Low Sodium Cucumber Salad Recipe (No Salt Added)

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This low sodium cucumber salad recipe is an old family classic, and our go-to summer salad for BBQs, potlucks, and parties. It’s bright, sweet, tangy, and loaded with fresh herbs and a simple delicious dressing.

This recipe is fantastic year round – it’s great recipe for garden cucumber and homegrown herbs in the summer!  Whether you have extra cucumbers from the garden, or just stocked up from a sale at the store – this is one salt-free salad recipe you’ll make again & again!

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Tangy cucumber and onion salad has always been one of my favorite summer dishes growing up!  This recipe is adapted from one written down from my great grandmother, but I omitted the salt to make it low sodium. Turns out, you don’t need any salt for a delicious salad that is ready in minutes!

I make this salad year round!  In the summer we grow dill, and I freeze it in batches so I can use it again in the winter to make this salad. The great thing about this recipe is that is stores really well and leftovers always taste better.  I actually like to make this a day or two ahead of time, so the cucumbers marinate in the light sweet dressing.

Make this recipe, and it’ll become an instant classic!

This Low Sodium Cucumber Salad Recipe Is:

  • Bright
  • Fresh
  • Sweet
  • Herby
  • Loaded with Flavor
  • Salt Free

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Easily Grow Fresh Dill on Your Counter All Year Long

I love my 6-Pod Aerogarden which is fantastic for growing herbs in the winter.  We actually got it when we lived in a smaller apartment, but even now that we own an acreage we still use it year-round!  I love growing herbs on my countertop like fresh basil, dill, mint, sage, thyme, parsley, and lemon balm.

It uses LED lights and water, so no messy soil needed – you can have fresh herbs at your fingertips any time. I love picking a few springs of parsley to chop on pastas, adding basil leaves to soups, and tossing some dill in with my pasta salads. This Aerogarden is a great gift for anyone who would like fresh herbs… no big kitchen or green thumb required!

Our dill plant has given us a crazy abundance of dill this season, so this is one of our favorite ways to use it.  I like to combine all the ingredients in a bowl, but you can use a big mason jar to store the salad too,  if you’d like too.

What’s In This No Salt Added Cucumber Salad Recipe?

  • Cucumbers, Onions, and Dill– I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell all organic produce at a super discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from the farmers. We get Misfit Market boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can get $10 off your first $30 box by clicking here! 
    If you think organic produce is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a look!

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Low Sodium Salads To Enjoy All Year!

I love this low sodium cucumber onion salad recipe, which is a bright & fresh addition to the table. I love serving this salad with dinner, any time of the year.

Salads and dressings can be easy to make low sodium by using homemade dressings – which only take minutes to make!  Browse all our low sodium salad recipes here for your next family favorite.

How Do I Make Cucumber Onion Salad With No Salt?

  1. Peel and thinly slice the cucumbers, and the red onion. Place the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Add the chopped dill, unseasoned rice vinegar, sugar, garlic powder, olive oil, and black pepper.
  3. Refrigerate for a at least 1 hour to let the flavors marinate.  If refrigerating longer than one hour, remove cucumber salad from the fridge an hour or two before serving, so the oil incorporates well into the salad.

A Great Make-Ahead Salt Free Side Dish for Entertaining

This low sodium cucumber salad recipe is fantastic to make ahead of time for a party, potluck, or gathering. Making this recipe in advance allows you to skip any cooking or prep on the day-of. 

This is a great recipe to entertain with, or bring to an event. A crowd-pleaser that everyone is sure to love! Check out my other make ahead meals too, for easy low sodium recipes you can prep ahead of time.

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low sodium salads with cucumber and dill red onions unseasoned rice vinegar sugar and black pepper in a large bowl

Low Sodium Cucumber Salad

This low sodium cucumber salad recipe is an old family classic, and our go-to summer salad for BBQs, potlucks, and parties. It's bright, sweet, tangy, and loaded with fresh herbs and a simple delicious dressing.
5 from 4 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4 servings
Calories 117 kcal

Equipment

  • large mixing bowl
  • Vegetable Peeler

Ingredients
  

  • 4 large cucumbers
  • 1 medium red onion
  • 1/4 cup fresh dill chopped
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • freshly ground Tellicherry Black Pepper

Instructions
 

  • Peel (if desired) and thinly slice the cucumbers and the red onion. Place the vegetables in a large mixing bowl.
  • Add the chopped dill, unseasoned rice vinegar, olive oil, sugar, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  • Refrigerate for a at least 1 hour to let the flavors marinate.  If refrigerating longer than one hour, remove cucumber salad from the fridge an hour or two before serving, so the oil incorporates well into the salad.

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Notes

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I get all the fresh produce for my recipes from my garden and from Misfits Market – they sell organic produce at a discounted price, and it’s purchased direct from farmers to reduce food waste. We get Misfit boxes every other week and love picking out our favorite seasonal produce for delivery.  You can save up to 40% off grocery store prices.
If you think produce delivery is too expensive… think again, and give Misfits Market a try!

Nutrition

Calories: 117kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 5gSodium: 9mgPotassium: 452mgFiber: 3gSugar: 6gVitamin A: 429IUVitamin C: 14mgCalcium: 53mgIron: 1mg

*Please note, all nutrition content is estimated based on the ingredients we used, it may vary based on your ingredients. Always check your nutrition labels to verify sodium amounts.

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  1. Do you happen to know why the potassium is so high in this. I have Kidney disease and need to limit potassium. But cucumber and onion are on the lower side. Just wondering thanks.

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