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Cucumbers Caesar

Cucumbers Caesar are so easy to make, low in carbs, and delicious that once you try them you’ll make this tasty salad all year long. 

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Cucumbers Caesar in salad bowl with serving fork

I first posted this incredibly easy and low-carb recipe for Cucumbers Caesar in the very early days of my blog, at a time when I had quite a few friends urging me to post easier recipes. That clamor for easy recipes was the reason I created the Five Ingredients or Less category, not including commonly used things like salt, pepper, olive oil etc. That category has been popular for years with people who want easy recipes.

This is one of those recipes that’s so ridiculously simple that it’s almost an oxymoron to call it a recipe, but when I used to make this at Lake Powell when I was catering houseboat trips, people would go completely crazy over it. And even if you don’t get to go to Lake Powell, once you try this recipe I bet you’ll make it all year long for parties, picnics, and even camping trips. And if you can find fresh garden cucumbers to make this salad, it will only be better.

What ingredients do you need for this recipe?

  • cucumbers, preferably garden-fresh
  • Caesar Dressing, see below
  • fresh ground pepper to taste

What Caesar Dressing do I like for this salad?

For years I wouldn’t use anything but Cardini’s Caesar for this recipe. The in one of those unexplained corporate decisions, Cardini’s changed the recipe so it was so vinegary and less creamy, and I didn’t like it so much any more. Now I use Newman’s Own Creamy Caesar Salad Dressing (affiliate link) or Yo Mama’s Caesar Dressing (affiliate link) both of which are very low in carbs and taste creamy like Cardini’s used to before they messed with it. But any Caesar Dressing that you like will be amazing on this.

Cucumbers Caesar process shots collage

How to Make this recipe:

(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. If you have fresh garden cucumbers there’s no need to peel them but I always peel off strips if I’m using cucumbers from the store.
  2. Cut the Cucumbers in half lengthwise and then into slices.
  3. Toss with desired amount of your favorite Caesar Dressing) and season generously with fresh-ground black pepper.
  4. That’s it!
  5. The salad is best served right away, but even when it’s been in the fridge overnight this is seriously good, especially if you’re a cucumber fan.

Cucumbers Caesar close-up shot in salad bowl with fork

Make it a Low-Carb Meal Meal:

For a low-carb meal that’s also really easy, this would be delicious with Completely Foolproof 100% Delicious Grilled Chicken and Easy Grilled Mushrooms.

More Five-Ingredient Dishes You Might Like:

Pork Chops with Balsamic Glaze
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Cucumbers Caesar close-up shot in salad bowl with fork

Cucumbers Caesar

Yield 2 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Cucumbers Caesar are so easy, delicious, and low in carbs that once you try them you’ll make this tasty salad all summer long.


  • 2 medium cucumbers, preferably garden-fresh
  • 3 T Caesar Dressing (see notes)
  • fresh ground pepper to taste


  1. If you have garden-fresh cucumbers there is no need to peel.
  2. For store-bought cucumbers, peel  thin stripes from the cucumbers, and cut in half lengthwise, and then cut into slices about 1/2 inch thick.
  3. Put cucumbers in serving bowl and dress liberally with Caesar Dressing.
  4. Grind black pepper over and serve.


After Cardini's Caesar changed the recipe and I didn't like it so well I started making this with Yo Mama's Caesar Dressing (affiliate link), which is my new favorite Caesar.

Recipe created by Kalyn.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 153Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 9mgSodium: 271mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 1gSugar: 4gProtein: 2g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

If you make this recipe I'd love to hear how it turns out. Leave a star rating or share on social media with the hashtag #KALYNSKITCHEN, thanks!

Easy Low-Carb Cucumber Caesar Square Thumbnail photo

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar is a great recipe for any phase of the original South Beach Diet and it would be approved other low-carb or low-glycemic diet plans, including Keto.

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This super simple recipe has been a hit on my blog since 2006! The recipe was last updated in 2021.

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    22 Comments on “Cucumbers Caesar”

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  3. Ceasar dressing and cucumbers sound like a lovely combination!

  4. Hi Kalyn! This recipes looks so cool and refreshing – perfect for a summer barbecue. I also really like your website. You have a wonderful variety of low-carb recipes! I will check back regularly!

  5. I also use the Cardini's dressing when making potato salad, the recipe was on the bottle. I will definitely try it with the cucumbers. .yum

  6. At this time of year, when the weather is getting warmer and I'd rather be spending time outside, I have no problem taking a bit of help from the grocery store! Great little salad idea.

  7. A minor clarification/quibble. You wrote: "if you can't find Cardini's, use your favorite Caesar dressing without added sugar." This implies that Cardini's has no added sugar.

    However, a check of Cardini's ingredients reveals that it has molasses, corn syrup and sugar — at the bottom of the list, so probably not much, but some. So it might be better to have written that one can use a product with "very little or no added sugars" so that it's clear (to those of us who have to find a different brand) when comparing against Cardini's.

  8. I would consider it a side salad.

  9. This looks delicious! I was just wondering would this be considered your meal, a snack or a side to your meal?

  10. Good idea! I’m always looking for new ideas on how to eat cucumbers since they are overflowing lately.


  11. Mae, thanks. I’m thrilled when a great photographer like you compliments me on the photos. I’m having so much fun with the new camera, although I still have a lot to learn. (My outdoor photos still stink most of the time. Need to read up on the settings for that.)

    Lisa, I love the idea of an event for Julia Child’s birthday. I’ll check it out. And YES, there are plenty of Julia recipes that would be very South-Beachy.

  12. This looks great and I agree, sometimes you need something EASY! When you get home and even the thought of cutting up broccoli, steaming it and dressing it seems like a Herculean task, a recipe like this comes in handy!

    By the way Kalyn, I’m organizing an “event” for Julia Child’s birthday next Tuesday. I’m asking people to cook one (or more) of her recipes, then blog about it. If this sounds like fun, please check out my post on Champaign Taste. I’m excited! But — is any JC stuff…South Beach-able? I’m thinking yes!

  13. Looks delicious, Kalyn and super fresh and healthy.

    You’re lucky to have fresh cucumbers as and when you want to have it.

    Btw, your photos are getting better! 🙂

  14. Kris, glad you liked it. I’m not exaggerating when I say people used to go nuts over this at Lake Powell.

  15. I fixed Cucumbers Caesar tonight because I saw the recipe on your blog this morning, and we’re picking 2-3 cucumbers a day. Very yummy!

  16. Sher we are channeling each other again. I was leaving a comment for you, then I clicked on my e-mail and you had just left a comment for me.

  17. Yes, there are times when a super easy recipe is necessary. It can make the difference between preparing a meal and giving up and ordering take out. Great recipe.