Cucumber Vinegar Salad Recipe (Weight-Loss Side Dish)

Cucumber Vinegar Salad Recipe (Weight-Loss Side Dish)
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Cucumber vinegar salad recipe is simple and easy to make as a light, summertime side dish. Plant-based, vegan, low-calorie, and gluten-free.

Looking for a side that will make your lunch or weeknight dinner a million times better?

This refreshing cucumber salad with vinegar and onion will brighten up any meal. You won’t have to fuss with a lot of ingredients or seasonings to fix this cucumber vinegar salad recipe. Plus, it comes together in just 10 minutes of prep!

Make this vibrant, eye-catching salad for your next picnic, potluck, or when unexpected guests pop by. Impress everyone with this brilliant colorful salad dish.

If you need a fancy and super filling salad for big family gatherings you could try my Mediterranean rainbow quinoa salad. It will surely amaze everyone around the table!

Is cucumber salad good for you

Asian cucumber vinegar salad. Simple vegan-friendly side dish or light meal.

Besides being quick and easy to prepare in no time, this nourishing side dish is loved by everyone in my family. Since cucumbers are so abundant here in spring and summer, we eat them daily, without any exceptions :). And, yes, they are good for you and safe to eat every single day, there would be no problems, only many health benefits!

I’m sure this hearty salad will become a regular part of your clean-eating menu.

Let’s make this healthy and delicious cucumber salad with sesame seeds right away!

What does a cucumber vinegar salad recipe contain

Wholesome and fresh ingredients for making plant-based salad with cucumbers, red onion, sesame seeds and simple apple cider vinegar and olive oil vinaigrette. Weight loss friendly side dish.

This Asian-inspired recipe for cucumber salad with vinegar uses only wholesome, real food ingredients. Take advantage of seasonal cucumbers and onions and enjoy this time-tested winner vegetable salad that is both affordable and incredibly tasty. All you need is:

  • Fresh cucumbers (English cucumbers preferrably)
  • Onion (red, yellow or white – you choose)
  • Sesame seeds (toasted)
  • Apple cider vinegar (or any vinegar of your choice)
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and sugar
  • Water
  • Freshly ground black pepper (optional)

As always, you can find the full recipe with a list of ingredients with measurements in a printable recipe card at the end of this post.

Which cucumber is best for salad

Sliced English cucumbers for preparing vegan salad with sesame kids. Kid-friendly light meal.

You can use any cucumbers you have at hand and are available in your country: English cucumbers, Persian cucumbers, Kirby cucumbers, or any garden cucumbers. I highly recommend you to use English (European) cucumbers because they have thin skin and a mild taste. They are also known as hothouse or seedless cucumbers. Actually, they have small seeds but you can easily chew and digest them – simply rinse, slice, and serve. We want to keep things simple and uncomplicated! Yay!

Which vinegar for cucumber salad

I always choose apple cider vinegar whenever I make salad recipes that call for vinegar-based dressings. I think it’s the best choice for salad recipes because it’s not so strong and has a pleasant flavor. But you can use red wine vinegar, balsamic vinegar, or rice vinegar instead. For an even more intense sour flavor, you can use plain white vinegar, too.

Time needed: 10 minutes.

How to make a cucumber vinegar salad recipe?

This classic side dish is a real crowd-pleaser. Its fresh flavor will make every meal special and nutritionally complete.

  1. Slice cucumbers and onion

    Start by slicing the cucumbers with a knife into thin slices. You can use a mandolin if you desire. Chop up the onion into thin half-moons as well. Slicing the veggies as thinly as possible is very important because that will allow them to absorb the dressing and seasonings easily. Combine cucumbers and onion in a medium-sized bowl.

  2. Season it

    Season with salt, sugar, and freshly ground black pepper. Omit the pepper if you don’t like spicy flavors.

  3. Make the dressing

    In a small jar mix apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and water. Pour the mixture over cucumbers and onion. Toss until veggies are evenly coated with the vinaigrette and well combined.

  4. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds

    In the end, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. This step is optional but it gives the salad a nice earthy and nutty finish. If you want to learn how to toast sesame seeds at home read my blog post about making your own homemade tahini. The first step explains the process.
    After that, I recommend you refrigerate your cucumber salad for at least 30 minutes or until serving (the longer they marinate in the dressing, the better the flavor).

  5. Serve it and enjoy

    Before serving, stir again to evenly mix the vinegar dressing. Enjoy it as a healthy snack on its own or serve it alongside your lunch or dinner.
    Store covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.

How long does cucumber salad last

Store this tangy, dairy-free cucumber vinegar salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days, but in my opinion, it’s best to be eaten after a few hours after being made.

Cucumber salad with vinegar recipe for flat belly and fat burning

What happens if you eat a cucumber everyday

Cucumbers are very low in calories (one raw, unpeeled cucumber contains only 45 calories) but rich in important vitamins and minerals. Eating cucumbers may lead to numerous health benefits like balanced hydration, lower blood pressure, weight loss, and improved digestion. You can add them to your diet easily, including them in many salads or simply eating them on their own.

