Cucumber Salad Recipe with Dill and Garlic

Cucumber Salad is a bite of summer in a bowl, it is fresh, crunchy and with just the right amount of kick from garlic, which makes it a perfect summer side dish. The Cucumber Dill Salad can be made ahead of time with no loss of flavor, which is a win-win in my book!

Cucumber Salad is a bite of summer in a bowl, it is fresh, crunchy and with just the right amount of kick from garlic, which makes it a perfect summer side dish. The Cucumber Dill Salad can be made ahead of time with no loss of flavor, which is a win-win in my book!

This cucumber salad is not a salad I grew up with, but rather something we learned to make when we arrived to the states, more than 18 years ago. The dainty and tender cocktail cucumbers are best for this recipe, but we’ve made them with the long English cucumbers as well. Any cucumber will work here, really, but baby English cucumbers are the best.

Cucumber Salad is made with fresh, crunchy cucumbers that are seasoned with some garlic and dill for best flavor. The salad is easy to make and is great as a make-ahead side dish.

Can this Cucumber Dill Salad Recipe be made ahead?

This Cucumber Salad Recipe is great to make for parties since it can be made even a couple of hours ahead. We typically just cut everything up, add all ingredients to a mixing bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate until ready to serve. Then, shake the bowl to mix everything and your cucumber dill salad is ready to go!

If not, the Cucumber Salad could even be mixed and left refrigerated until ready to eat. Our family prefers for it to be mixed right before eating, though.

Enjoy!

Cucumber Salad is a bite of summer in a bowl, it is fresh, crunchy and with just the right amount of kick from garlic, which makes it a perfect summer side dish. The Cucumber Dill Salad can be made ahead of time with no loss of flavor, which is a win-win in my book!

Cucumber Salad Recipe

Ingredients for the Cucumber Salad Recipe

  • Using fresh and crunchy cucumbers will work best for this recipe. If the cucumbers are a little bit on the wilted side, you can submerge them in cold water for about 30 minutes for the best crunch.
  • Use fresh dill and garlic. Do not substitute for dried, the flavor will not be the same.
  • The white vinegar can be replaced with an equal amount of lemon juice.

Cucumber Salad is made with healthy, simple and delicious ingredients like cucumbers, dill and garlic.

How to make Cucumber Salad

Super simple – cut cucumbers lengthwise into 4. Chop the dill, mince garlic, then add the rest of the ingredients and toss to coat to create the most fragrant, crunchy and delicious cucumber salad!

Cucumber Salad is a bite of summer in a bowl, it is fresh, crunchy and with just the right amount of kick from garlic, which makes it a perfect summer side dish. The Cucumber Dill Salad can be made ahead of time with no loss of flavor, which is a win-win in my book!

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Cucumber Salad Recipe

Cucumber Dill Salad
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Cucumber Salad is a bite of summer in a bowl, it is fresh, crunchy and with just the right amount of kick from garlic, which makes it a perfect summer side dish. The Cucumber Dill Salad can be made ahead of time with no loss of flavor, which is a win-win in my book!

Author: Marina | Let the Baking Begin
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Calories: 94 kcal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 2 lb cocktail cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup chopped dill
  • 3 cloves garlic, pressed
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp kosher salt (use half the amount if using table salt)
  • 2 tsp white distilled vinegar or lemon juice
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper, freshly ground

Instructions

  1. Wash cucumbers and dill, then trim the ends off the cucumbers. Trim and discard the stems of the dill. 

  2. Cut the cocktail cucumbers into four, lengthwise. Then, finely chop the dill, press the garlic through a garlic press, or mince with a knife. 

  3. Combine all ingredients (cucumbers, dill, garlic, olive oil, salt, vinegar and black pepper) together and toss to coat. 

Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Salad Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 94 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 7g 11%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 588mg 25%
Potassium 339mg 10%
Total Carbohydrates 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Sugars 3g
Protein 1g 2%
Vitamin A 7.8%
Vitamin C 12.7%
Calcium 4.2%
Iron 3.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Cucumber Salad is a bite of summer in a bowl, it is fresh, crunchy and with just the right amount of kick from garlic, which makes it a perfect summer side dish. The Cucumber Dill Salad can be made ahead of time with no loss of flavor, which is a win-win in my book!

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