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Easy Cucumber Salad

For making this simple cucumber salad cut into equal sized pieces.  Add chopped onions and green chillies.  Add salt and chopped coriander leaves. Squeeze some lemon juice. Toss to combine and serve immediately.

Cucumber salad is one of the most popular salad. Cucumber is a widely cultivated vegetable that contains 95% of water and very low in calories and fat. Consuming cucumber is very good for health. As it contains lots of water particles it gives a refreshing taste and can help relieve dehydration during summer.

Though it is a vegetable,  it is actually a fruit and can be eaten as raw. In Indian cuisine cucumber is used as a vegetable and used in making different recipes.

Try Indian style cucumber recipes


Cucumber is commonly enjoyed as fresh and raw by making salad or by adding cucumber slices into sandwiches. There are different recipes of cucumber salad. Here I have shared the simplest recipe for cucumber salad. 

You can eat fresh cucumber peeled or unpeeled. It depends on the thickness of the skin. The variety of cucumber that are available in the market of my place have thick skin. Therefore I like to serve it peeled. Taste the cucumber before you add it to any dish. If it tastes bitter, discard the bitter parts. For making this simple cucumber salad cut into equal sized pieces.  Add chopped onions and green chillies.  Add salt and chopped coriander leaves. Squeeze some lemon juice. Toss to combine and serve immediately. 

Easy Cucumber Salad 


📎Course : Side dish 
📎Cuisine : Indian
🔪Preparation Time : 5 minutes
♨Cooking Time : 0
🕞Total : 5 minutes
🍴Servings : 2

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 cucumber 
  • 1 red onion, chopped 
  • 2 green chillies, chopped 
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice 
  • Salt to taste 
  • Little chopped coriander leaves 

METHOD:

  1. Wash cucumber under running water. Peel off it's skin. Cut lengthwise into 4 pieces and then cut crosswise.
  2. Add chopped onions, chopped green chillies and chopped coriander leaves. 
  3. Add salt. 
  4. Squeeze lemon juice. 
  5. Toss everything well to combine. 
  6. Serve immediately as a side dish at lunch or dinner. 

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