simple.

Green Goddess Salad

Rating: 4 stars 7
This gorgeous salad combines fresh shrimp, cucumber, artichoke hearts and cherry tomatoes with homemade green goddess dressing. The dressing is beautifully green and creamy with avocado (loaded with good-for-you fats) and fresh herbs. Buttermilk and a dash of rice vinegar add tang.

Cucumber & Avocado Salad

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.

Cucumber-Yogurt Salad

Rating: 5 stars 2
A refreshing accompaniment to a main course of meat or fish, this cucumber-yogurt salad also makes a tasty filling for pita bread. If the cucumbers are grated instead of chopped, this mixture can be served as a dip.

Tomato, Cucumber & White-Bean Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Rating: 5 stars 4
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.

Carrot-Cucumber Salad

Carrot salads are refreshing, and this one--with cucumbers, red onion and a zesty cilantro-chili vinaigrette--is sure to become a new favorite. It's excellent served with grilled fish.

"Use a Spoon" Chopped Salad

Rating: 4.57 stars 8
When Paul Newman and Michel Nischan opened their Westport, Connecticut, restaurant Dressing Room, Paul's request was that the menu always include a chopped salad that you could eat with a spoon. This chopped salad recipe is full of great flavors, colors and textures, featuring celery, carrots, red pepper, apple, cucumber, greens, cabbage, goat cheese and almonds. This is great for any holiday meal: you can let it stand and it stays crisp.

Cucumber Salad (Tzatziki)

Rating: 3.5 stars 2
This garlicky cucumber-yogurt salad is delicious served with grilled lamb or as a dip for toasted pita chips.

Smoked Salmon Salad Nicoise

Rating: 5 stars 4
This twist on a classic salade Niçoise uses smoked salmon in place of tuna and adds extra vegetables in place of hard-boiled eggs and olives. Lovely served as an untraditional brunch, special weekend lunch or light supper.

Spiralized Mediterranean Cucumber Salad

Rating: 5 stars 5
Save time and spiralize crisp cucumber instead of chopping it for this easy, healthy vegetable side. Want to make it a meal? Just add grilled chicken, shrimp or canned chickpeas.

Greek Salad with Sardines

Rating: 4.11 stars 9
The fresh, tangy elements of a Greek salad--tomato, cucumber, feta, olives and lemony vinaigrette--pair well with rich-tasting sardines. Look for sardines with skin and bones (which are edible) as they have more than four times the amount of calcium as skinless, boneless sardines. If you're lucky enough to have fresh sardines available in your supermarket, try them in place of the canned sardines. Lightly dredge them in salt-and-pepper-seasoned flour and sauté them in a little olive oil.

Creamy Cucumber, Radish & Tomato Chopped Salad

Rating: 5 stars 5
A mix of cool, crunchy vegetables gives this healthy salad satisfying bite for a perfect potluck side.
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Inspiration and Ideas

Summer Tomato, Onion & Cucumber Salad
Fresh tomato, cucumber and onion are dressed with a simple homemade vinaigrette for a crowd-pleasing salad.
Vidalia Onion & Cucumber Salad
Marinate cucumber and onion in a simple dressing for the easiest barbecue side dish ever.
Chickpea Salad
Rating: 4.71 stars
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This satisfying chickpea salad is a delicious combination of textures, from crunchy cucumbers to crumbly feta. The dill ranch dressing adds creaminess, but a tangy vinaigrette would be just as good.