Cucumber Dill Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

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Lemon Vinaigrette tossed with loads of fresh dill, cucumber, sweet onion and tender leafy lettuce makes the most perfect side salad. The dressing is fresh, easy and delicious … and you likely have everything you need on hand!

Cucumber Dill Salad with 2 Minute Lemon Vinaigrette! This easy salad is ready in minutes and is perfect with any meal! Loads of fresh dill, cucumber, sweet onion and tender leafy lettuce is a quick lemon dressing is fresh, easy and delicious ... and you likely have everything you need on hand!

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This salad with Lemon Vinaigrette is a salad we always grew up eating.  For as long as I can remember, my mom always served this and it was my sister’s favorite.  I’m telling you, if summer had a flavor, it would definitely taste like lemon and fresh dill.

I have to be honest, as much as we ate this as kids (sans feta.. that part is my own addition because every food needs a bit of cheese in it) I have to admit that this is one of those recipes I kind of forgot about. I didn’t make it for years and years… and years (meanwhile my sister makes it ALL of the time).  Recently I started making it and let’s just say I’ve served it 3 times this week alone and it’s my 12 year old’s absolute favorite!

Cucumber Dill Salad with 2 Minute Lemon Vinaigrette! We eat this a couple of times every week! It's ready in minutes and the perfect side! Fresh dill, cucumber, sweet onion and tender leafy lettuce in a fast homemade lemon vinaigrette!

The Lemon  Vinaigrette is fresh and citrusy (use fresh lemon juice if you can, it makes a huge difference) and the vinegar adds a little bit of zip to this salad. The homemade dressing comes together in just a couple of minutes and is perfect drizzled over the soft buttery lettuce.

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You’ll have ample dressing in this recipe, use as little or as much as you like.  The dressing keeps perfectly in the fridge and none of the ingredients really spoil so it will last about 1 week or so.  Perfect for a quick weekday lunch with some leftover chicken or shrimp!

This is our go to salad! Cucumber, dill, feta and sweet onion tossed with an easy 2 Minute Lemon Vinaigrette! We eat this a couple of times every week! It's ready in minutes and the perfect side with ANY meal!

I personally soak the sliced onion in ice water to take any ‘bite’ out of it.  When purchasing the onion for this salad, be sure you’re using a sweet white onion which has a white papery skin.  The yellow skinned onions are white inside but they’re very strong and overpowering in this salad.  The white onions are sweet and very mild.

Cucumber Dill Salad with Lemon vinaigrette

Lemon Vinaigrette tossed with loads of fresh dill, cucumber, sweet onion and tender leafy lettuce makes the most perfect side salad. The dressing is fresh, easy and delicious … and you likely have everything you need on hand!

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Ingredients:

  • 8 cups red leaf or butter lettuce
  • 1/3 cup fresh dill , chopped
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/2 english cucumber , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 sweet white onion , thinly sliced

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste

Directions:

  1. Combine all dressing ingredients in a mason jar or container. Shake to mix.
  2. Add all salad ingredients to a large bowl.
  3. Drizzle with dressing, toss and serve immediately.

Notes:

Thinly sliced radishes are an excellent addition to this salad

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We make this at least twice a week! Lemon Vinaigrette tossed with loads of fresh dill, cucumber, sweet onion and tender leafy lettuce makes the most perfect side salad. The dressing is fresh, easy and delicious ... and you likely have everything you need on hand!

Holly

Holly is a wine and cheese lover, recipe creator, shopping enthusiast and self appointed foodie. Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making deliciously comforting recipes for the everyday home cook!

11 comments on “Cucumber Dill Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette”

  1. Oh I am loving the look of this salad, especially with the addition of feta, summer in a dish. The lemon & dill combination reminds me of lots of Persian salads I’ve tried.

  2. I grew up eating cucumber salads and I still make it at home. My children love it. I like that you added some lemon and mustard to vinaigrette. Very delicious!

  3. YES. Every food DOES need a bit of cheese in it! I love childhood recipes that I’ve adapted to my adult tastes. It brings the memories of eating it then together with the memories we’re creating eating it today!

  4. TWO MINUTES!!! Sign me up for some of that! But seriously, you had me at lemon and again with the vinegar! Heck, I’m just coming over!

  5. This looks so fresh and summery! I love salads this time of year!

  6. I fell in love with this salad last summer. Today the temperature reached 70, and we grilled dinner and served this salad and asparagus as sides. Thank-you so much for sharing!

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