This refreshing Easy Keto Cucumber Salad is the perfect side dish. This non-creamy version of a classic salad is both sweet and sour with great crunch from the cucumbers. Low-carb and sugar-free!

keto cucumber salad served with sesame seeds on top

On a hot summer day, a fresh chilled salad is so refreshing. And, cucumbers are filled with water so they are naturally hydrating. This keto version of a classic cucumber salad is great for low-carb diets. This recipe is also gluten-free, vegan, paleo, and grain-free.

My family also loves my recipes for Romaine Salad with Simple Vinaigrette, Healthy Egg Salad Without Mayo, and Whole30 Buffalo Chicken Salad.

Ingredients

The only special ingredients you need to make this salad keto versus non-keto is a sweetener like Lakanto Golden Monkfruit Sweetener.

Or, you can use any form of granulated sweetener you like. This will replace the sugar that is in most cucumber salad dressings. See my recommendations for the best sugar-free substitutes.

I also recommend looking for a rice wine vinegar that has no added sugars. Marukan makes a version with no sugar but all the flavor. Vinegar is an absolute necessity for this recipe as it adds that distinctive tang and spiciness. If you don’t have rice vinegar, you could substitute lemon juice or apple cider vinegar.

sliced cucumbers with dressing

Recipe Steps

Step One

Making this keto cucumber salad recipe is as easy as chopped the cucumbers, making the dressing, and then combining the two. Feel free to add sliced onions and chopped fresh dill for extra flavor.

Step Two

You can serve the salad right after you make it, or chill it in the refrigerator to help marinate the flavors. Either way, I know you are going to love this one!

keto cucumber salad slices

Top Recipe Tips

  • Sometimes people complain that cucumbers make them burp or give them a stomachache. If that is the case, look for Persian cucumbers which are known to be “burpless” and easier to digest than English cucumbers. You can also try removing the skin from the cucumbers to help with digestion.
  • Feel free to get creative with this cucumber salad recipe. You can add other vegetables like sliced red onion or chopped dill, or add some red pepper flakes for some spiciness.
  • This Keto Cucumber Salad has even more flavor after it marinates for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. You can also easily double or triple this recipe, as needed.
  • Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

FAQs

Can I slice the cucumbers instead of chopping them?

Yes, absolutely! If you want to slice them, you can use a mandoline to make them thin.

Can this cucumber salad be made creamy?

If you prefer your cucumber salad to have a creamy consistency, feel free to stir in a tablespoon or two of Greek yogurt (use coconut yogurt for dairy-free diets).

Can I peel the cucumbers?

Yes, you can, but you don’t have to peel your cucumbers before making cucumber salad. If you do want to peel them, just use a vegetable peeler. Some people get indigestion from eating cucumber peel, though. It’s personal preference.

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cucumber salad in a white bowl with two spoons

Easy Keto Cucumber Salad


Description

This refreshing Easy Keto Cucumber Salad is the perfect healthy appetizer or side dish. It’s both sweet and sour, with great crunch.


Ingredients

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  • 2 English cucumbers or 6 Persian cucumbers
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup sugar-free rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Lakanto Monkfruit Sweetener
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, for topping

Instructions

  1. Wash and pat dry the cucumbers. Peel them, if desired, and then chop them into bite-sized pieces. Place the chopped cucumbers in a medium bowl, and add the chopped green onions.
  2. Then, in a small bowl, combine the rice wine vinegar, Lakanto sweetener, sesame oil, and salt. Whisk to combine, and then pour over the dressing over the cucumbers. Stir to combine.
  3. Sprinkle the sesame seeds on top and serve immediately, or place the salad in the refrigerator to allow the flavor to marinate before serving.

Notes

  1. Feel free to get creative with this cucumber salad recipe. You can add other vegetables like sliced red onion or chopped dill, or add some red pepper flakes for some spiciness.
  2. This Keto Cucumber Salad has even more flavor after it marinates for at least 30 minutes in the refrigerator. You can also easily double or triple this recipe, as needed.
  3. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.
  • Category: Side dish
  • Method: No-Bake
  • Cuisine: Healthy

Keywords: easy cucumber salad, no sugar cucumber salad

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