Is this cucumber vinegar salad recipe good for weight loss

Wondering how to shed belly fat fast without depriving yourself of delicious food? This light and savory salad is the right choice for you then. It’s excellent for people who want to lose weight and get a flat stomach without being hungry or be on a strict”diet”. Thanks to its high water and fiber content, this vegan cucumber salad will keep you full and satisfied. Couple it with a nutrient-dense lunch or dinner and you’ll get a full and complete meal that will keep your body in shape.

Cucumber vinegar onion salad recipe. A big spoon full of healthy plant-based salad ingredients. Gluten free and dairy free.

Is it good to eat cucumber with vinegar

You may ask yourself what does cucumbers and vinegar do to your body? This Asian cucumber vinegar salad is widely known for its many health benefits. It contains plenty of nutritional values, boosts your immune system, and greatly helps in detoxifying your body.

Should you peel cucumbers for a salad

It’s best to eat unpeeled cucumbers since peeling reduces their nutritional content. Don’t miss out on all the nutrient value the cucumber peel has to offer. To make sure you get all the health benefits, always eat cucumbers unpeeled unless their peel is excessively bitter or thick. Just make sure to wash them well first.

Can you lose weight by eating cucumbers?

Eating fresh cucumbers in any kind of form is totally guilt-free! This powerful superfood that has zero fat and is low in calories may aid in weight loss and fat burning. Hydrate your body and regulate your bowel movements – the easy way – by eating a plant-based, low-sugar, and low-fat diet that includes lots of fruits and veggies. And cucumbers are among the first on this list!

Can I make this cucumber vinegar salad recipe oil-free?

Sure! You can omit the olive oil and still have the yummiest, low carb, no oil cucumber salad with sesame seeds.

Healthy summer side dish

What do you serve with cucumber salad

This budget-friendly salad is so versatile, it goes with so many meals, you can serve it up with:

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Cucumber Vinegar Salad Recipe (Weight-Loss Side Dish)

Marinela
Cucumber vinegar salad recipe is simple and easy to make a sa light, summertime side dish. Plant-based, vegan, low-calorie, and gluten-free.
5 from 9 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine Asian-inspired, dairy-free, Gluten-free, Mediterranean-inspired, Vegan
Servings 4 servings
Calories 102 kcal

Equipment

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Small jar
  • Bowl

Ingredients
  

  • 2 English Cucumbers unpeeled
  • 1 medium-sized red onion
  • 4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 4 tbsp fresh water
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 1 tsp salt add less or more, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper optional
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds toasted

Instructions
 

  • Start by slicing the cucumbers with a knife into thin slices. You can use a mandolin if you desire. Chop up the onion into thin half-moons as well. Slicing the veggies as thinly as possible is very important because that will allow them to absorb the dressing and seasonings easily. Combine cucumbers and onion in a medium-sized bowl.
    Wholesome and fresh ingredients for making plant-based salad with cucumbers, red onion, sesame seeds and simple apple cider vinegar and olive oil vinaigrette. Weight loss friendly side dish.
  • Season with salt, sugar, and freshly ground black pepper. Omit the pepper if you don't like spicy flavors.
    Thinly sliced cucumbers and red onion for salad in a bowl.
  • In a small jar mix apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and water. Pour the mixture over cucumbers and onion. Toss until veggies are evenly coated with the vinaigrette and well combined.
    Simple cucumber salad vinaigrette in small jar.
  • In the end, sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds. This step is optional but it gives the salad a nice earthy and nutty finish. If you want to learn how to toast sesame seeds at home read my blog post about making your own homemade tahini. The first step explains the process. After that, I recommend you refrigerate your cucumber salad for at least 30minutes or until serving (the longer they marinate in the dressing, the better the flavor).
    Toasted sesame seeds sprinkled on delicious and crunchy cucumber salad with vinegar.
  • Before serving, stir again to evenly mix the vinegar dressing. Enjoy it as a healthy snack on its own or serve it alongside your lunch or dinner. Store covered and refrigerated for up to 2 days.
    Tasty plant=based salad for flat belly.

Notes

  • Use any cucumbers you have at home: Persian cucumbers, Kirby cucumbers, or any garden cucumbers. I didn’t peel them but if yours have very thick or bitter skin you should remove it.
  • You can use any type of onion here: red onion, yellow onion, white onion or scallion.
  • If you like your salad to have an intensely sour taste, use white vinegar or substitute the apple cider vinegar with balsamic vinegar, red wine vinegar, or rice vinegar.
  • You can make an oil-free version of this easy cucumber salad by omitting the olive oil.
  • Omit the pepper if you don’t like spicy flavors.

Nutrition

Calories: 102kcal
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