Saturday, January 3, 2015

Healthy Cucumber Dill Salad

This Healthy Cucumber Dill Salad recipe has two main ingredients: cucumber and onions. But it’s the dill that really makes it special. You cannot beat this winning combination for a refreshing salad that smells as good as it tastes! The traditional version of this salad is a lot higher in calories as it typically uses sugar and sometimes cream. Instead this recipe uses a small amount of olive oil and vinegar. This salad is refreshing and tangy and a perfect salad to start off a healthy New Year!


Recipe: Makes 6 servings


  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dill, fresh and chopped
  • 2 cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 1/2 small yellow onion, sliced
  • pepper to taste 
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)


  1. Slice the cucumber and onion into a large bowl.  Drizzle with vinegar and olive oil. Add dill, salt and black pepper. 
  2. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving (the longer this dish marinates the tastier it is).
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This recipe was shared at: Allergy-Free Wednesdays, Full Plate Thursday
Gluten Free Wednesdays, Fat TuesdaysReal Food Friday ,Gluten Free Fridays,Melt In Your Mouth Monday, Motivation MondayInspirational Mondays, Hearth and Soul,Weekend Retreat


  1. So simple but so beautiful, I love salads like this! :)

  2. What a beautiful salad!! I love that it's dairy free and healthy :D

    1. Thank you Amanda and thanks for stopping by! Best, Phyllis

  3. I just love a cucumber salad and your recipe looks delicious. Thanks so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  4. I always loved cucumbers in salad and this recipe looks perfect for a refreshing lunch. thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & twitted.

  5. I love cucumber salads! How much vinegar though? 1/3 what? Cup? Thanks.

    1. So sorry for that typo but yes it is 1/3 cup. Thanks for catching that and thanks for checking out my blog! Best, Phyllis

  6. Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays Party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :) I can't wait to see what you share next time!

  7. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you are having a great weekend and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

  8. After almost letting my cucumbers go bad (because I put off making it since I never gave myself the 2 hour lead time) I finally made this recipe and it really is amazing! Thank you so much for sharing! I'm going to make a double batch and do it again for the Superbowl!