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5 from 2 votes

Easy Cucumber Salad Recipe

This refreshing easy cucumber salad recipe is perfect for any summer meal! Easy and simple enough for a weeknight meal, elegant enough for a fancy dinner.
Course Salad
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword cucumber salad, cucumber salad recipe, easy cucumber salad
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 214kcal
Author Longbourn Farm • Alli Kelley


  • 2 cucumbers sliced thin
  • 1 red bell pepper color your choice, diced
  • 1/2 cup purple onion sliced thin, about half of an onion
  • 2 1/2 lemons juiced, see note
  • 1/3 cup olive oil see note
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper


  • Toss cucumber, bell pepper, and onion together. 
  • Season with salt and pepper. 
  • Squeeze lemon juice onto the vegetables, start with one lemon and wait to add the rest. 
  • Add olive oil and taste, adjust lemon and salt and pepper if needed. I like mine extra tart! Don't be shy with the salt, it needs quite a bit. 


The amount of lemon juice you use is up to you, I use 1 1/2 lemons that are medium sized. Do what tastes good!


Calories: 214kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 297mg | Potassium: 389mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 1055IU | Vitamin C: 80mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 1mg