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Summer cucumber blueberry salad

Cucumber blueberry salad is the perfect summer salad. It’s a refreshing combination of blueberries, crisp cucumber chunks, and feta cheese tossed in a tangy lemon dressing. It has the perfect balance of flavors and textures.

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If you are looking for a light side dish for a family dinner or bbq, this salad will be a crowd-pleaser! Even though the ingredients in this recipe might seem like they don’t go together, after one bite you will agree that they do. This salad is bursting with the fresh flavors of summer.

Spice up your summer meals with fresh blueberries! They add a sweet and slightly tart flavor to your favorite summer dishes. Try making our homemade blueberry bbq sauce for a delicious twist on traditional sauce at your cookout.

🤍Why you will love this recipe

  • It’s a delicious salad that’s perfect for serving your family or bringing to a potluck.
  • It’s versatile and healthy! This vibrant salad can be enjoyed as a refreshing side dish, light lunch, or a topping for grilled meat or seafood.
  • This salad is simple to make with just a few fresh ingredients.
The ingredients for the salad: cucucmbers, blueberries, mint, basil, cheese and lemon dressing

Here is what you will need

This is an overview of the ingredients and steps to make this recipe; scroll down for a printable full recipe card with exact measurements and detailed instructions.

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🛒Ingredients

  • cucumber
  • fresh blueberries
  • feta cheese
  • fresh mint
  • fresh basil
  • olive oil
  • honey
  • lemon juice

🥄Equipment

How to make cucumber blueberry salad

Prepare all ingredients: rinse and drain the blueberries, and chop the cucumbers into chunks about 3/4 inch in size.

Chop the fresh herbs and in a jar or small bowl whisk the dressing ingredients together.

cucumbers cheese and blueberries in a bowl with the herbs and dressing on the side

Step 1. Combine salad ingredients

Place the blueberries, cucumbers, and feta cheese in a bowl.

Step 2. Mix in fresh herbs

Add the fresh herbs and stir to combine cucumbers, blueberries, cheese, and herbs.

cucumbers, blueberries and cheese in a bowl with herbs sprinkled

ALL OF THE SALAD INGREDIENTS MIXED TOGETHER IN A GLASS BOWL WITH A WOODEN SPOON

Step 3. Add dressing

Stir in the dressing and serve or refrigerate.

Ingredient Notes & Substitutions

Cucumbers – Look for cucumbers that have thin skin and small seeds, such as Persian cucumbers, English cucumbers or Japanese cucumbers. These varieties have a mild flavor and crispy texture which are perfect in this salad.

Feta cheese – Adding feta cheese to this salad provides a delicious salty and tangy taste, however, if preferred, other types of cheese such as goat cheese crumbles, parmesan cheese or mozzarella balls can be used as substitutes.

a close up uf the compted salad on a white plate on a bed of arugula

Serving Suggestions

This delicious cucumber salad tastes great with grilled chicken or your favorite burgers such as this Greek turkey burger or caramelized onion burger

It also tastes great as a side of with a frittata for brunch or tossed with baby greens or baby arugula for a more hearty salad.

Storing and Using Leftovers

Due to the water content in cucumbers, this salad won’t taste that great if it’s been in the refrigerator for more than a day or two. Store your leftover salad in the fridge for no longer than two days.

Recipe variations

Make it vegan – Blueberry cucumber salad with feta can easily be transformed into a vegan recipe by leaving out the cheese.

Add melon – Add up to a cup of watermelon or your favorite melon to this summery salad.

Zucchini summer salad – Replace the cucumbers with chunks of baby zucchini. with chunks of baby zucchini.

Change up the fresh herbs – Mix the herbs and use any combination of fresh spearmint, peppermint, lemon thyme, or oregano.

Change up the dressing – Use freshly squeezed orange or lime juice.

Strawberry cucumber salad – Replace the blueberries with fresh strawberries.

💡Tips

  • If you plan to make this salad a few hours ahead of time, add the dressing just before serving to prevent the salad from becoming soggy.
  • Chill the salad for at least 30 minutes before serving for the best flavor.
  • Slice the cucumbers uniformly to ensure an even texture.
Do I have to peel the cucumbers to make a cucumber salad?

Since most of the nutrients in cucumbers come from the skin, I don’t recommend peeling them completely. However, if the skin seems thick or bitter, peel it off partially. 

Can I use frozen blueberries to make cucumber-blueberry salad?

This salad tastes best with fresh ingredients, and I don’t recommend using frozen blueberries. If you do use frozen blueberries, thaw them completely before adding them to the salad.

Are you too tired to cook dinner?

If you’re feeling uninspired when it’s time to cook dinner, this free guide will help you make a quick and healthy dinner with ingredients you have in your kitchen.

an overhead view of the cucumber salad on a plate with a fork

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Cucumber blueberry salad

A refreshing summer salad made with fresh blueberries, cucumbers, herbs and feta cheese.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber salad with blueberries
Servings: 4
Calories: 190kcal
Author: Anne
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Ingredients

  • 3 small cucumbers
  • 2 cups fresh blueberries
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh basil chopped
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh mint chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon honey
  • 3 ounces crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

  • clean, dry and chop the cucumbers into 1/2 to 3/4  inch chunks and place them in a bowl
  • rinse and dry the blueberries and place them into the same bowl with the cucumbers
  • add 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • chop the herbs (1 1/2 teaspoons of each, basil and mint) and sprinkle them into the salad
  • add the liquid ingredients (2 tablespoons lemon juice, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1/2 teaspoon honey) into a jar and shake it up OR add them to a small bowl and whisk them together.
  • pour the dressing over the salad ingredients
  • Store the salad in the refrigerator until it's time to serve.

Notes

Substitute the cucumbers one for one with zucchini
Substitute goat cheese for feta crumbles
Cucumber salad with blueberries salad is naturally vegetarian and can easily be made vegan by leaving the cheese off.

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 190kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 8g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 108mg | Potassium: 377mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 244IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and can vary based on cooking methods and ingredients used

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4 Comments

  1. I never would have thought of this combo but I have everything to make it in my fridge! Yay!

    1. Very much enjoyed this! I’ll swap strawberries for blueberries and remake it again tomorrow!

  2. I love all of the ingredients in this salad and definitely will be trying it out after we go blueberry picking later this month. The kids will love it too I think.