Renee's Kitchen Adventures

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Lemony Cucumber Salad

This isn't the most beautiful picture of this salad, but don't let it deter you from making is so delicious!  You can, of course, make it with English cucumbers, which would make a much more eye pleasing salad...but regular old cukes were on sale in my grocery four for a $1!  So I peeled, and seeded and used them in this refreshing cucumber salad.

I honestly, would have never thought to pair cukes and lemons.  But what a great taste surprise this ended up being!  And all for ONE PP!  Who could ask for more??

Lemony Cucumber Salad
adapted from Allrecipes

Servings - 6   Serving Size - about 1/2 cup or 1/6th of the recipe   Points+ per serving - 1 Point+
Calories - 27,   Total Fat - 0g,   Carb. - 6.4g,   Protein - 0.5g,   Fiber - 0.4g

2 English cucumbers or three large regular cucumbers
2 TBS chopped onion (optional)
1/4 cup unseasoned rice vinegar
2 TBS granulated sugar
2 tsp. celery seed
1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
1 tsp kosher salt
1 TBS fresh lemon juice

1.  Slice English cukes or if using regular cukes, peel, seed and slice.  In med bowl, combine the cukes and the onion, if using.  

2.  In small glass measure or canning jar, combine the rest of the ingredients and shake or stir until sugar and salt are dissolved.  Pour over cukes/onions.  Toss to coat and allow to sit in fridge for about 30 minutes before serving.  

What a yummy summery salad to go with just about anything!  I have to confess...I love cucumbers, so this loving this salad for me was easy.  I've had marinated cuke salads before...and I loved them all, but I have to say, the addition of lemon took this one to a whole new place.  Who would have thunk it?  

Of all the summer veg/fruit, I do think cucumbers and watermelon sit at the top of my favorite list.  What summer veg/fruits are your favorites? 



  1. Your recipe looks good! Just made cucumber salad today, love it too. Will have to try the lemon, sounds interesting.

    1. Hi Pam! I wasn't sure it would work, but was pleasantly surprised. Hope you like it too!

  2. YUM! I love cucumber salads too. My favorite summer fruits are definitely watermelon and tomatoes and I have to give it up for summer corn too

    1. agree on the tomatoes and good corn. Tomatoes are the best fresh this time of year for sure!

  3. I do enjoy cucumbers and watermelon but berries and tomatoes have to be at the top of my summer list! This looks like such a simple refreshing salad.

  4. Oh this does sound good, I would have never thought to use lemon either but, I can definitely see how they could go together. My summer favorites are tomatoes, basil, cucumbers and my blackberries :)

  5. I'm always looking for great salads like this one when people are just begging me to take their extra garden cucumbers off their hands. Saving this recipe for sure!

  6. These ingredients are making my mouth water. Such a nice promise of summer; and definitely a keeper for harvest time.
    #cucumbersalad #lemony #trainerapproved

    1. Yes! I'd be happy with summer year round! Thanks for stopping by!


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