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Summer Minted Cucumber Salad

Updated on September 3, 2014
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Fresh Minted Cucumber Salad

Fresh, sweet and tangy! A great way to use up those summer cucumbers from the garden.
Fresh, sweet and tangy! A great way to use up those summer cucumbers from the garden. | Source

The Happy Accident

I created this yummy salad when I was getting ready to go to our friend's annual clam bake. We had just picked some cucumbers from the garden, and I wanted to use them in a salad. I found a recipe that I thought said "minted cucumbers". Mmmmmmm....that sounded good! So I sent my son to the garden to pick a big handful of mint for the salad, but as I began reading the recipe...Ooops! The title wasn't "Minted" cucumbers, but "Marinated" cucumbers. Hmmm...I still wanted to do mint. So, I just changed the recipe and made it my own. I took out all the Italian herbs and spices in the original recipe, but used the mint, added a little sugar, and kept the proportions of vinegar and oil. The result was absolutely delicious. The salad is lightly sweet, tangy and very minty. It was a huge hit at the party, and I know it will be at your table too.


  • 8 cups english (hothouse) cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 med onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup chives, finely minced
  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil


  1. Thinly slice cucumbers and onions. Place in a large bowl.
  2. Finely mince the mint and chives, then add to the bowl with the cucumbers and onions.
  3. Combine the rest of the ingredients for the dressing. Mixing it in a blender works really well.
  4. Poor dressing over the cucumber mixture and toss well.
  5. Cover and chill an hour or two in the refrigerator before serving to let flavors meld, and to allow the cucumbers to get crisp.

Fresh Mint

Fresh mint can be grown in the garden or indoors in pots.
Fresh mint can be grown in the garden or indoors in pots. | Source

The Qualities of Mint

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Create a Summer Fresh Salad

A refreshing summer salad for home, picnics, parties or camping.
A refreshing summer salad for home, picnics, parties or camping. | Source

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    • TonyPayne profile image

      Tony Payne 

      4 years ago from Southampton, UK

      This looks and sounds good. The Greeks and Indians have something similar, Tzatziki (Greece) or Raita (India) but they usually use finely chopped cucumber. It's a lovely refreshing dish and cucumber and mint go together well don't they.

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      Melody Lassalle 

      4 years ago from California

      That looks really delicious! I don't think I've made anything with mint before. Might be time to try.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      4 years ago from Central Florida

      Glad to see your recipe. I hadn't figured out what to do with the mint that is trying to take over my herb garden.

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      4 years ago from Yorkshire, England

      looks good! I'm not all that fond of cucumber but with the mint it might be just right.


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