Salads | July 4, 2018

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Growing up my mom would slice a fresh cucumber from the garden and put them in a tubberware bowl with white vinegar and salt and pepper.  We loved eating those vinegar-y cucumber slices.  She would make them for all of our summer BBQs and family get togethers over the summers.  I have really fond memories of running barefoot and eating lots of yummy summer foods like this marinated cucumber salad.

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marinated cucumber salad

Summer Eating

Fast forward about 20 years – my husband and I had dinner at his parents house one summer evening and she served a salad very similar to this one.  My mind immediately went back to those vinegar cucumbers my mom used to serve  My mother in law had cucumbers and tomatoes along with a yummy vinegar and oil dressing.

  

marinated cucumber salad

Fresh Veggies FTW

This salad can be altered to meet your personal tastes.  Just use cucumbers as a base and throw in whatever fresh veggies are in your garden or fridge.  I prefer tomatoes, avocados and a little bit of sliced red onion, but any combo would come out fantastic!

marinated cucumber salad ingredients

Season It Up with Real Salt

The key to this salad is the tangy vinegar and oil dressing, but don’t skip on the seasonings.  I used Real Salt garlic, onion, and season salt and it was perfection.  Real Salt has some new grinders coming out that we are so excited about – we can’t wait to share some recipes in the next weeks using these new seasonings.

We love that real salt is mined here in the US.  As a matter of fact it is the only pink salt that comes from the United States.

marinated cucumber salad and real salt seasonings

Perfect For A BBQ

When we talked about what dishes we would whip up to feature for the 4th of July I instantly decided on this salad.  I’ve made it a hundred times over for summer BBQs and 4th of July parties.  There is something about a cool crisp salad after a hot day that is perfect.

marinated cucumber salad

Chop & Toss

Enough jabbering though…lets get to this recipe!!!  It is sososososo easy!  Just chopping and tossing.

  1. Chop cucumbers, avocados, tomatoes and onion.
  2. Toss with your homemade dressing (recipe below.)
  3. Stick in the fridge for 30 minutes and serve cold.

marinated cucumber salad

We Want Your Review!

May I suggest you serve this alongside of Lemon Lime Chicken? After you make this – be sure to come back and leave a comment.  Love love hearing from you all!

5 from 1 vote
marinated cucumber salad
Marinated Cucumber Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
30 mins
Total Time
40 mins
 

Crisp summer veggies with a tangy dressing make the perfect side dish.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: marianted cucumber salad
Servings: 6
Calories: 218 kcal
Author: Kadee
Ingredients
  • 3 large cucumbers pealed and sliced
  • 2 large avocados sliced
  • 3 roma tomatoes cut into wedges
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 3/4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp oregano
  • 1/4 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp season salt
  • pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Combine cucumbers, avocado, tomatoes, and onion in a large bowl.
  2. In a blender, combine vinegar, oil and seasoning. Blend until well combined.
  3. Toss dressing with veggies.
  4. Chill in the fridge for 30 minutes prior to serving.
Nutrition Facts
Marinated Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 218 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 19g 29%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Sodium 300mg 13%
Potassium 609mg 17%
Total Carbohydrates 10g 3%
Dietary Fiber 5g 20%
Sugars 3g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 9.3%
Vitamin C 19.5%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 4.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

 

marinated cucumber salad

marinated cucumber salad

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