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Not Your Grandma's Cucumber Salad Recipe

This cumber salad is the perfect summer side.

Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish, vegetables
Cuisine American


Mise En Place

  • 3 Cucumber, Whole, Thickly Sliced
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Dill, Chopped
  • 1/2 Thinly sliced white onion
  • 1 Clove Garlic, Pressed
  • 1 Tomato, Thinly sliced, seeds removed

Other Ingredients

  • 1 TBSP Honey, Local- Raw & Unfiltered More, or less, to taste
  • 1 TBSP White Wine Vinegar, good quality More, or less, to taste
  • 1 TBSP Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Salt & Pepper To Taste
  • Fresh herbs Optional


  1. Press garlic into large bowl.

  2. Add onion and cucumber. Drizzle with EVOO until lightly coated and stir in 1 TSBP White Wine Vinegar.

  3. Add salt to taste, pepper and any other fresh herbs and/ or spices…examples
    may include basils, mints, lemon balm, fresh lemon zest or red pepper.

  4. Drizzle in honey and white wine vinegar.

    (I start with around
    1 tsp honey and add more if your taste desires...just add a little at a time.)

  5. Stir in tomato and take this time to adjust seasonings.

    Want more sweetness? Add honey.

    Prefer more vinegar? Add it.

  6. Finally, stir in dill (and other desired fresh herbs) and
    set in fridge until serving. Add more salt, if needed.

    I let marinade for at least 30 minutes.