6-Step Crisp Cucumber Salad For Summer

Cucumbers (Photo credit: karenandbrademerson)

Summertime always means fresh fruits and vegetables. The backyard garden is a source of variety, and freshness once a year a lot of families.


This Crispy Cucumber Salad makes great use of the garden bounty and mixes together flavor and freshness that is unique and multi-cultural.




Crispy Cucumber Salad




2 cucumbers


2 large tomatoes


1 cup finely chopped fresh cilantro


1 bottle Italian dressing


Salt and Pepper (to taste)




  1. Before preparing the salad, wash the vegetables and allow them to air-dry for 30-minutes. Cleaning fruits and vegetables prior to cooking, or eating; will remove any excess soil and pesticide residue that may have been left behind during the harvest.


  1. Use a vegetable peeler to remove the skin off the cucumber. After the skin in removed, use a knife to cut the cucumber in half, long-way, right down the middle.


  1. From there, slice the cucumbers into bite-sized 1/2″ pieces. Finally, add the sliced cucumbers to a mixing bowl, toss in a pinch of salt and pepper and give them a quick stir with a spoon.


  1. Next, use a sharp paring knife to remove the skin and stems off two tomatoes and dice them into 1″ chunks. Before tossing them in with the cucumbers, sprinkle a dash of salt over each piece. Salt brings out the flavor in tomatoes and makes them more vibrant.


  1. Mix ¼ cup of roughly chopped cilantro in a separate bowl with a half a jar of Italian dressing.


6. Pour the dressing over the top of the vegetables and serve immediately.





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