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.
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.
How to Make this recipe:
(Scroll down for complete printable recipe with nutritional information.)
- 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.
- Cut the Cucumbers in half lengthwise and then into slices.
- Toss with desired amount of your favorite Caesar Dressing) and season generously with fresh-ground black pepper.
- That’s it!
- 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.
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:
- 2 medium cucumbers, preferably garden-fresh
- 3 T Caesar Dressing (see notes)
- fresh ground pepper to taste
- If you have garden-fresh cucumbers there is no need to peel.
- 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.
- Put cucumbers in serving bowl and dress liberally with Caesar Dressing.
- 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.
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.
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.