It’s hydrating, it’s full of nutrients and it’s also great for keeping your skin radiant. Cucumber, thanks to its versatility, it’s tolerance to grow in most places and its great health benefits has made its way to a lot of different salads. Keeping that in mind, here are some cucumber salad ideas that I am eager to try.
Sicilian potato salad
This 0 cholesterol salad combines a lot of different elements and makes a lot of servings in just 20 minutes. Depending on which recipe you look at, you’ll need slightly different ingredients but the core remains the same: a little bit of potatoes, some tomatoes and a healthy dose of extra virgin olive oil.
Hungarian green salad
If the aim is to make cucumbers the primary ingredient, the Hungarian green salad is perhaps the best choice for that. When added with white vinegar, onions, and some black pepper, you get a good savoury taste out of the salad!
Minty cucumber salad
Combining cucumbers and watermelon fruit to stave off the heat; gives you a great cucumber salad that you’ll especially love during the Summer months. Combine them with mint and some onions to add an extra dimension to the flavours but still keeping the calorie content minimal.
Mexican layered salad
Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, red onions, cucumbers and avocados, all neatly laid out in layers and seasoned with green and red peppers truly makes this one unique since it combines so many different tastes and ingredients, but can be simply made in a matter of 20 minutes.
Coming straight from the kitchens of India is a side called raita. Combine cucumber, greek yogurt and lemons and garnish with mint and you’re basically done. It takes 15 minutes, tops, to prepare, but you’ll need to refrigerate for 3 hours before serving.
Israeli tomato and cucumber salad
Thanks to its colourful looks, this one is definitely the one to try when you only have 15 minutes on hand to whip up something that’ll raise some eyebrows. Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and parsley combine with a drizzled dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and mint leaves.