This delicious cucumber mint salad is so good, it’s almost hard to tell if it’s a side dish or dessert! It’s naturally sweetened with fresh cut strawberries, combined with cucumber and mint. Serve this strawberry cucumber salad anytime you host a dinner party to add an elegant touch to your meal.
All I know is that it’s summer perfection and I can’t stop eating it. It’s totally refreshing during these HOT(TTTT!!!!) summer days and eating strawberry mint salad is a great way to cool down. Another one of my favorite summer recipes are these flavorful salted watermelon margaritas!
Just a few of summer’s favorite ingredients and 5 minutes are all you need to whip this bad boy up. You don’t even need dressing, but you can drizzle on some strawberry balsamic vinaigrette if you want to.
Strawberry and cucumber salad would no doubt be a hit at any BBQ or covered dish supper… are covered dish suppers a Southern thing?? Plus, it will be a nice light contrast to the mayonnaise-laden salads that people usually bring. You win.
How To Make Cucumber Salad
You are going to be pleased with how easy it is to make this cucumber mint salad! Take a look at these super easy steps:
- Chop the strawberries. Simply slice tops off strawberries and cut them in half.
- Peel cucumbers, remove seeds and chop into bite-sized pieces. Add to strawberries.
- Add lime zest and olive oil to the strawberries and cucumbers.
- Toss in minced mint.
…And you have a gorgeous strawberry cucumber salad!
Strawberry And Cucumber Salad Variations
I love recipes with fresh ingredients that I can change from time to time. There are so many flavorful foods you can add into this cucumber and mint salad.
Try any of these ideas to add additional flavors:
- Watermelon – Dice up a few pieces of watermelon. Don’t add a ton, just enough to give it even more flavor.
- Spinach – If you are looking for some greens in your strawberry mint salad, spinach is always a great choice. Add in 1 or 2 cups depending on how many people you are serving.
- Arugula – Another option to add some extra nutrients to the strawberry summer salad. Try it!
- Avocado – You can never go wrong adding a little bit of sliced avocado any salad. This strawberry salad recipe is no exception!
- Pecans or walnuts – I love the crunch that a few pecans add to the cucumber salad with strawberries. Yum!
- Balsamic – While my cucumber mint salad doesn’t need dressing, you can certainly give it a drizzle of balsamic vinegar.
Is Cucumber Salad Healthy?
Yes, absolutely this strawberry cucumber mint salad is super healthy! Here is a breakdown of the nutrients you get when you eat this mint salad:
- Strawberries – Filled with fiber, vitamin C, potassium, folate, and manganese.
- Cucumbers – Potassium, vitamin C, vitamin K, and vitamin A.
- Lime Zest – Vitamin C (are you noticing a theme here?), calcium, vitamin B6, potassium, and iron.
- Mint – Calcium, phosphorus, vitamin C, vitamin A, iron, and potassium.
How Do You Store Strawberry Mint Salad?
Store strawberry mint salad in the refrigerator in an airtight container. I prefer glass containers with lids, but you can use whatever you have on hand.
By the way, this strawberry cucumber salad is perfect for meal planning! You can make it up and enjoy it for 3-4 days. Strawberries and cucumbers store quite well.
What To Serve With Strawberry And Cucumber Salad
Cucumber mint salad is so light and flavorful that you eat it all on its own. But if you need a whole meal, here are some pairing ideas:
- Grilled Cilantro Lime Chicken Wings ( + Marinade) – These are seriously the best wings!
- Beef Chuck Eye Steak
- The Best Chimichurri Chicken
- Paleo Whole30 Tuna Stuffed Avocado
Don’t forget to look at some of my other mouthwatering paleo salad recipes!
Strawberry Cucumber Mint Salad Recipe
Delicious cucumber mint salad made with 5 fresh ingredients perfect for summer. This strawberry cucumber salad recipe is EASY + HEALTHY!
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- 1 lb Strawberries
- 2 medium Cucumbers
- 1 tablespoon Olive oil
- 1 teaspoon Lime zest
- 1 handful Fresh mint (minced)
More TIPS about this paleo recipe in the post above!
Chop the strawberries. Simply slice tops off strawberries and cut them in half.
Peel cucumbers, remove seeds and chop into bite-sized pieces. Add to strawberries.
Add lime zest and olive oil to the strawberries and cucumbers.
Toss in minced mint.
Serving Size: 1 cup
Nutrition Information Per Serving
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