Cucumber & Red Onion Salad with Dill

by Sharon on June 19, 2013


Consisting of cucumber, red onion, dill, and some oil and vinegar, this salad is super hydrating and full of flavour. A quick little side dish or it could also be a light lunch if you add a bit of protein like tuna or chicken to make it more substantial.

I peeled the skin of half of a cucumber, then sliced it in half. I then sliced the halves into semi circles and put them in a medium bowl.


Then I sliced some red onion very thinly and placed them on top of my cucumber.


Next the ingredient that pulls it all together, delectable dill.


I love dill. Next year, I totally plan on growing my own after this years success with gardening. And by gardening I mean my little pot with parsley, mint and chives:) Hey, to me that’s a garden!

Toss in a little olive oil and vinegar and boom! After my first mouthful I actually spoke out loud. “Delicious!” I said to myself. I would have said more but I was too busy shoveling cucumber salad into my mouth…

This is perfect for the warm days ahead. Easily packed up, it would be great to tote to work for lunch. However considering the water content, this dish may get a little soggy if you let it sit for too long. Considering this I would not advise letting it sit overnight.

What a great summer salad option that is bursting with taste and H2O. Also, it’s ready in 5 minutes…what more could you ask for?


Serves 1

Cucumber & Red Onion Salad with Dill
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  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled and sliced into semi circles
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tsp dried dill
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar


  1. Toss all ingredients together in a medium bowl and enjoy!

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Dina June 19, 2013 at 12:14 pm
a great healthy salad for summer!
Sharon June 19, 2013 at 2:11 pm
I agree, Dina! This has summer written all over it:)
Heidi @ Food Doodles June 22, 2013 at 6:20 pm
This sounds like a salad my husbands Opa made last time he visited - it was so delicious! I'll have to try this!
Sharon June 22, 2013 at 11:30 pm
So easy! Very traditional as well...
Stephanie June 22, 2013 at 10:16 pm
I made this and it was delicious! I subbed red wine vinegar and add cilantro. Fab!!
Sharon June 22, 2013 at 11:31 pm
Hi Stephanie! Great idea adding cilantro. I love that fresh, clean taste:)

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