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thinly sliced apples and cucumbers on a blue plate

Apple Cucumber Salad

This 4 ingredient apple cucumber salad is such an easy and flavorful salad that can be thrown together in just 5 minutes. Enjoy it with crispy tofu, a grilled pork chop, or succulent shrimp.
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 1 person
Author Rebecca


  • cutting board
  • Mandolin/Knife
  • Mixing bowl
  • fork


  • whole Tart Apple Granny Smith, Braeburn, Pink Lady
  • 3 inch piece English Cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • ½ teaspoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • pinch Kosher salt


  • Using a mandolin or sharp knife, julienne 3 inch piece of an English cucumber and ⅓ whole tart apple.
  • Transfer julienned cucumber and apple to mixing or serving bowl. Add 1 teaspoon of olive oil, ½ teaspoon of apple cider vinegar, and a pinch of kosher salt.
  • Mix with a fork. Let sit 5-10 minutes, if you can. Refrigerate for up to 3-5 days.



  • Tart apples add the most flavor to this simple apple cucumber salad. I recommend using a granny smith apple, braeburn, pink lady, or other tart apple.
  • English cucumber skin is more thin than regular cucumbers, I recommend using this cucumber and leaving the skin on.
  • You can remove the skin of both the cucumber and apple if you'd like, but they add a nice flavor and texture if you leave them on.
  • You can substitute the apple cider vinegar for red wine vinegar or rice wine vinegar depending on what you have at home or what you're serving this salad with.
  • Other ingredients to add in: sunflower seeds, feta cheese, chopped nuts, freshly ground black pepper, red chili flakes, etc.