Sweet and Sour Cucumber Salad

close up of sweet and sour cucumber salad in a white bowl

5 from 1 reviews

Sweet and sour cucumber salad is the refreshing, crisp, and delicious side dish that’s perfect for a summer dinner party.



2 seedless cucumbers, sliced
1/2 red onion, sliced thin
1/2 cup chopped parsley
Juice of 2 lemons
2 T honey
1 tsp kosher salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper


Toss together all ingredients until honey is dissolved. Let sit for at least ten minutes before serving.


This can be served room temperature or chilled.

Feel free to substitute shallots for onions, vinegar for lemon juice, sugar for honey, or any tender herb for parsley.

This salad will change as it sits. I like it both light and fresh as soon as it’s made or more pickled and a little softer after about an hour or two. 

Keywords: jo eats, cucumber salad, easy side dish, summer salad