Dill Cucumber Salad. Fresh crisp cucumbers, red onions, and fresh dill with red wine vinegar and olive oil dressing make this low carb cucumber salad perfect for summer dinners and BBQs. This low carb Cucumber Salad is one the whole family will enjoy.
Dill Cucumber Salad
I love cold salads during the summer and this low carb cucumber salad is the perfect summer side dish. Cucumbers are naturally low carb and fresh dill has an amazing flvor that makes this Dill Cucumber Salad recipe the perfect easy side dish. This cucumber salad takes about 5 minutes to prep, then 10 minutes to set in the fridge for the flavors to combine and it is done.
While some may find it hard to come up with low carb veggie ideas that are bursting with flavor I like the personal challenge. I then like sharing them with all of you so you can enjoy them too. There are so many ways to enjoy veggies while keeping them low carb and keeping amazing flavors that you will never get bored finding side dishes to your favorite summer main dish recipes.
During the summer time I am not a fan of a ton of cooking. I would rather take that time to spend it with my kids having fun and relaxing as much as possible. So anything that is easy to make goes on our summer menu, including this easy dill cucumber salad recipe.
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How Many Carbs are in Cucumbers?
Cucumbers are a great low carb veggie with just 2g carbs per cup of sliced cucumber. Plus they are full of nutrients and vitamins that are healthy and good for you.
What is the best cucumber to use for cucumber salad?
I like using english cucumbers, but you can use any cucumbers for this recipe. It is best to use thinned skin cucumbers like english cucumbers, Kirby cucumbers, Japanese cucumbers and Persian cucumbers so the flavors of the vinegar and olive oil can be absorbed.
How to Store Cucumber Salad
Store cucumber salad in the fridge in an airtight container.
How long does cucumber salad last?
Dill cucumber salad will keep for up to 5 days in the fridge, but keep in mind the onions and the cucumbers will soften over time.
What do You Serve with Cucumber Salad?
Just about any main dish will pair well with this cold cucumber salad recipe. I like to make things like hot dogs, Grilled Steak, grilled chicken, grilled salmon, steak kabobs, Grilled Tilapia, chicken kabobs and burgers during the summer to keep the house from getting warm while cooking, but if you are looking for other main dish ideas check out some of our favorites.
Tips for making cucumber Salad
Even thin sliced cucumbers. I find it best to use a mandolin to slice cucumbers. You want them thinly sliced and uniformly sliced.
Let sit for at least 10 minutes in the fridge. You can let it sit longer but it needs at least 10 minutes for the flavors to be absorbed by the cucumbers.
Thin sliced red onion. You want to slice the red onions thin so you don’t have an over powering onion flavor.
Dill Cucumber Salad Ingredients
- English cucumbers, thinly sliced
- red onion, sliced
- red wine vinegar
- fresh dill
- olive oil
- bkack pepper
How to Make Dill Cucumber Salad
Wash and dry the cucumbers. Slice thinly using a mandolin.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cucumber and salt, allow them to sit for 10 minutes for the salt to soften the cucumber and pull out some of the water.
In a small mixing bowl, combine the red onion with the vinegar, allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
Mix the onion mixture into the cucumbers. Add in the dill, olive oil, and pepper, stir well.
Place the salad into the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.
Cold Low Carb Side Dish Recipes
Dill cucumber Salad
- 2 large English cucumbers thinly sliced
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1/2 medium red onion sliced
- 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
- 1/2 cup fresh dill
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- Wash and dry the cucumbers. Slice thinly using a mandolin.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the cucumber and salt, allow them to sit for 10 minutes for the salt to soften the cucumber.
- In a small mixing bowl, combine the red onion with the vinegar, allow it to sit for 10 minutes.
- Mix the onion mixture into the cucumbers. Add in the dill, olive oil, and pepper, stir well.
- Place the salad into the fridge for 10 minutes to chill.