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Simple Cucumber Salad - One of the best cucumber salads - and so simple to make!

A few weekends ago, our daughter attended a birthday party at a friend’s house, and there were lots of delicious food served for both kids and adults. The neighbor of the family hosting the party brought a delicious, Simple Cucumber Salad that everyone raved about!

As it usually happens – my husband Jack asked for the recipe! We were both expecting there to be some sort of ‘secret ingredient’ giving that simple cucumber salad such fantastic flavor – and we were very surprised to learn that it was simply English cucumbers tossed with oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and fresh dill.

(Sometimes – simple really is best, isn’t it?!)

Simple Cucumber Salad - One of the best cucumber salads - and so simple to make!

Since the party – Jack and I have both been talking about that delicious cucumber salad – and today’s recipe is our recreation. We sliced the cucumbers into very thin slices (a mandolin is the perfect tool for this) – but diced cucumbers or thicker slices would also work equally as well for this simple cucumber salad. We also varied just a bit from the original recipe that we enjoyed at the party by adding in a little bit of Dijon mustard to the dressing. You can leave it out if you’d like, but the small amount of mustard serves as a binder and helps the oil and vinegar dressing hold together better.

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Simple Cucumber Salad - A Family Feast

Simple Cucumber Salad

  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


  • 1 large English cucumber, sliced thinly (a mandoline like this oneone !important; margin:0px !important;” /> works well for this).
  • 2 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill fronds, finely chopped


  1. Placed sliced cucumber in a medium bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk in both vinegars, salt, pepper, mustard and sugar. While whisking, slowly drizzle in the oil to form the vinaigrette. Taste and adjust salt to your preference.
  3. Add dressing to cucumbers along with fresh dill and gently toss to combine.
  4. Serve immediately.

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Simple Cucumber Salad – This easy salad has fantastic flavor!


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  • memory wrote:

    What,s even easier is thinly sliced cucumbers with Hentrichs dressing. Tastes great and saves all the ingredients to buy.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks for the suggestion! 🙂

  • Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic wrote:

    Simple salads are the best for summer entertaining. My grandma always had a big jar of preserved cucumbers similar to this salad in her refrigerator at all times. The dijon mustard is a nice touch!

  • Kim Beaulieu wrote:

    My daughter is a serious cucumber girl. She eats them like they are going out of style. Nothing better than a simple cucumber salad. Classic and yummy.

  • Paula – bell’alimento wrote:

    Now I have something else to do with all my garden cucumbers besides making pickles ; )

  • Brenda@Sugar-Free Mom wrote:

    I love simple side dishes like this in the summer! SO easy and fresh and tasty!

  • Cookin Canuck wrote:

    This is very similar to a cucumber salad that is a classic in our family. We always serve it alongside barbecued or roasted salmon. Love it!

  • Stephanie @Back for Seconds wrote:

    Mmmm simple and delicious. Just what I like 🙂

  • Heather | girlichef wrote:

    A simple cucumber salad is one of my favorite things to eat on a hot summer day! I love the touch of Dijon, I’ll have to try that next time. Beautiful pics!

  • lauren Kelly Nutrition wrote:

    I agree, sometime simple is best! This recipe looks so delicious!

  • The Food Hunter wrote:

    simple is good! we are growing cucumbers this year so I will certainly try this

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