Strawberry Cucumber Salad

As we head back into warmer weather strawberries are starting to taste amazing again – yay! And soon enough we’ll be able to pick our own here in NC (at an organic farm thankfully since strawberries were just moved to the top of the dirty dozen list). So I’m excited to share this fabulous way to use up all those yummy strawberries. This strawberry cucumber salad would make a great side dish to go with dinner or lunch, or I could honestly even eat this one for breakfast. YUM! :)

Strawberry Cucumber Salad on 100 Days of Real Food

Strawberry Cucumber Salad on 100 Days of Real Food

Strawberry Cucumber Salad

This strawberry cucumber salad recipe would make a great side dish to go with dinner or lunch, or I could honestly even eat this one for breakfast. YUM! :)
Prep Time: 20 mins
Total Time: 20 mins
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Servings: 6 people

Ingredients
  

  • 1 pound strawberries trimmed
  • 3 cucumbers trimmed
  • 1/2 cup feta cheese crumbled
  • 1/3 cup almonds sliced, toasted
  • 1/3 cup mint loosely packed leaves, cut into ribbons
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

Instructions
 

  • Cut the strawberries in half (or quarters depending on how big they are) and put them in a medium bowl. Slice the cucumbers in half longways and then in half again so each cucumber is cut into four long skinny pieces. Dice the pieces into bite sized chunks and toss in the bowl with the strawberries.
  • Add the feta, toasted almonds, and sliced mint to the bowl (kitchen shears are great for trimming herbs!). In a small jar vigorously shake together the olive oil and lemon juice then toss together with the salad mixture until well combined. Best if served right away or eaten within 24 hours.

Notes

We recommend organic ingredients when feasible.
Nutrition Facts
Nutrition Facts
Strawberry Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 119 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 11mg4%
Sodium 144mg6%
Potassium 342mg10%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 275IU6%
Vitamin C 51mg62%
Calcium 101mg10%
Iron 0.8mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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8 thoughts on “Strawberry Cucumber Salad”

  1. Stephanie Chandler

    Thanks for the recipe, but more importantly, thanks for drawing attention to the strawberry issue — I had never heard of the “dirty dozen” and didn’t know about EWG. I’ve just jumped down the rabbit hole on their site and I’m SO thankful you referred us readers to such an important resource for learning and informed decisions. I can’t overstate how helpful your site has been in my clean journey, not only by resourcing great recipes, but also the knowledge base, the referrals to great companies and products, and other organizations to help me learn and understand how to live a healthier life. Thank you!

  2. I have a question – what would you (or anyone else) recommend as a substitute for the toasted almonds? I am very allergic to tree nuts (peanuts are ok for me, because they aren’t tree nuts), and so I cannot have the almonds. I’m sure they add a lot to the flavor, so I’d love to have something else to attempt to replicate that taste. Any ideas?

    1. Amy Taylor (comment moderator)

      Hi. I toast pumpkin seeds and add them to dishes often. I think they would work here, too.

  3. This looks SO good! Too bad I’m allergic to cucumbers (and watermelon and cantaloupe and peppers and all squashes…)

  4. I make a similar salad with blueberries instead of strawberries, which is good since strawberry season is winding down here in Florida, but the blueberries are just around the corner!

    The cucumber is really great at holding the dressing, and I find that using cucumber instead of salad greens makes the leftover salad less soggy. This is good, because I hate soggy leftover salad. We often have a lot of salad leftover when I make it, since there’s just the two of us, so anything that lets me eat leftover salad instead of something less good-for-me is great.

  5. Strawberries and cukes are so good together! I’ve been eating something like this, but with goat cheese instead of feta and I’ve been putting it over salad greens or baby spinach.
    To me, strawberries (and asparagus) are like that first taste of warm weather– an awesome start to all the fresh summer produce coming next.

    1. That sounds like a good combo too – you could definitely sub goat cheese and add lettuce to make it more of a meal! So happy spring is here :)

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