Take a break from the usual salads with this refreshing 5-ingredient strawberry cucumber salad with a mix of colors, flavors, and textures, which is perfect for summer.

Take a break from the usual salads with this refreshing strawberry cucumber salad with a mix of colors, flavors, and textures, which is perfect for summer.

While it’s common to make fruit salads or vegetable salads, it always provides a refreshing and exciting twist when the two are combined. That’s what I did in this pretty and tasty twist on a cucumber salad that includes luscious strawberries.

With the combination of cucumbers and strawberries in this snack or side dish, you get a blend of soft and sweet strawberries with crisp and light cucumbers. The mix of deep red and light green adds to the display, which I like to enhance by overlapping slices with an alternating pattern between fruit and vegetable.

If you’re not overly fond of strawberries or cucumbers, feel free to substitute one or even both with the same concept of fruit plus vegetable. For instance, you could combine cucumbers with mango or strawberries with sliced celery.

Take a break from the usual salads with this refreshing strawberry cucumber salad with a mix of colors, flavors, and textures, which is perfect for summer.


To finish this light and healthy salad, I drizzle on a sweet and savory dressing that combines balsamic vinegar with your choice of maple syrup or honey, plus a dash of salt.

The end result is complete refreshment that’s ideal to serve for a summer party, to provide as a snack for your kids or to make a side dish within a meal. Since this cucumber salad is so simple yet refreshing and elegant, it’s also a great choice to bring to a get-together.

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Take a break from the usual salads with this refreshing strawberry cucumber salad with a mix of colors, flavors, and textures, which is perfect for summer.

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

  • Author: Sharon Chen
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Take a break from the usual salads with this refreshing strawberry cucumber salad with a mix of colors, flavors, and textures, which is perfect for summer.


Ingredients

Scale
  • 16 ounces fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons maple syrup or honey
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  1. Trim off the top of strawberries and slice them horizontally into thin circles. Peel and slice cucumbers.
  2. Arrange slices on a serving platter, overlapping layers.
  3. Whisk vinegar and maple syrup together until blended; drizzle over the salad. Then sprinkle with salt. Serve.

Notes

Gluten Free | Vegan


Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1
  • Calories: 75
  • Sugar: 12.8g
  • Sodium: 151mg
  • Fat: 0.4g
  • Saturated Fat: 0
  • Trans Fat: 0
  • Carbohydrates: 18.2g
  • Fiber: 2.7g
  • Protein: 1.3g
  • Cholesterol: 0

Keywords: cucumber salad

Take a break from the usual salads with this refreshing strawberry cucumber salad with a mix of colors, flavors, and textures, which is perfect for summer.

About the Author

Sharon Chen is an Integrative Nutrition Health Coach, an author and a sous vide fanatic who believes food not only brings healing but also connection. As the creator of StreetSmart Kitchen, she's on a mission to help you find balance, ease, joy, and simplicity in the kitchen as you improve your well-being.