This classic Cucumber Salad Recipe is so EASY to make. Crispy cucumbers in a tangy homemade dressing with herbs and garlic.

Though the salad can be made all year round, it’s a summertime favorite.

Classic cucumber salad in a bowl with onion and a dill dressing with a large serving spoon.

Cucumber Salad-

Thinly sliced fresh cucumbers with onions, fresh herbs and garlic in a creamy tangy homemade dressing. The combination of oil and mayo with the acidity from the vinegar, fresh dill and garlic make for an amazing dressing for the cucumber salad. 

I love that the cucumbers salad is so easy to make and uses staple ingredients you most likely already have on hand. It’s the perfect side salad for Beef Stroganoff or juicy Grilled Thighs during grilling season.

Sliced cucumbers, onion in a bowl topped with dill and black pepper.

How to make a cucumber salad?

I love how easy this cucumber salad is yet so refreshing – perfect for a quick salad.

Prepare the dressing:

  • In a bowl, whisk together all of the ingredients for the dressing. Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, mayo, garlic, parsley, dill, salt, and pepper.

Prepare salad:

  • Slice cucumbers and onion into thin slices.
  • Pour the dressing over the cucumbers and onion and mix to combine.
Fresh cucumber salad in a bowl with a spoon and fresh herbs.

Can you make the salad in advance?

Yes, this is a great salad to make in advance. Slice the cucumbers, cover and keep refrigerated. In a separate bowl, whisk together the ingredients for the salad. Mix the salad before serving.

What is the best cucumber to use?

English cucumber is great to use all year round. During the summer we like regular cucumbers (pickling cucumbers). If using regular cucumbers, you’ll need four of them. You can also use 6 mini cucumbers.


We used red onion for the salad and love the flavor they give the salad. Swee onion works just as great in this salad.

Homemade cucumber salad in a creamy dressing topped with herbs and a napkin on the side.

I hope this crispy and refreshing cucumber salad with the homemade dressing will become a favorite with your family!

Cucumber Salad Recipe with the BEST dressing

Thin slices of fresh cucumbers with onion and fresh dill and cilantro in a tangy homemade dressing. This salad is ready in just 5 minutes and is perfect for summertime parties.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 servings (as side salad)
Calories 78 kcal


  • 2 english cucumbers, sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced

cucumber salad dressing-


  • In a bowl, combine all the ingredients for the salad dressing.
  • Add the cucumbers and onions into a salad bowl. Pour the dressing in and toss to combine.
  • Enjoy!


Calories: 78kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 1gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 1mgSodium: 309mgPotassium: 115mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 79IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 13mgIron: 1mg
(The nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.)
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