These light and summery cucumber salads are an excellent addition to an entree or a healthy snack in between meals. They’re packed with nutrients and offer a crispy freshness that will leave you feeling satisfied. Here are 12 unique cucumber salads you can start making tonight!

1. Asian Smashed Cucumber Salad

Asian Smashed Cucumber Salad

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This light and refreshing Asian Smashed Cucumber Salad by Tara Weir will be a family favorite. Enjoy it year-round, but especially in the summer with BBQ or spicy Asian dishes.

2. Spicy Cucumber Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

Spicy Cucumber Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing

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Cucumbers will rise to the top of your salad favorites once you taste this Spicy Cucumber Salad with Creamy Peanut Dressing by Denise Perrault. It’s the bowl-cleaning healthy vegan indulgence you’ve got to experience.

3. Vietnamese Cucumber Salad with Cilantro and Roasted Peanuts

Vietnamese Cucumber Salad with Cilantro and Roasted Peanuts

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This fresh and spicy Vietnamese Cucumber Salad with Cilantro and Roasted Peanuts by Nadine Horn and Jorg Mayer is perfect for your next vegan barbecue or as a side dish to your favorite Asian stir-fry.

4. Pickled Asian Cucumber Salad

Pickled Asian Cucumber Salad

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This Pickled Asian Cucumber Salad by Gabrielle St. Claire has tons of flavors and yet, everything blends seamlessly together. It’s made up of a few accessible, affordable, colorful ingredients, that encompass a variety of textures. The salad has a hint of spice and it’s perfect by itself or on top of burgers, salads, and just about anything else you could imagine.

5. Spicy Cucumber Salad With Pan-Fried Tofu

Spicy Cucumber Salad With Pan-Fried Tofu

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This Spicy Cucumber Salad With Pan-Fried Tofu by Gin Butters makes a fresh cucumber salad a little bit more filling by tossing it into a saucepan and sautéeing it along with cubes of tofu, bell pepper, and roasted nuts. Tossed in a gingery and garlicky dressing, these vegetables transform into a warm and tangy salad. Savory, wholesome, and delicious!

6. Basil Cucumber Salad

Basil Cucumber Salad

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This crunchy and refreshing Basil Cucumber Salad by Shannon Leparski hits the spot! It’s perfect for spring and summer and all things warm weather-related. Not only is it cleansing and ultra-healthy, but it’s also great for hydrating our bodies and keeping our skin youthful and glowing. With crunchy cucumber, chopped cauliflower, fresh basil, and a creamy lemon dressing, this nourishing recipe is perfect for lunch, as a side, or as a light dinner.

7. Sichuan Sesame Shirataki Noodles and Cucumber Salad

Sichuan Sesame Shirataki Noodles and Cucumber Salad

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Have you heard of shirataki noodles? These clear, chewy are noodles made from the konjac yam and they’re amazing in recipes inspired by East Asian cuisine. In this recipe, these noodles take center stage, served with a dressing that doesn’t skimp on the savory umami flavor. These Sichuan Sesame Shirataki Noodles and Cucumber Salad by Maggie Jones are refreshingly tasty and super easy to make. It only takes a few minutes to rinse the pasta and mix the dressing.

8. Cucumber Seaweed Salad

Cucumber Seaweed Salad

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This Cucumber Seaweed Salad by Claire Ragozzino is both light and refreshing on its own, but pairs well with brown rice, toasted tofu, and a big juicy slice of avocado to make it a more balanced meal. You can never go wrong with that deliciously satisfying umami taste of ume plum vinegar paired with lime and tamari.

9. Cucumber Tomato Salad

Cucumber Tomato Salad

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Crunchy cucumbers, salty greens, and juicy cherry tomatoes are diced together in this light and refreshing Cucumber Tomato Salad by Kristina Humphreys. Tossed with a generous amount of Creamy Garlic Dressing, each vegetable is covered in a savory and flavorful sauce. Vegetables diced into tiny pieces are much more enjoyable to eat, plus they get completely covered in the dressing and absorb all its amazing flavors.

10. Mint Cucumber Tabbouleh Salad

Mint Cucumber Tabbouleh Salad

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This classic Mint Cucumber Tabbouleh Salad by Kristina Jug & Mitja Bezensek is a simple and quick grain salad, perfect as a side dish for your summer grill meals.

11. Carrot Cucumber Jicama Salad with Mint Tahini Dressing

Carrot Cucumber Jicama Salad with Mint Tahini Dressing

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Crunchy, hydrating, and coated in a creamy minty sauce, this is salad reimagined and so much more fun. Carrots, cucumber, and jicama are some of the best veggies to consume raw, particularly when chewed thoroughly. They have high water content and pair well with other cooked or raw foods. This Carrot Cucumber Jicama Salad with Mint Tahini Dressing by Amy Height is spectacular!

12. Cucumber Quinoa Salad With Blackberries

Cucumber Quinoa Salad With Blackberries

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While quinoa is a great replacement for rice in savory dishes, it’s also a wonderful grain to incorporate into sweet dishes! This Cucumber Quinoa Salad With Blackberries by Taylor Kiser features spiralized cucumber noodles, almond milk, blackberries, slivered almonds, and mint. The gingery, creamy, almond butter vinaigrette makes this dish truly special.

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