Recipe By diane bartels
Published Jun 19th
Prep 15m Cook - Additional 30m Ready In 45m
Servings 6 servings Calories 63.4

This is a very quick and cool summer salad, but it’s also good year-round. Serve cold or at room temperature.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 2 cups thinly sliced and peeled cucumber
  • salt to taste
  • ¼ cup white balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • 2 tomatoes, chopped, or more to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Spread cucumber slices in a thin layer on a large platter. Sprinkle salt generously over the cucumber. Let salt soak into cucumber slices for about 30 minutes.
  2. 2 Transfer cucumber to a colander and rinse with cold water; drain thoroughly and transfer to a dry surface. Pat cucumbers dry with paper towel.
  3. 3 Whisk vinegar, olive oil, sugar, and dill together in a large bowl. Add cucumber slices and tomatoes; toss to coat.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 63.4
  • Carbohydrate 5.3 g
  • Fat 4.7 g
  • Fiber 0.9 g
  • Protein 0.7 g
  • Saturated Fat 0.7 g
  • Sodium 6.2 mg
  • Sugar 3.5 g

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Chef's Notes

You may skip the step of salting the cucumber if in a hurry, but it does take the bitterness out of cucumbers; Use 1 cup grape tomatoes in place of the chopped tomato if you wish.


  1. Used fresh dill with a dash of lemon.
  2. We have been keeping a fresh batch in the fridge.....replacing as the previous runs out! It does not last long around here! I did change the vinegar to apple cider vinegar & we add onions or chives or both. Also used local honey instead of sugar & left out the salt.
  3. Used local honey in place of sugar. Quick and easy delicious.
  4. I made it exactly like the recipe. Very good and easy to make!
  5. Perfect side dish for a hot summer day. I skipped salting the cucumbers and doubled the dressing (personal preference) this recipe is spot on. Love it!
  6. Spiral-cut the cucumbers and did not salt them, as we wanted to eat this right away. There are many dill-cuke recipes on this site, and although we enjoyed this, next time I would use less olive oil (just our taste preference). This one is a "dieter's delight!"