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25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool

Here are 25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to keep you cool all summer long, and when cucumbers are fresh from the garden I never get tired of eating them! These tasty cucumber salads are all low-carb and gluten-free, and all these are delicious summer salads I make over and over! Use Recipe Round-Ups to see more low-carb round-ups like this one.

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How do you feel about cucumbers?  I’m always kind of shocked when someone tells me they don’t like them, but then I realize maybe those cucumber-adverse people have only had grocery store cucumbers. Those overly large waxy creatures are a poor substitute for fresh garden cucumbers, which are loaded with a delicate flavor that I just love. And as soon the weather gets hot I start craving cucumber salads.

I like cucumber salad any time of year and I have a lot of favorites, but cucumbers are especially great when the weather gets hot. And it’s HOT right now all across the U.S., so I’m updating this collection to share 25 Low-Carb Cucumbers Salads to Keep You Cool. Hope you enjoy my favorite cucumber salads all summer long!

And last week I mentioned I was going to try sharing the weekly Low-Carb recipe Round-Up post on Thursday so that people who subscribe to the blog by e-mail will get it on Friday and have an extra day to get ingredients to try some of these recipes on the weekend. I got good feedback on that, so I think I’ll keep sharing the round-up posts on Thursdays.

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All of these are favorite cucumber salads I make every summer when the weather gets too hot to cook! And I am constantly updating the photos (and I see a few more that need to get updated this summer!) If I don’t have cucumbers from the garden I love the mini Persian cucumbers that you can buy at Costco, or the European cucumbers that are available all year.

Just click the recipe title under any photo to see the complete recipe for that salad, and enjoy!

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This Not So Dumb Salad with Cucumbers, Tomatoes, Onions, Avocado, and Balsamic Vinegar was sent to me by a reader named Lisa. It’s turned into one of the most popular recipes on my blog, so thanks again to Lisa for sharing this great idea.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

When I got the recipe for Al’s Famous Hungarian Cucumber Salad (from my friend Al Church), it rocked my world. If you like cucumbers, this salad is not to be missed!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

Chopped Tomato and Cucumber Salad with Mint, Feta, Lemon, and Thyme is a classic I make all summer long. I never get tired of this one!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Chinese Cucumber Salad is simple but delicious and perfect to serve with any dish that has soy sauce.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

Effie’s Easy and Amazing Cottage Cheese Salad with Za’atar was sent to me by a reader from Israel, and it really is amazing!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

I absolutely love the flavors in this Vegan Tomato Salad with Cucumber, Avocado, Cilantro, and Lime.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you like Thai food, you must try this Wake-Up-Your-Mouth Thai Cucumber Salad that I first made back in 2006. This is one of my favorite side dishes for any kind of grilled chicken.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

A cucumber and feta salad that I’ve made over and over is this Cucumber and Avocado Salad with Lime, Mint, and Feta.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad with Fresh Dill is a summer classic.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

Chopped peperoncini in the salad and peperoncini brine in the dressing makes all the difference in this Spicy Chopped Greek-Style Salad with Peperoncini.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

It doesn’t get any easier than this Easy Low-Carb Cucumbers Caesar, and this is always a hit!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

People who share my love of fresh parsley will enjoy this Cucumber, Onion, and Parsley Salad with Feta.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

Middle Eastern Tomato Salad is a classic combination of cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, parsley, and mint, and I’ve been enjoying this for years!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you have fresh basil you must try this Garden Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Fresh Basil.  I could eat this every day for lunch in the summer!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s unusual, but this Cucumber Avocado Salad with Tuna, Cilantro, and Lime is a combination that really works!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love, love, love this Low-Carb Cucumber Salad with Easy Balsamic Dressing.
25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

I also love this Cucumber and Radish Salad with Feta, Red Wine Vinegar, and Buttermilk Dressing. It’s the Feta dressing that makes this a wow!

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

This Asian Cucumber Salad with Cilantro and Vidalia Onions is another one I’ve made many times.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

Shrimp and Cucumber Noodle Salad with Thai Flavors is a great combination!
25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

I finally got better photos for this Chopped Greek Style Salad with Red, Yellow, and Orange Bell Peppers and lately I’ve been buying those bags of mixed-color peppers just so I can make this.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

Cucumbers are absolutely a MUST in this American Greek Salad with Lettuce, and this is another fave I make over and over.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love this Spicy Shrimp and Cucumber Salad with Mint, Lemon, and Cumin and this can be a perfect summer lunch.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love all the crunchy ingredients in Cucumber Ribbon Salad with Peppers, Radishes, and Thai Dressing.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

A new favorite salad with cucumbers is this Spinach and Kale Salad with Greek Flavors and Feta-Lemon Vinaigrette.

