Looking for a fresh, marinated Cucumber Salad with Vinegar and chopped dill? This spring and summer side salad is a perfect addition to wraps, hamburgers and hot dogs and looks gorgeous on a table. Easily adaptable with a variety of crunch veggies and prepped/marinated in just 30 minutes, this salad is a healthy side dish that everyone will enjoy.
Cucumber Salad with Apple Cider Vinegar
Lovely, fresh cucumbers marinated in a simple vinegar and oil dressing, fresh herbs, and delicious crunchy vegetables- a great spring side dish choice! Scroll down for ideas on how to make this salad more robost and a printable recipe version.
Full measurements with an easy to follow printable recipe card are at the bottom of the post, helping you print for shopping and to cook in the kitchen.
- yellow, orange or red bell pepper
- grape tomatoes
- red onion
- chopped dill
- olive oil
- apple cider vinegar
- white sugar
- salt and pepper
Note on Cucumbers: You can substitute English cucumbers for 2 regular cucumbers, sliced thin. See recipe card for additional pepper notes.
How to make Marinated Cucumber Salad with Dill
- Add cucumber, pepper, tomatoes, onion and dill to a mixing bowl and mix well.
- In a separate, smaller bowl, add oil, vinegar, sugar and mix well. Season with salt and pepper.
- Pour mixture over cucumbers and mix.
- Let flavors mingle and marinate for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add additional sugar (1 teaspoon at a time) if you’d like a sweeter version of this salad. Serve immediately or refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
- Mix well before Serving.
- Add additional salt and pepper if desired.
WATCH ME MAKE COLD CUCUMBER SALAD
IS THIS COLD CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE KETO FRIENDLY?
Cucumbers are acceptable for keto and low carb diets. Here is nutritional information for this particular cucumber salad- broken down into 6 servings. This site uses Carb Manager that automatically inputs the ingredients into the system and gives out an estimated nutritional value. Please always be careful to double check with your own apps. Carb Manager gave this recipe a “B”.
VINEGAR TYPES FOR OIL AND VINEGAR SALADS
There are so many types of vinegar that changing up what you use can really change the flavors! I prefer an apple cider vinegar in this salad, but try it with Balsamic Vinegar or Red Wine Vinegar too!
ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS FOR VINEGAR CUCUMBER SALADS
This salad is so good the way it is and perfect as a side salad or picnic, but you can add a few different things to boost up ingredients if you like.
- Change up the tomatoes from grape tomatoes to cherry, Roma or slicing tomatoes
- Instead of slicing your cucumber thin, quarter it
- Add crumbled cheese
- Add larger or more bites of different peppers
- Try slices of white onions
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- 2 English cucumbers, sliced thin
- 1/2 of a yellow, orange or red bell pepper, chopped
- 1/2 cup grape tomatoes, cut in half
- 1/4 chopped red onion
- 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 1/2 teaspoons white sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- Add sliced cucumber, cut up peppers, cut tomatoes, chopped onion and fresh dill to a mixing bowl and combine well.
- In a separate, smaller bowl, add oil, apple cider vinegar, sugar and mix well. This is your marinade.
- Season dressing with salt and pepper.
- Pour oil and vinegar mixture over cucumbers and toss well until all vegetables are covered.
- Let flavors mingle and marinate for another 30 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate covered until ready to serve.
- Mix well before Serving to prevent settling.
- Add additional salt and pepper if desired.
- Add additional sugar (1 teaspoon at a time) if you'd like a sweeter version of this salad - just taste the oil/vinegar mixture prior to dumping it over the cucumber salad
- I buy bags of the red, yellow and orange baby peppers and we eat them a lot in our salads, so I pulled tiny versions of each one and cut up for my salad - feel free to get creative with the colors!
- Personally I enjoy extra tomatoes, so the second time I made this I added another cup of cut up grape tomatoes to the salad- you do not really need to change any other part of it if you do that. It brings in a lot more color as well
- If you do not have apple cider vinegar on hand, use white vinegar
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 53Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 39mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.