Flatlay of Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo) in a purple bowl adorned with fresh mint and dill

Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo)

This Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo) gets its breeziness from fresh mint and dill. It is the perfect side dish for grilling season meals!

Flatlay of Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo) in a purple bowl adorned with fresh mint and dill
Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo)

Ladies and gentlemen! I hereby declare that grilling season is here! 🥳(This, despite the fact that some parts of the country have experienced SNOW this week. What the heck?!)

“But,” you say, “this is obviously not something grilled, Wendi.” You would be speaking the truth. I’m showcasing this salad for a couple of reasons:

  • Cukes are in season, which is better for you and your wallet.
  • You need a side dish to go with your grilling.
  • You need something to wake up your mouth.
  • Food supply is inconsistent right now, and these are ingredients I could easily find for recipe development!

Serving suggestions

Closeup of Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo) in a purple bowl adorned with fresh mint and dill
Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo)

I have a few recipes that would be fantastic with this salad. Lamb Mint Meatballs with Tzatziki Sauce immediately come to mind. But maybe you’d like some chicken? Hmm. How about Margarita Chicken? (Don’t worry. It’s tequila free! 😉) If you want to go totally off-road, try Blueberry BBQ Bison Burgers!

Seasonal Eating

I tell you WHUT. The whole grocery shopping, menu planning, and cooking thing is weird right now. We have food supply inconsistency, and food prices are rising. I used to make a menu, and plan the recipes I was going to develop, then go shopping. I do the exact opposite now. To work with this situation, I’m trying to think in terms of what is in season right now. (Hence, cucumbers.) If you need ideas for seasonal eating, check out my second cookbook as a contributor, AIP by Season. Eating seasonally is better for our health, and is generally less expensive. And that is a really excellent thing right now.

I hope you are staying well, and keeping tabs on those you love. As always, I am wishing you much love and healing!

💗,

Wendi

Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo)

Recipe by Wendi’s AIP Kitchen – http://www.wendisaipkitchen.com Course: Salads, SidesCuisine: AIP, PaleoDifficulty: Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

20

minutes
Cooking timeminutes

This Bright Cucumber Salad (AIP/Paleo) gets its breeziness from fresh mint and dill. It is the perfect side dish for grilling season meals!

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced

  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red onion

  • 2 TBSP chopped fresh mint

  • 1 TBSP chopped fresh dill

  • 2 TBSP extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 TBSP lemon juice

  • 1 TBSP white wine vinegar

  • 1 TBSP honey

  • 1/2 tsp salt

Directions

  • Place cucumbers, red onion, mint and dill in a salad bowl. Set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, vinegar, honey and salt. Pour into salad bowl. Toss everything together, and serve immediately.

Notes

  • This recipe should be done just before you plan to serve it. The salt causes the cucumber to release its water, so if you do it too far ahead, the flavors will dilute! If you need to do it ahead, keep the dressing apart from the salad.

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