[Recipe] Simple Cucumber Salad

This recipe had me at “simple”…


I thought it would make a great Memorial Day picnic dish to bring…no mayo or pasta!


Recipe link: Simple Cucumber Salad



  • 1½ large English cucumbers
  • 1-2 tsp salt (for salting the cucumber)
  • 4 large green onions
  • 2 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1/8 tsp fresh cracked pepper


  1. Slice cucumber very finely (use a mandoline slicer set to 1/8” thick). Sprinkle liberally with salt, and let sit in a colander in your sink for 1 hour.
  2. Rinse cucumber thoroughly (taste a piece to make sure you’ve rinsed all the salt off). Let the cucumber slices drain on paper towels or a clean tea towel to dry completely.
  3. Slice green onions. Finely chop cilantro. Finely zest lemon. Combine onions, cilantro, lemon juice, lemon zest, olive oil and cracked pepper and stir to combine.
  4. Pour dressing over the cucumber, stir to incorporate, and serve! You can refrigerate this salad for several hours up to overnight; simply give it a stir to redistribute the dressing before serving.