25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool found on KalynsKitchen.com

And last but absolutely not least, this Tomato, Cucumber, and Radish Salad with Yogurt and Tahini Dressing is my attempt at re-creating a salad I enjoyed in Chicago with my blogging friend Lydia.

How do you feel about cucumbers?   If you have a favorite cucumber salad recipe or recipe using cucumbers, please share what it is in the comments.

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53 comments on “25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads to Keep You Cool”

  1. I actually really love cucumbers. They are crispy and so light and actually refreshing to me. I am so happy to have all these great recipes now!

  2. I love cucumbers and this is a fantastic roundup!!!

  3. Glad I am not the only one who loves cucumbers!

  4. These cucumber salads all look so good I'd like to try some of these. I've been enjoying lots of cucumbers this summer, in salads, soups and pickles. Sometimes I just cut them up and eat them straight up without anything else.

  5. Jeanette, I do that too, especially with garden cucumbers.

  6. I love cucumbers and have a ton of them in the refrigerator. This weeks cucumber roaster-
    -Sliced and sprinkled with some rice wine vinegar and dill weed.
    -In chopped salad with tomatoes, bell pepper, red onion, feta cheese, kalmata olives
    -Thai with ginger, scallion, rice wine vinegar, sugar, cilantro
    -Friday treat- Creamed with a mayo-sour cream dill dressing
    – Tomorrow- spears with a little S&P

  7. CJ, thanks for all the great cucumber ideas.

  8. Cucumber sandwiches, with or without cheese, all different cheeses.

  9. Here's one that I made up from different asian cucumber recipes.

    Asian Cucumber Salad

    1 Cucumber – peeled, seeded and thinly sliced
    ¼ c. sliced red onion
    1 Tbl. sugar or Splenda
    2 Tbl. chopped cilantro
    1 Tbl. lime juice
    1 Tbl. rice vinegar
    2 tsp. fish sauce
    1 tsp. dark sesame oil
    ½ tsp. salt
    ½ tsp. sambal olek or sriracha sauce (optional)

    Combine all ingredients. Let set at room temperature for 30 minutes or more before serving. Taste to see if salty/sweet/spicy flavor needs to be adjusted before serving.

  10. Loving the cucumber ideas!

  11. Great recipes, Kalyn. I love cukes too-here's my newest favorite-a crunchy Mediterranean inspired salad from Whole Foods:
    http://eatlittleeatbig.blogspot.com/2011/06/recipe-for-mediterranean-crunch-salad.html

    I also love them sliced thin and piled high on a whole wheat and hummus sandwich!

  12. I LOVE cucumbers. Thanks for posting these delectible recipes, Kalyn. The only vegetable I am growing this season due to a lot of traveling is a green zebra tomato plant which I picked up at the farmers market in June…its very tall now but has two tomatoes on it…not ripe yet (I think)..but how do I know when green zebras are ripe?

  13. I adore cucumbers, and though I don't grow my own, I love Kirby (pickling) cukes from the local farm stand, and the mini-Persian cucumbers that are becoming easier to find in the supermarket. Every one of these cucumber salads looks fantastic!

  14. This post pains me a bit… My wife has two stomach issues… Cucumbers and watermelon. Sigh

    Look wonderful, but very unlikely to try any

  15. I love cucumbers. I've grown them for the first time this year and they are so incredibly sweet. So many don't even make it to the table because I wind up nibbling on them. These recipes are great and I can't way to try them!

  16. Oh I do feel bad for anyone who doesn't get to enjoy cucumbers. The garden cucumbers are so divine, but the small Persian cucumbers are also just wonderful.

  17. Wanda if you type "Green Zebra Tomatoes" into the search bar there is a post from last year where I showed how they look when they're ripe.

  18. These are all wonderful recipes, especially the ones with feta.

    I've always loved the very simple cucumber and onion salad my mother in law taught us how to make, and that my husband now makes perfectly. It's a perfect accompaniment to barbecue – tangy, light, delicious.

    The recipe is in this blog post – the 2nd recipe down in the post.

    http://www.tbtam.com/2008/05/a-quartet-of-salads-for-a-choral-gathering-2.html

  19. That cucumber-dill-vinegar salad sounds great! Sometimes I think the simplest cucumber salads are the best.

  20. Oh, man! I love this lineup! Now, which one should I make first. Hmmm…

  21. Paz, glad you like it!

  22. Actually, I know which one I'll start with first. The Not-so-dumb salad, which I've printed and then the Greek-style salad. Also printed. Just need to buy the cucumbers. 😉

  23. Paz, I bet the GreenMarkets in NYC have wonderful cucumbers!

  24. Oh, yes, Kalyn! I'm sure. I'll plan to do some shopping there. I'm glad you mentioned them because I didn't even thing of it.

