Cucumber And Onion Salad Recipe “A Refreshing Treat”

Looking for a tasty side dish that’s super easy to make? Well, look no further! This Simple Cucumber and Onion Salad is just what you need. Sometimes, when things are quick and easy, they don’t taste as good, but that’s not the case with this salad. It’s so yummy that I often end up eating half of it before dinner!

To make this salad, all you need are some fresh cucumbers and red onions. Then, whip up a simple homemade dressing using vinegar. The combination of flavors will remind you of sunny days, family gatherings, and good times around the table.

Cucumber And Onion Salad Recipe

Cucumber And Onion Salad Recipe

Looking for a light and fresh side dish for your next summer gathering? Try our Cucumber Onion Salad! Made with just a few simple ingredients, this salad is quick to prepare and perfect for barbecues, picnics, or potlucks. It pairs wonderfully with grilled chicken, hot dogs, steaks, burgers, and more! This tangy salad is a refreshing addition to any meal, whether you're serving chicken, grilled meat, seafood, or anything else. It's a must-have for any spring or summer get-together!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 5
Calories 98 kcal


  • Cutting Board
  • Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • Salad tongs or spoon


  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 1 Small red onion thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar white or apple cider
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
  • 1-2 tbsp Chopped fresh herbs like dill or parsley [Optional]


  • Wash and dry the cucumbers and red onion.
  • Peel the cucumbers if desired, then slice thinly.
  • Slice the red onion thinly.
  • Combine the sliced cucumbers and onions in a mixing bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, olive oil, salt, and pepper to make the dressing.
  • Pour the dressing over the cucumbers and onions.
  • Gently toss the salad until the vegetables are coated with the dressing.
  • Optionally, sprinkle chopped fresh herbs over the salad.
  • Serve immediately or chill in the refrigerator for about 30 minutes before serving for better flavor.


  • For thin, even slices, consider using a mandolin instead of a sharp knife, but remember to be cautious as it can be dangerous. Wear hand protection!
  • To mellow the onion’s sharpness, let it sit in the dressing; it will naturally calm down. Alternatively, soak the chopped onion slices in cold or ice water for 15 minutes, then pat dry before adding to the salad.
  • Allow the salad to “marinate” for at least 10 minutes to enhance the flavors.
  • This salad can be prepared up to 5 days in advance. As it chills in the fridge, the cucumbers will release more water, making the dressing thinner.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories98 kcal
Vitamin C15mg

What Is In The Dressing For This Salad?

What Is In The Dressing For This Salad?

The dressing for this salad is super simple! It’s made with plain yogurt, white vinegar or apple cider vinegar, fresh dill, and a bit of salt and pepper. That’s it! This salad is all about the fresh flavors of cucumber and onion.

You can use any kind of plain yogurt you have on hand. I’ve tried it with Greek yogurt (full fat, reduced fat, and nonfat), regular yogurt, soy yogurt, coconut milk yogurt, and even sour cream. Trust me, it’s tough to go wrong with this dish!

What Vinegar Is Best for Cucumber And Onion Salad?

Apple cider vinegar works great for cucumber salad because it adds a crispness without being too overpowering. If you prefer a brighter flavor, you can use red wine vinegar. Plain white vinegar or rice vinegar are also good options.

How Long Do You Soak the Cucumbers In Vinegar?

You could eat them right away after mixing the ingredients, but I prefer to let them chill for a bit. The longer you let them soak, the more flavorful the cucumbers and onions will be.

Can I Make this a Creamy Cucumber Salad?

Absolutely! You can make a creamy version by mixing sour cream or mayo with herbs, salt, and pepper. Then, toss it with the cucumbers and onions. It’s a delicious side dish option too!

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