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Strawberry Cucumber Salad

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Prep

10 minutes

Cook

0 minutes

Yield

4

Okay, I know it’s not summer yet, but this recipe will make you feel like it is. The fresh strawberries and cucumber offer a mix of sweet and savory in this easy strawberry cucumber salad recipe that is a perfect way to add a pop of color to your dinner table (or any meal). 

Strawberry cucumber salad on a serving plate

Why you’ll love this strawberry cucumber salad: 

  • Fresh: Made with fresh, wholesome, healthy ingredients 
  • Easy: Make this strawberry cucumber salad in only 10-minutes 
  • Versatile: Serve this on its own, at a BBQ, or add your own twist by throwing in different vegetables and herbs 

Fresh ingredients on a countertop

Ingredient Notes: 

Strawberries: Packed with nutrients that help protect your heart, keep your cholesterol healthy, and even aid again cancers, strawberries are little powerhouses. They have vitamins, fiber, and high levels of antioxidants. 

Cucumber: Cucumbers do a great job of keeping you hydrated, plus, the fiber boost they give you can help with digestion. Cucumbers also are a source of vitamin K, and A. 

How to make strawberry cucumber salad: 

  1. Thinly slice the strawberries, cucumber, red onion, and basil. If the mint leaves are small. However, if they are large, slice as well. 
  2. Mix and arrange all of the ingredients onto a large platter or in a bowl.
  3. To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a small bowl, and mix to combine.
  4. Evenly pour the dressing over top of the salad for presentation.
  5. Toss the salad prior to serving.

Expert Tips & FAQ: 

How can I make this salad vegan? Make this vegan by replacing the feta cheese with your favorite plant-based feta.

Storage: Store the salad in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 4 days.

Can I use other berries? You can! Strawberries are great because of their consistency. Raspberries tend to get too mushy in a salad, but you could try this with blueberries!

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Strawberry cucumber salad on a large serving dish

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Maria Koutsogiannis
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4
  • Category: Vegetarian
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: American-Inspired, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian
  • Diet: Vegetarian

Description

This fresh strawberry cucumber salad is the perfect side at a BBQ or a great recipe for a hot summer day. It’s refreshing and so easy to make.


Ingredients

Scale

16 oz strawberries

1 ½ long English cucumbers

½ medium red onion

¼ cup feta cheese

1/3 cup fresh mint

¼ cup fresh basil (chopped)

For the dressing:

3 tbsp olive oil

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar or glaze

dash of salt and black pepper


Instructions

Thinly slice the strawberries, cucumber, red onion, and basil. If the mint leaves are small. However, if they are large, slice as well. 

Mix and arrange all of the ingredients onto a large platter or in a bowl.

To make the dressing, add all of the ingredients to a small bowl, and mix to combine.

Evenly pour the dressing over top of the salad for presentation.

Toss the salad prior to serving.


Notes

Make this vegan by replacing the feta cheese with your favorite plant-based feta.

Add extra of any of the ingredients if you wish!

This salad is fresh, easy, and delicious! You’ll love it!

Store the salad in the fridge in an airtight container for 3 – 4 days.


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 4
  • Calories: 170
  • Sugar: 8.4g
  • Sodium: 680.3mg
  • Fat: 2.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 1.4g
  • Unsaturated Fat: 0.3g
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.2g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 2.6g
  • Cholesterol: 8.3mg

Keywords: mint, feta, recipe, dress

Cindy

Delicious salad! I love how simple it is.. thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am so glad you loved it!

Cathy

Omg, this is so good. Just made this yesterday and what a refreshing salad. The flavor mixture is awesome- good job!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, cathy!

Katie

Holy this is amazing! We used mozzarella because our family isn’t a fan of feta but everything else together is delicious! I added some honey to the dressing so the mozzarella could get some sweet taste, this makes me want to eat salad everyday! Thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

I am so glad you loved this!

Lilla Connie

Wow! Fantastic salad. The first was amazing!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much!

Lora T

Delicious salad! Thank you!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much, lora!

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