  25. We got quite a few cucumbers in our CSA box this week- perfect timing!

  26. My mother in law always kept me supplied with her cucumbers. Now Ibuy them I prefer the Lebanese, which I guess is what you call Persian.

    Great round up Kalyn.

  27. Love the cucumber roundup. I checked your blog tonight specifically for cucumber recipes, for we came home from a 10 day vacation and I picked 25 cucumbers that ripened while we were gone!!! Not to mention the 15+ picked in the days prior to departure. At that time, I came across a Wasabi Cucumber Salad that is divinely Asian tasting, has quite a kick, and I made several times already. I have it posted on my blog: http://scrumptiousandsumptuous.wordpress.com/2011/07/15/wasabi-cucumber-sesame-salad/

    I look forward to using up our bounty with some of your posted recipes. Thanks again.

  28. How nice to get CSA cucumbers; I bet they are fantastic.

    Thanks Barbara! Yes I think Lebanese and Persian cucumbers would be the same thing. Very small with thin skin.

    Maria, your salad with wasabi sounds wonderful!

  29. I haven't chimed in for quite some time, but I had to stop and say thanks. I don't even know how many times I have googled for cuke recipes and not found much to try…I love this post. So many good ideas that are just my style I jotted down several of the recipes and hit the store for a few of the ingredients I don't usually keep on hand…tried the one with garbanzo beans to start off…gonna try one with avocado today…. loving it.

  30. Mom-ster, glad you like the cucumber recipes! Have fun trying them.

  31. ok, that is the best salad page ever, love all the salads, I love cucumber, so bookmarking this page 🙂

  32. Wonderful round up! One of my favorites is a cucumber yogurt salad – tzatziki in greece or raita in India – my recipe is here: http://gardenofeatingblog.blogspot.com/2008/07/cucumber-yogurt-salad-with-herbs-aka.html

  33. Eve, I do love that type of cucumber salad with yogurt!

  34. I adore cucumbers in every form. They're always so refreshing! What a fantastic round-up this is, Kalyn.

  35. Thanks Dara. I am totally with you on the cucumber love. I think they're the perfect summer food. And such a good vehicle to transport Feta cheese to your mouth!

  36. Ahhhh, my favorite food for summer, cucumbers! Brings back wonderful food memories. My Polish mother, in the hot and humid climate of Toronto summers always had cucumbers in a dish of cold sour cream with skinny strips of onion around it. I relish that memory.
    Thanks for all the delicious cucumbe recipes, Kalyn. I am printing them out as I write.

  37. What a fun memory Wanda. My own mom always had cucumbers in the fridge in a mixture of water and apple cider vinegar. We would eat them with lots of salt and black pepper. I think they're the perfect summer food; hope you enjoy!

  38. I forgot to add an ingredient to my Polish mother's recipe for cucumbers. Besides cold sour cream she sprinkled on some dill. Loved it.
    All your delicious posted recipes are making my mouth water, Kalyn.

    Happy Cool Summer!

  39. Oh yes, dill is always great with cucumbers!

  40. Love these! I will be doing lots of cucumber salads this summer.

  41. Thanks Mimi, glad you like it!

  42. My little basil plant needed pinching back so I made the Garden Cucumber Salad with Tuna and Fresh Basil today and loved it. So easy to throw together and very refreshing. I can see this becoming a staple in my brown bag rotation.

  43. Kate, so glad you enjoyed it. I love that combination.

  44. A wonderful round up here! Cucumber is one of my favorite summer foods and we have in various ways. Did you know sliced cucumber and tomatoes are staple for a typical Turkish breakfast? Among all, I think my all time favorite cucumber recipe is cacik, which is a combination of strained yogurt, thinly chopped cucumber, mashed garlic and a little dried mint. A perfect refreshing appetizer or side dish or even a snack in summer!

  45. Zerrin, I did know that cucumbers are a staple in all the countries in that part of the world, but I had no idea they were eaten for breakfast. And I have not heard about cacik either, thanks for sharing that! Sounds like something I'd love.

  46. It's great to taste cucumber salads in this hot summer. All of your recipes are amazing!

  47. Having healthy snacks and grab ‘n go lunches like this would be a big help to me.

  48. Thank you for sharing this great set of recipes!!! Love almost any kind of salad. They all look so tasty and perfect for my summer diet:)
    Jessi

  49. ALL of these salads are amazing! I can’t decide which one to make first. I always have tons of cukes from our garden, so I am happy to have received this post.

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