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Cucumber Strawberry Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing

This easy cucumber strawberry salad is a fresh summer salad! Crunchy cucumbers, juicy strawberries, and a honey balsamic dressing that’s just the right amount of sweet and tangy!

cucumber strawberry salad

Why We Love This Cucumber Strawberry Salad

  • GREAT FOR A CROWD – This strawberry cucumber salad is the perfect addition to any gathering. Whether you’re hosting a backyard BBQ, a picnic in the park, or a potluck with friends, this salad will have everyone coming back for seconds. It’s a great summer salad recipe!
  • QUICK AND EASY – With just a few simple steps and minimal prep work, you’ll have this salad ready and served!
  • NO COOKING NEEDED – This salad requires zero cooking. Just slice, toss, and drizzle – that’s all there is to it! You can easily prepare it ahead of time and let the flavors mingle in the fridge until you’re ready to serve.
cucumber strawberry salad with honey balsamic dressing

How to Make Cucumber Strawberry Salad

Be sure to see the recipe card below for full ingredients & instructions!

  1. Toss fresh cucumbers, fresh strawberries, basil (or mint), and feta in a bowl.
  2. Whisk olive oil, honey, lemon juice, and salt in a separate small mixing bowl.
  3. Pour dressing over salad and gently toss.
  4. Serve and enjoy!

How Long Does It Keep?

This Cucumber Strawberry Salad is best enjoyed fresh, but you can store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 1-2 days.

** However, keep in mind that the cucumbers and strawberries may release some moisture over time, which can slightly change the texture of the salad. Nobody loves a soggy strawberry, so if you have added your dressing to the salad, consume right away for best taste.

If you’re making this salad ahead of time, wait to add the dressing until just before serving to prevent the salad from becoming too soggy.

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What do you serve with it?

This cucumber strawberry salad pairs wonderfully with a variety of dishes, it’s a really versatile side salad. Here are a few ideas…

  • Grilled Chicken
  • Grilled Shrimp
  • Steak
  • Grilled Fish
  • Kebabs

Recipe Tips & Notes

  • My #1 tip for this cucumber strawberry salad is to use this mandolin slicer for even cucumber slices in seconds. It comes with a safety grip and is easily one of my fave kitchen tools!
  • For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a handful of toasted nuts or seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds, to the salad.
  • Use any variety of cucumber you like (English cucumber, mini cucumbers, etc).
  • Feel free to customize the salad by adding other seasonal fruits or vegetables, such as diced avocado, watermelon, or bell peppers, for additional color and texture.
  • If you’re not a fan of feta cheese, you can easily omit it or substitute it with goat cheese, ricotta salata, or even crumbled blue cheese for a tangy twist.
  • To make the salad more filling, consider adding cooked grains like quinoa, farro, or couscous, or protein sources like shredded chicken.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different herbs in the dressing. Fresh dill, parsley, or cilantro would all add their own unique touch to the flavor profile of the salad. I’m a big advocate of using what you have on hand!
cucumber strawberry salad

More Easy Salad Recipes We Love

This cucumber strawberry salad is a perfect balance of sweetness, tanginess, and crunch, making it a crowd-pleaser for any occasion, especially a hot summer day!

If you’ve made this recipe, please be sure to let us know by leaving a star rating or a comment below. Enjoy!

cucumber strawberry salad

Cucumber Strawberry Salad

Author: Courtney
This vibrant Cucumber Strawberry Salad with fresh basil and a honey balsamic dressing is a delightful blend of sweet, tangy, and savory flavors, perfect for any summer gathering!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 6 servings
Calories 69 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 2 cups cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 2 cups strawberries quartered
  • 1/3 cup fresh basil or mint – chopped
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta optional

Honey Balsamic Dressing

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 pinch sea salt

Instructions
 

  • In a mixing bowl, toss together cucumbers, strawberries, fresh basil or fresh mint (whichever you prefer – or both!), and crumbled feta. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the extra virgin olive oil, honey, lemon juice, and a pinch of sea salt until well blended.
  • Pour the honey balsamic dressing over the cucumber and strawberry mixture in the large bowl. Gently toss everything together until the salad is evenly coated with the dressing.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy!

Notes

  • For an extra burst of flavor, consider adding a handful of toasted nuts or seeds, such as almonds, walnuts, or pumpkin seeds, to the salad.
  • Use any variety of cucumber you like (English cucumber, mini cucumbers, etc).
  • Feel free to customize the salad by adding other seasonal fruits or vegetables, such as diced avocado, watermelon, or bell peppers, for additional color and texture.
  • If you’re not a fan of feta cheese, you can easily omit it or substitute it with goat cheese, ricotta salata, or even crumbled blue cheese for a tangy twist.
  • To make the salad more filling, consider adding cooked grains like quinoa, farro, or couscous, or protein sources like shredded chicken.
  • Don’t be afraid to experiment with different herbs in the dressing. Fresh dill, parsley, or cilantro would all add their own unique touch to the flavor profile of the salad. I’m a big advocate of using what you have on hand!
Calories: 69kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.4gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 6mgSodium: 79mgPotassium: 146mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 135IUVitamin C: 31mgCalcium: 47mgIron: 0.4mg
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