Strawberry and Cucumber Salad

This Strawberry and Cucumber salad comes together easily for a fresh summer salad in 15 minutes!

A white bowl filled with strawberry and cucumber salad that is garnished with mint. The bowl sits on a white countertop ready for serving.

The combination of the sweet flavor of strawberries with the fresh flavor of the cucumbers creates the perfect summer salad.

This strawberry cucumber salad is a great way to use fresh garden produce. Grab some fresh berries and cucumbers at your local farmer’s market and make this salad.

Serve it as a side to BBQ Boneless Chicken Thighs or Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It’s a fresh summer salad that pairs well with heavier or lighter meals.
  • You can try different variations of ingredients and flavors.
  • Make it for Mother’s Day, 4th or July, potlucks, summer barbecues and more.
  • It’s naturally gluten free and vegan.

Ingredients You Need

Besides cucumbers, strawberries and red onion, you will only need a few additional ingredients for the dressing.

All of the ingredients for strawberry cucumber salad on a white countertop including fresh strawberries, cucumbers, red onion, lemon, olive oil, balsamic vinegar and salt.
  • Fresh Strawberries: Choose in-season organic strawberries for the best flavor.
  • Mini Cucumbers (also called Persian Cucumbers): You can substitute with English cucumber or standard cucumber, but we love the texture and flavor of mini cucumbers.
  • Red Onion
  • Lemon: Adds fresh flavor to the dressing. You can substitute with lime juice.
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Balsamic Vinegar: Use a high quality balsamic dressing.
  • Salt
  • Honey (optional): Add honey if you prefer a sweeter dressing to make a honey balsamic dressing.

We prefer a light dressing for this salad. If you want more dressing, you can double the dressing ingredients.

How to Make Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Everything for this salad comes together in two bowls – one bowl to mix the dressing and another for the salad.

Cucumbers, strawberries and diced onions in a large bowl with a bowl of the dressing off to the side.
  1. Add all of the chopped ingredients a large bowl – strawberries, cucumbers and red onion. I cut the cucumbers into small slices and each strawberry into fourths.
  2. Prepare the dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and salt.
  3. Combine everything: Add the dressing to the bowl with the chopped ingredients. Toss well to combine.
  4. Serve: This salad tastes best when served immediately. You can also store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours.
A glass bowl filled with strawberry cucumber salad ready for serving. A serving spoon sits in the bowl.


  • Add fresh herbs: Elevate the fresh flavor of this salad by adding chopped herbs like fresh mint or basil.
  • Add cheese: Cubed feta cheese adds a salty flavor. Mini mozzarella balls or goat cheese are also a great choice.
  • Add protein: We love serving this cucumber strawberry salad with grilled chicken, salmon or shrimp.


This recipe doesn’t keep well for very long. We recommend preparing it fresh. You can store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. After 24 hours, the strawberries start to soften and the cucumbers will start to get watery.

A white bowl filled with strawberry cucumber salad sits on a white tabletop with a beige napkin off to the side. A plate of fresh strawberries sits behind the bowl.

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A glass bowl filled with strawberry cucumber salad ready for serving. A serving spoon sits in the bowl.

Strawberry and Cucumber Salad

Yield: 4
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
A fresh and easy strawberry cucumber salad that is perfect for summer!
5 from 3 votes


  • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered
  • 1 pound mini cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 small red onion, diced
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons honey, (optional)


  • Add the chopped strawberries, cucumbers and onions to a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice and salt. Taste, then whisk in the honey if you prefer the dressing to be sweeter.
  • Add the dressing to the bowl with the strawberries and cucumbers; toss well to combine.
  • Serve immediately or store for up to one day in a sealed container in the refrigerator.


STORAGE: Store the salad in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 24 hours. This salad does not keep much longer than 24 hours.


Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 16g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g, Monounsaturated Fat: 3g, Sodium: 150mg, Potassium: 367mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 10g, Vitamin A: 133IU, Vitamin C: 71mg, Calcium: 41mg, Iron: 1mg
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Author: Ashley C.
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2 comments on “Strawberry and Cucumber Salad”

  1. This is a great summer salad recipe! Love the combination of flavors, will be making often!

  2. This salad is so fresh and delicious. I loved the simple honey dressing on it.

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