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A cucumber salad in a white bowl with sliced cucumbers, red onion, and a vinaigrette.
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5 from 14 votes

Easy Cucumber Salad

This cucumber salad combines crisp cucumber slices with red onion tossed in a simple vinegar dressing. It's refreshing, easy to make and the perfect summer side dish.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Easy Cucumber Salad
Servings: 4


  • 2 large English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup white vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • ½ teaspoon salt plus more to taste
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper plus more to taste
  • fresh dill for serving, optional


  • Add cucumbers and onions to a medium bowl.
    Sliced cucumbers and sliced red onion in a large white bowl.
  • Whisk together vinegar, water, maple syrup, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
    A woman's hand whisking a vinaigrette in a small white bowl with a metal whisk.
  • Pour dressing over the cucumber and onion mixture and toss to combine. Serve immediately or let soak for 1-2 hours in the fridge to let the cucumbers soak up the dressing more. Serve with a slotted spoon.
    A woman's hand pouring a vinaigrette in a bowl of sliced cucumbers and sliced red onion.


Serving: 1/4 recipe | Calories: 29kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 171mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 4g