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overhead shot of white plate with brown border with chopped cucumbers, sliced red onion, chopped cilantro and a coconut aminos dressing with a stainless steel fork on the right of the plate

Refreshing Cucumber Salad (AIP, paleo, vegan)


This crunchy and Refreshing Cucumber Salad is AIP, paleo, vegan, Whole30 and super refreshing! It’s the perfect side to grilled meats and heavier dishes and comes together in no time.


  • 1 large cucumber, chopped 
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 red onion, sliced  
  • 1/4 cup chives, chopped 
  • 1/4 cup cilantro, roughly chopped 
  • 2 TBSP coconut aminos
  • 1 TBSP  apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp freshly squeezed lime juice


  1. In a colander, mix the chopped cucumber with the sea salt and place over a bowl for ~ 20 minutes to sweat out some water.
  2. Add red onions and chives to bowl with coconut aminos, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and lime juice.
  3. After 20 minutes, transfer chopped cucumber to the bowl with the dressing and mix until evenly coated. Season to taste with additional sea salt and/or coconut aminos. 
  4. Chill salad at least 10 minutes in the fridge before serving so that it can marinate in all the flavours.
  • Prep Time: 35 minutes
  • Category: Salads

Keywords: aip, paleo, vegan, whole30, cucumber, salad, red onions, chives, coconut aminos, lime, easy recipe, cucumber salad