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Simple Cucumber Salad

Simple Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Ashu Chawla
  • Total Time: 10
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Easy to assemble this quick, light and refreshing cucumber salad is full of freshness, tanginess, and crunchiness.  The perfect light and refreshing side dish for any summer meal!


  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 1/2 medium red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 tbsp honey-coated peanuts
  • 2 tbsp mint chopped
  • 3 tbsp extra-virgin oil
  • 1/2 red chili flakes
  • salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and chopped
  • 1 tbsp honey


  • Combine Ingredients: Add the salad ingredients to a large salad bowl, reserving 1 tbsp of the crushed peanuts.
  • Make Dressing: Put all the dressing ingredients in a bowl and whisk them together. Pour the dressing into the salad bowl and toss well to coat.
  • Garnish & Serve: Garnish with the reserved peanuts and serve immediately.


  • Stir in halved grape or cherry tomatoes.
  • Add crumbled feta cheese.
  • Add a little green pepper or red pepper.
  • If you want to add a little heat, add jalapenos. The crisp cool salad is nice with a little kick of heat!
  • Pickled onion is also a great addition instead of raw.
  • Mint is my favorite and the classic herb of choice, but feel free to add parsley, basil, or even dill.
  • Prep Time: 5
  • Category: Appetizer, Side Dish, Snacks
  • Cuisine: Indian, American


  • Serving Size: 2
  • Calories: 312

Keywords: Cucumber Salad, Cucumber Peanut Salad