Spring Salad Recipe (VIDEO)

I never thought a salad with such simple ingredients and dressing can be so delicious. I love that this Spring Salad Recipe uses ingredients that are all pretty much always on hand and in your kitchen. Freshly shredded cabbage, tomatoes, cucumbers with a light homemade dressing. So delicious and feels like spring is in the air.

Spring salad in a bowl with a spoon and towel.

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This spring salad recipe is one I learned from the Uzbek kitchen from my mother-in-law. Yes, it’s pretty universal and I am sure we have something similar in Ukrainian kitchen but I love their combination. It’s a great choice when you need a quick and good healthy salad but you don’t want to spend hours preparing it. A simple spring salad with fresh cucumbers, shredded cabbage, tomatoes, red onion, cilantro with a simple olive oil dressing.

What’s best to eat with the Spring Salad Recipe?

This is great with some Bacon and Mushroom Chicken or even a Meat and Potato Casserole and of course fresh Uzbek Lepyoshki.. 🙂

(P.S. This was one of my very first posts, I’m just bumping it to the front so don’t judge the old photography skills here;)..)


  • Cabbage
  • Tomatoes
  • Cucumber
  • Red onion
  • Cilantro
  • Dill
  • Olive oil
  • Vinegar
  • Salt & pepper

Step by step pictures on how to make spring salad.

I especially love this salad in the summertime when fresh ingredients from the garden are used. Fresh homemade veggies take this salad to a whole level of wonderful.  Making or eating this salad reminds me so much of the spring. You can finally start getting out the garden tools to begin your early garden preparation. We absolutely love having our own garden. Having fresh produce is something I wish I could have all year round.

Though gardening is so time-consuming, it so worth it. We love planting cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, green onion, cilantro, basil, dill, potatoes, and sorrel, to name a few. Once fall comes, I put away the potatoes and we usually have potatoes all winter long, at least until the end of March. It’s amazing knowing my children are eating home-grown produce without added pesticides. We then eat organic potatoes for a fraction of the price. Winner!

Close up of spring salad in a large bowl.

The slicer I use to shred the cabbage is a Mandoline Slicer.  It does wonders and makes the shredding process so much easier and quicker!

This salad is also a great side dish for a gathering or event, it’s light, simple and healthy. Just have all your ingredients prepared and refrigerated. The, right before serving, add the dressing, season and mix. It’s as simple as that.

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5 from 1 vote
Spring salad with cabbage, tomatoes and cucumbers with a light dressing.
Spring Salad
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins

 Easy spring salad with cabbage, cucumber, tomatoes, red onion and cilantro with an olive oil dressing.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Servings: 2 - 4 servings
Author: Valentina's Corner
  • 1 1/2 cups packed shredded cabbage.
  • 2 medium tomatoes
  • 1/2 English cucumber (or 2 small cubes)
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 1/4 cup dill
  • 5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 tsp vinegar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  1. Shred the cabbage.

  2. Cut the cucumber in half and slice.
  3. Slice the tomato in half and into thin slices.

  4. Slice the red onion very thin.
  5. Chop the dill and cilantro.
  6. Combine the olive oil and vinegar pour over the ingredients. Salt and pepper the salad. Mix. Serve immediately.
  7. Simple as that. Enjoy!!



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Show 8 Comments
  • Brenda 06/07/2018, 11:16 pm

    The Spring Salad looks good, but can you recommend a substitution for the cilantro? I get the soapy flavor from fresh cilantro.

    • admin 06/08/2018, 11:27 pm

      What a bummer, Brenda. Parsley would be a great substitute, or just leave it out completely. Hope you love the salad. 🙂

  • Richa Gupta 01/05/2018, 9:52 pm

    Wonderful combo and the salad looks healthy too!

    • admin 01/06/2018, 6:20 pm

      Thanks so much, Richa. 🙂

  • Carolyn 01/04/2018, 6:56 pm

    I love how colorful this is!

    • admin 01/04/2018, 7:39 pm

      Thank you, Carolyn, I hope you enjoy this salad.:)

  • Danna K. 05/29/2016, 1:59 am

    Thanks for the very good recipe!!! So tasty!!!

    • admin 05/29/2016, 2:24 pm

      So glad you tried this Danna… I love this salad. It’s super easy to make, ingredients are almost always on hand, plus healthy.. Whahooo!!! 🙂

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