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Cucumber Pepper Salad

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Brighten up your summer meals with this refreshing cucumber pepper salad! Packed with crisp cucumbers and colorful bell peppers, it’s the perfect dish to bring the most beautiful, vibrant summer colors to the bowl.

everything bagel cucumber and bell pepper salad on a plate.

Tangy ginger vinaigrette gives this salad the perfect bite, complementing the light sweetness of the vegetables.

This salad recipe is sure to be a hit, ideal for picnics, potlucks, barbecues, or as a healthy side. Let’s get started!

Cucumber and Bell Pepper Salad Recipe

Ingredient List

  • mini cucumbers, sliced thin
  • red bell pepper and yellow bell pepper
  • Ginger vinaigrette dressing (to taste) – We used the brand Little Salad Bar Ginger Vinaigrette. It’s refrigerated at the store.
  • Everything bagel seasoning (to taste)
fresh vegetable salad ingredients.

How to make Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad

Start by combining the sliced cucumbers, red bell peppers, and yellow bell peppers in a large mixing bowl.

cucumber and bell peppers in a silver mixing bowl.

Drizzle enough ginger vinaigrette dressing over the vegetables to coat them lightly; you can add as little or as much as you like.

  • My tip is to start with just a drizzle, mix, and see if that is enough moisture. You can always add more, but you cannot remove it!

Toss the vegetables till evenly coated with the Ginger Vinaigrette dressing.

pouring ginger dressing on vegetables.

Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning generously over the mixture and stir again.

Again, the amount can vary depending on preference. Because the flavor is largely based on fresh veggies, it’s a very forgiving salad and is great with ingredient adjustments.

pouring everything bagel on a salad in a mixing bowl.

Serve cucumber pepper salad immediately, or cover and refrigerate it until ready to serve.

We love cucumbers so much! And if you love them too, we recommend trying Dill Cucumber Salad, Spiral Cucumber Salad, or Cucumber Tomato Feta Salad.

cucumber pepper salad on a white serving tray.

FAQs and Variations:

Can I make this salad ahead of time? Yes, you can prepare this salad in advance. It will keep well in the refrigerator for a day. Just be sure to stir it well before serving to redistribute the dressing and seasoning.

Is there a substitute for the ginger vinaigrette dressing? If you prefer a different flavor or cannot find ginger vinaigrette, feel free to use any other vinaigrette you choose. A citrus or herb-based dressing (as well as a simple ranch) could also work well with this salad.

Can I add other ingredients? Absolutely! You can add ingredients such as sliced red onions, cherry tomatoes, or even chickpeas for added protein.

large plate of tiktok famous bell pepper and cucumber salad.

What to serve with Cucumber and Pepper Salad.

Aside from whipping up and eating as a lone and light lunch, this recipe can be easily doubled or tripled to serve for a summer party alongside a burger, a classic chicken salad sandwich, or even salmon.

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Cucumber Pepper Salad


Prep Time 7 minutes
Cucumber and bell pepper salad is a light, delicious, veggie-filled summer salad that makes a perfect side or a full-on healthy lunch.

Ingredients
 

  • 3 mini cucumbers sliced thin
  • 2/3 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 2/3 cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • ginger vinaigrette dressing to taste
  • everything bagel seasoning to taste

Instructions

  • Start by combining the sliced cucumbers, red bell peppers, and yellow bell peppers in a large mixing bowl.
  • Drizzle ginger vinaigrette dressing over the vegetables to coat them lightly; the exact amount can vary depending on your taste preference.
  • Toss the vegetables gently to ensure they are evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Sprinkle everything bagel seasoning generously over the mixture and stir again to distribute the seasoning evenly. You can adjust the amount of seasoning according to how flavorful you like your salad.
  • Salad can be served immediately, or you can cover and refrigerate it until it's time to serve. If serving later, give a good stir prior to eating.

Notes

Tip: Add chopped tomatoes, chickpeas, or chopped red onions.
Slicing the Cucumbers:
  1. Wash and Dry: Start by thoroughly washing the cucumbers and then drying.
  2. Trim Ends: Trim the ends of each cucumber.
  3. Use a Sharp Knife: Carefully slice the cucumber lengthwise into thin rounds. 
Chopping the Bell Peppers:
  1. Wash and Dry: Like with cucumbers, start by washing the bell peppers. Dry them to remove any excess water.
  2. Remove the Top, Bottom, and Seeds: Slice off the top and bottom of the bell pepper. Remove the core and seeds.
  3. Cut into Flattened Panels: Slice down one side of the pepper to open it into a flat panel. 
  4. Slice and Dice: Lay the flat panel skin side down on the cutting board. Slice into strips and then crosswise into cubes. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1cup | Calories: 156kcal

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