Minty Cucumber Salad Recipe

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This refreshing sensation of crunchy cucumbers offers a mild hint of orange and mint flavors that are perfect for spring. Katherine Hee of Colchester, Vermont shared it.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES:3 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling
MAKES: 3 servings


  • 2 medium cucumbers, peeled, halved, seeded and sliced
  • 1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup minced fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated orange peel

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup equals 90 calories, 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 4 mg sodium, 8 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. Place cucumbers in a bowl. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar and oil. Add the mint, parsley, sugar and orange peel; pour over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate for at least 3 hours, stirring several times. Yield: 3 servings.
Originally published as Minty Cucumber Salad in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p52

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Reviewed Jul. 27, 2014

"This is a very refreshing and tasty way to serve cucumbers! I substituted a combination of orange balsamic (1 Tbl.) and apple cider vinegar (3 Tbl.) for the red wine vinegar. It made the dressing a little dark, but was absolutely delicious!"

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