Crisp Cucumber Salad: crunchy, crispy texture with a touch of sweetness. The combination of fresh veggies will make you crave this salad all-summer long. | olgainthekitchen.com

Crisp Cucumber Salad

5 from 2 votes
Servings: 4 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

Crunchy, crispy texture with a touch of sweetness that makes this Crisp Cucumber Salad extra delicious. The combination of fresh veggies will make you crave this salad all-summer long.

Ingredients

Crisp Cucumber Salad Ingredients:

  • 4 medium cucumbers (or 1 English) – sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper – julienned
  • 1 medium carrot – julienned
  • 1/4 large purple onion (or 1 small shallot) – finely chopped
  • 3 green onions – finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh parsley – finely chopped

Crisp Cucumber Salad Dressing Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed or sunflower oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar (or distilled white vinegar)
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fine salt – or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper – or to taste
  • 1 garlic clove – pressed

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl, combine the salad dressing ingredients: 3 tbsp grapeseed oil, 1 tbsp white wine vinegar, 1 tsp granulated sugar, 1 tsp fine salt, 1/4 tsp ground black pepper and 1 pressed garlic clove. Give a gentle stir and set aside for sugar and salt to dissolve.

  2. Wash and paper towel pat dry the salad ingredients.

  3. In a large bowl, combine 4 sliced medium cucumbers, 1 julienned red bell pepper, 1 julienned medium carrot, 1/4 finely chopped large purple onion, 3 finely chopped green onions and 2 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley.

  4. Pour the salad dressing over the vegetables and toss gently to coat. Serve right away. (I like to refrigerate for 30 minutes (covered) before serving so that the flavors really blend in).

Recipe Notes

  • You can replace 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley for 2 tbsp chopped fresh dill.
  • Make the salad dressing BEFORE you start cutting the vegetables. It will give time for sugar and salt to dissolve.
  • You can make this salad the day before, but add the dressing before serving or the cucumbers will release their juices, drowning the salad in excess amount of water.
  • Use Benriner Mandoline and Julienne Slicer for quicker cutting and slicing of vegetables.

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