Here are 19 refreshing and easy cucumber salads to keep you cool during the summer (though many can be enjoyed all year long). The expression “cool as a cucumber” implies a sense of calm as well as comfort, perhaps part of the reason we gravitate to this veggie when temperatures are on the rise.
The high water content (they’re 90% water, in fact) of cucumbers might make them less nutrient-dense than, say, kale, but they have still have plenty of food value. Cucumbers are a good source of silica, for example, a trace mineral that’s beneficial for the skin and hair.
The cucumber salads you’ll find following are remarkably varied, but what they have in common is that they’re quick to prepare, creative, and above all, tasty. We’ve rounded up a few from right her on our site, as well as contributions (with permission) from around the web.