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Cucumber Salad Recipe with Mayonnaise

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This cucumber salad recipe with mayonnaise is a creamy, tangy, refreshing side for a BBQ, summer cookout, or potluck dinner. Its sweet, savory, and tangy – and a total crowd pleasing side dish or appetizer.

This simple cucumber mayo salad recipe is a great way to use extra cucumbers from the garden or farmers market. A light and refreshing salad that is great any time of year, but especially on hot summer days.

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Our garden cucumbers are always super productive all summer long – thanks to my husbands green thumb and our bees (love my pollinators)!  This cucumber salad is a fantastic way to use up those garden cucumbers, and can be made with vegan mayo – see video below for the brand I use.

This creamy cucumber salad with mayo has been made time & time again in our household. I make it for summer cookouts when friends are over, or just as a weeknight recipe when I have extra cucumbers. The combination of the mayo, dill, cucumber, and onion is classic. It’s a great salad to serve with heavier fare. 

This Cucumber Salad with Mayo Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Crunchy
  • Sweet & Savory
  • Creamy
  • A Great Side Dish for Company
  • Vegetarian
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The Perfect Side Dish, All Year Long

No matter what time of year, this tasty fresh cucumber salad makes a refreshing side dish. It’s great to serve when cucumbers are in season in summer, or equally great using store-bought cucumbers during the off season months.

This simple side dish is easy to make with crunchy cucumbers and a few tangy dressing ingredients. Browse all our easy side dish recipes to find your next favorite.

What’s In This Creamy Cucumber Salad with Vinegar?

See the recipe card below for full ingredient amounts and recipe instructions!

  • Crisp Cucumbers – I used thin slices of English cucumbers for this delicious recipe. You can also use regular cucumbers, or smaller Persian cucumbers or Kirby cucumbers.  I sliced them by hand, but you could use a mandoline slicer as well.
  • Red Onions – I love the color contrast of red sweet onions, but you can use yellow onions or white onions instead.
  • Fresh Dill – I find works better than dried dill for this salad.
  • Mayonnaise – while classic cucumber salad dressings are made with sour cream, I wanted to make a version with mayo for a little extra tang and flavor. Use regular mayo or Miracle Whip too. 
  • Sea salt & Black Pepper
  • Rice vinegar: I love this sweet & tangy rice vinegar, I always keep this seasoned vinegar stocked in my pantry for dressings and salads. You can substitute white wine vinegar or lemon juice as well.
  • Onion Powder: adds a delicious and savory flavor to this dish as well, and the onion powder pairs nicely with the raw onion in the salad.
  • Granulated Sugar
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A Make Ahead Cucumber Mayo Salad for Entertaining

This fresh cucumbers with mayonnaise recipe is fantastic to make ahead of time for a party, potluck, or gathering. Making the salad or the creamy dressing in advance allows you to skip any cooking or prep on the day-of. This creamy cucumber salad recipe is a great side to entertain with, or bring to an event. 

Chilling the cucumber onion salad overnight in the fridge actually makes it taste better the next day. A perfect summer side dish that everyone is sure to love! 

Browse more make ahead meals too, for your next time-saving favorite.

How Do I Make Cucumber Salad with Mayo?

  1. Pell (if desired) your cucumbers, and cut them into thin slices.
  2. Add the sliced cucumbers and all ingredients to a large bowl, and mix well to combine. 
  3. Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt or pepper as desired.
  4. Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
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Cucumber Salad with Mayonnaise

Kelly Jensen
This Cucumber Salad recipe with mayonnaise is a creamy refreshing side for a BBQ, summer cookout, or potluck dinner. Its sweet, savory, and tangy – and a total crowd pleasing side dish or appetizer.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American, Family Recipe
Servings 8 servings
Calories 119 kcal

Equipment

  • Mixing Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 3 cucumbers sliced
  • 1/2 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup mayo use vegan if desired
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl, and mix well to combine.
  • Taste and adjust seasoning, adding more salt or pepper as desired.
  • Refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.

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Nutrition

Calories: 119kcalCarbohydrates: 5gProtein: 1gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 6gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 165mgPotassium: 178mgFiber: 1gSugar: 4gVitamin A: 204IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 22mgIron: 1mg
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  2. Susan

    5 stars
    Cucumbers are a great addition to any meal especially making this recipe which is everything I have on hand. It cost effective and delicious

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