Cucumber Side Salad 

A fresh crunchy side dish, this is full of texture and flavor. It’s great on its own, but it’s also a good partner for meat dishes.

By Vickypee  I  Published on May 1, 2024

Jump To RecipeCucumber Side Sald

This cucumber side salad makes your big bowls even better, it’s perfectly pairs with your main course.  Balance the flavor and create a harmony: Sweet and sour with saltiness, as the flavors intensity after they cool off.

This side salad is really quick to prepare set your ingredients prepared and ready to 10 minutes.

The idea is to be as relaxed and easy-going as possible. And the sharing aspect is integral. Here are some of the basic building blocks of a cucumber side salad.

How to Buy 

The saying that this fleshy fruit, a type of ground that is prepared and eaten as a vegetable. Cucumber is mostly water is more than 90 percent, event at room temperature, all of that moisture makes the interior feel cool and refreshing.

Malk cucumber shiny and slice thin.

The Story about Cucumber: Slicing, Pickling, And Seedless.

Slicing cucumbers are the familiar cucumbers found in abundance at supermarkets. Many so-called slicing cucumbers are cultivated to have seed, with very tender skins. They’re perfect for salads and sandwiches due to their crips texture and mind flavor.

Besides English cucumbers are long and slender. They’re can grow up to 2 feet long, and are usually found in the supermarket wrapped in plastic. Persian cucumbers look similar to English cucumbers but are much shorter, usually just 6 inches in length. Both varieties have no or very few seeds. Persian cucumbers and striking Armenian cucumbers with pale striped skin, smooth Mediterranean cucumber, and long, dark-green Japanese cucumber, which resemble English ones but have bumpy skins.

Pickling cucumbers tend to be shorter, thicker, and bumpier. They’re light green skin. These are ideal for picking because of their size and texture. The Kirby Cucumber is a well-known picking variety.

Seedless Cucumbers, also known as English or greenhouse cucumber, these are long, thin, and have few seeds. They are often found wrapped in plastic in supermarkets.

Cucumbers are fast-growing. Most varieties produce fruit 50 to 60 days after they’re pated in spring, providing a crisp supply all summer.

How to Choose Cucumbers

Choose firm cucumbers that feel heavy for their size, with no blemishes, marks, soft spots, bulging middles or with ends, or too much yellowing on the skin. (a sign that they are overmature, a little bit of yellowing on slicing cucumbers, which they develop from lying on the ground, is fine) small cucumbers have crisper fresh and fewer, smaller seed than large ones.

How to Store Cucumbers

Store waxed cucumbers in a plastic bag in the refrigerator up to 1 week. Store unwaxed cucumbers in the refrigerator’s crisper drawer for up to 5 days. Avoid cold areas of the refrigerator where the cucumber might freeze. Wash cucumbers before using. 

How to Cooking Basics

If the skin of the cucumber is thin and/or unwaxed, simply rinse under cool running water. Or, If desire, peel with a vegetable peeler. To remove seeds, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Use the tip of a spoon to scrape out the seeds and pulpy center. Pell waxed cucumber and seed it desired.

Great carrot and cut fresh green onion than slice radish.
 Prep Vegetables

Cut off top and bottom of cumber then sliced tin. Slice green onion thin, slice radishes thin. Great ½ cup carrot, squeeze 2 Tbsp. lime juice.

Make dressing with lime juice and honey.
 Make Dressing

Whisk 2 Tbsp. lime juice, 2 Tbsp. honey, 1 Tbsp. water, and salt and pepper together in small bowl, set aside.

Add all salad vegetables to dressing in bowl and toss to combine.
 Dress Salad

Add cucumbers, radishes, carrots, and green onion to dressing in bowl and toss to combine.


Cucumber Side Salad

Makes 4 Servings


  • 3 medium Slicing cucumbers, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons sliced fresh green onion
  • ½ cup grated carrots
  • 4 radishes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon cooking water
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Whisk together lime juice, honey, and water in a large bowl. Season with salt and black pepper.
  2. Add cucumbers, carrots, radishes and spring onions. Gently toss until cucumber is evenly coated with dressing. Refrigerate, coved.
  3. Then serve it up.
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