Make This Cucumber Salad for Easy Summer Lunches

Make This Cucumber Salad for Easy Summer Lunches

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Ariel Knutson
May 30, 2018
(Image credit: Live Simply)

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I can't get enough of cucumbers right now. I could eat them with every meal — tossed in a quick salad or served by themselves with some salt and vinegar. It's just the right cooling veggie you want to serve at a party when it's hot outside. Or, you know, when you're inside blasting the AC by yourself and you want a healthy snack. That's why, when I came across this simple cucumber salad from Live Simply, I knew it had to make it in the near future.

"[This] recipe is an example of one of the simple salads we enjoy all summer long," the blogger explains. Oh yes it is.

I love this cucumber salad because it seems hearty enough to eat for a make-ahead summer lunch. "The entire salad only requires four main ingredients, and just a few basic salad dressing ingredients," Live Simply explains. Besides cucumbers, the recipe includes lots of red onion, chickpeas, feta, and cilantro. I also love that the vinaigrette used for the salad includes lime juice — something I've honestly never thought of using on cucumbers.

I can also see serving this salad alongside any main dish you'd pull off the grill this summer — burgers, steak, cauliflower steak, etc. The salad only takes 10 minutes to make, and is an easy dish to pass off to someone else while you focus on the grill.

Get the recipe: Simple Cucumber Salad with Lime Vinaigrette from Live Simply

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What's your favorite cucumber recipe?

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