This low carb cucumber salad with balsamic dressing just might become the cucumber salad recipe you’ll be making all summer! This salad is so easy and delicious, and when you have garden fresh cucumbers it will only make it better!
Pine cucumber salad with balsamic dressing to try it later.
I found this easy, easy, easy but amazing cucumber salad years ago on a great recipe site that’s no longer online, and I’ve been making the salad every summer since I tried it for the first time ! And cucumber salad time has finally arrived in Utah, and recently I made this Cucumber salad with balsamic vinaigrette again and I remembered how much I loved him.
I first made the salad when I was growing cucumbers in my garden, and oh my god, if you have fresh garden cucumbers, it will make this amazing salad even better! And I’m always looking for new ways to use garden vegetables like cucumbers, squash, and tomatoes, so when I make cucumber salad over and over again, you know it’s a real winner.
I’ll be honest, it’s partly the mayonnaise in the slightly sour but creamy dressing that makes me love this salad so much! Hope you remember this when cucumbers are so plentiful later this summer.
What ingredients do you need for this recipe:
Should white balsamic vinegar be used for this salad?
I don’t mind the slightly brown color of balsamic vinegar, but I would probably use white balsamic vinegar (affiliate link) if you have any.
What gives this cucumber salad the sweet and sour flavor notes?
Sure, balsamic vinegar has both sweet and sour flavors, but there are other ingredients that add up to the easy dressing for this salad. I sweetened the dressing with monk fruit sweetener (affiliate link), and used my fresh frozen lemon juice.
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How to make cucumber salad with balsamic vinaigrette:
(Scroll down for a printable recipe complete with nutritional information.)
- I used small Persian cucumbers that don’t need to be peeled. Cut the cucumbers into even-sized slices.
- Whisk together the balsamic vinegar, mayonnaise, sweetener, lemon juice and garlic to make the dressing.
- Toss desired amount of dressing over cucumbers, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, and serve!
- There is nothing easier than that for a salad with cucumbers! I hope all cucumber fans enjoy the recipe.
More escape-worthy salads with cucumbers:
Al’s famous Hungarian cucumber salad
Cucumber and radish salad with feta vinaigrette
Cucumber salad with parsley and feta
8 mini cucumbers
1/4 cup mayonnaise (see notes)
1 T best quality balsamic vinegar (see notes)
2 T Monkfruit Sweetener or other sweetener of your choice (see notes)
1 C. fresh lemon juice
1 C. garlic puree (also called ground garlic)
sea salt to taste
freshly ground black pepper to taste
- Cut off the ends of the cucumbers and cut them into slices about 3/8 inch thick. (I did not peel Persian cucumbers I used. If you have garden cucumbers, you can cut some of the skin off to make strips, which would be nice. If you have waxed cucumbers from the grocery store, I’d peel them completely.)
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, use a whisk to mix the mayonnaise, white balsamic vinegar (affiliate link), monk fruit sweetener (affiliate link) or sweetener of your choice, lemon juice and garlic.
- I would start with the smallest amount of sweetener and taste to see if you want to add more sweetener.
- Place the cucumbers in a serving bowl.
- Toss the cucumbers with the dressing, season with sea salt and pepper and serve.
- The salad can also be refrigerated for an hour or two before serving.
Use regular or light mayonnaise, depending on your preference. You can use white balsamic vinegar if you prefer a whiter dressing. Use more or less sweetener, depending on the quality of your vinegar; I would add a tablespoon and taste and keep adding until it tastes good. I like monk fruit sweetener (affiliate link) but use whatever sweetener you prefer.
Slightly adapted from a recipe I found online in 2006, on a large recipe site that is no longer online.
Amount per serving:
calories: 118Total fat: 10gSaturated fat: 2gTrans fat: 0gUnsaturated fat: 9gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 236mgCarbohydrates: 6gFiber: 1gSugar: 3gProtein: 1g
The nutritional information is automatically calculated by the recipe plugin I use. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy as many variables affect these calculations.
Low Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Index Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Cucumber Salad with Balsamic Dressing is a perfect side dish for low carb or keto diets or any phase of the Original South Beach Diet. Use the type of mayonnaise that matches your diet.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was first published in 2006, and I have made it every year since! The recipe was updated with new photos in 2017 and last updated with more information in 2022.
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