Cucumbers Caesar is so easy to make, so low in carbs, and so delicious that once you try it you’ll make this tasty salad over and over. And if you can get fresh garden cucumbers, that will make this tasty 3-ingredient salad even better!

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I first posted this incredibly easy 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 easy recipes. And I love easy when it comes to cooking, and that clamor for easy recipes was the reason I created the Five Ingredients or Less category, on the site. That category that has recipes with not over five ingredients (not including common ingredients like salt, pepper, olive oil, etc.) has been popular for years with people who want easy recipes.

And this is three-ingredients recipes for Cucumbers Caesar 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. Once you try the recipe I bet you’ll make it regularly 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?

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

What Caesar Dressing do I use for Cucumbers Caesar?

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.

What kind of cucumbers are best for this salad?

Of course fresh garden cucumbers are best for any salad with cucumber. But when you don’t have those, I would prefer either the “European” cucumbers that come wrapped in plastic, or the small mini cucumbers. Regular grocery store cucumbers are often sold with a wax on the skin and they aren’t as flavorful.

Want to see a whole collection of tasty cucumber salads?

If you’re also a cucumber fan, check out 30 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to see more of my many favorite salads with cucumbers!

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How to make Cucumbers Caesar:

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  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.

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Make it a Low-Carb Meal Meal:

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

More Extra Easy Salads with Cucumbers:

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Yield: 2 servings

Cucumbers Caesar

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.


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.

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

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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This super simple recipe for Cucumbers Caesar has been a hit on my blog since 2006! The recipe was last updated with more information in 2024.

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