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Looking for a quick + easy side salad for summer dinners? You can have this refreshing strawberry cucumber salad ready in just 20 minutes! It’s made with basil, mint, tangy feta cheese, and a honey lemon dressing.

Strawberry cucumber salad with feta and basil in a large bowl.

Friends – this cucumber and strawberry salad recipe ticks all my boxes for a summer salad:

  • juicy, refreshing, and seasonal ingredients
  • minimal prep time and zero cook time (no heat necessary!)
  • tastes great with all sorts of proteins (from chicken, to fish, or steak)
  • perfect for serving at a BBQ or alfresco dinner party
  • short list of easy-to-find ingredients

Plus, each ingredient packs in a handful of nutrition benefits. Need I say more?!

If you’re looking for more dietitian-designed strawberry salads, you may also enjoy my strawberry tomato + avocado salad, this strawberry, walnut + goat cheese salad, or my strawberry quinoa salad!

Here’s what you need:

Recipe ingredients in small bowls.

This salad is made with sweet, juicy strawberries, crunchy cucumbers, feta, fresh basil, and mint. Choosing ripe strawberries and a high-quality sheep’s feta (I like to purchase a block stored in brine) will ensure the best flavour.

For the dressing, you’ll need olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, garlic powder, and honey. That’s it!

Please note that these pictures are meant to provide a helpful visual overview of the recipe. Full ingredient measurements and detailed instructions are located in the printable recipe card at the bottom of this post!

Nutrition benefits of this recipe

  1. Strawberries are an excellent source of vitamin C, with 1 cup containing the same amount as an orange! They’re also a great source of dietary fiber (3 grams in 1 cup) and contain smaller amounts of other micronutrients like potassium, vitamin B6, and folate.
  2. Cucumbers are 96% water, making them extra hydrating for warmer days. This refreshing veggie is also a source of fiber, antioxidants, vitamin K, vitamin C, potassium, manganese, and magnesium.
  3. Feta cheese is high in protein and is a good source of vitamin B12, vitamin B6, and calcium.
  4. The salad dressing is a good source of vitamin C (from lemon juice) and heart-healthy fats (from the olive oil)!
Strawberry cucumber salad tossed in lemon dressing.

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Get the Recipe: 20-Minute Strawberry Cucumber Salad

Looking for a quick + easy side salad for summer dinners? You can have this strawberry cucumber salad ready in just 20 minutes! It's made with fresh basil, mint, tangy feta cheese, and a honey lemon dressing.
Strawberry cucumber salad with feta and basil in a large bowl.
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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chopped strawberries
  • 2 cups chopped cucumbers (I used Persian or mini cucumbers for extra crunch)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 5-10 leaves fresh basil, chopped (depending on size)
  • 5-10 leaves fresh mint, chopped (depending on size)
  • Salt + pepper, to taste

Lemon dressing:

Instructions

  • Add all dressing ingredients to a small bowl or jar. Whisk or shake together to combine. Set aside.
  • Add all salad ingredients to a large serving bowl. Pour dressing overtop and toss to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste and serve immediately!

Notes

*FETA CHEESE: I recommend using a high-quality block of sheep’s feta, stored in brine, for the best taste. Feta that is sharp, salty, and tangy makes all the difference!
*VEGAN OPTION: Swap feta with your favourite plant-based feta alternative. The honey in the dressing can be swapped with maple syrup.
*LEFTOVERS: This salad is best enjoyed fresh. While they will be a bit soggy, leftovers can be kept in the fridge for up to a day.
*MAKE AHEAD: You can prep most of the ingredients up to a day in advance (chop the strawberries and cucumbers, crumble the feta) and make the salad dressing (store it in a jar). Keep everything separately in the fridge, then combine together when ready to serve (or within a couple hours of serving). The herbs should be chopped and added close to serving time, or else they will brown.
*SERVE WITH: This salad makes a wonderful side with all sorts of proteins. Chicken, steak, salmon, white fish, shrimp, scallops, etc!
Calories: 146kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 17mg | Sodium: 216mg | Potassium: 218mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 171IU | Vitamin C: 45mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition

As a dietitian, I create recipes with whole food ingredients that provide the nutrients needed for optimal health. My nutrition philosophy does not focus on numbers; however, I understand that this information can be helpful.

Do note that the nutrition info provided is an estimate and I cannot guarantee correctness of the displayed values. These numbers will differ depending on brands used, recipe modifications, and amount eaten. If you require specific nutrition information due to medical reasons, please consult with your dietitian or physician.

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