Spanish Cucumber Salad (Ensalada de Pepino) Recipe

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Ratings (10)
  • Total: 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Yield: 6 cups (4 to 6 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
26 Calories
0g Fat
6g Carbs
1g Protein
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Spanish cucumber salad (ensalada de pepino) is a perfect dish for a warm day. It is light, tasty, and refreshing.

If you need to prepare something in a hurry or when unexpected guests arrive, this salad is great since it takes just minutes to prepare!


  • 2 cucumbers
  • 2 tomatoes
  • 1/2 medium red onion
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar (red-wine)
  • 6 to 7 tablespoons oil (​extra-virgin Spanish)
  • Salt (to taste)

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel cucumbers with vegetable peeler or knife. Slice in rounds about 1/8-inch wide.

  2. Cut tomatoes into eight pieces each.

  3. Thinly slice red onion into rings. Then, cut the rings in half.

  4. Place all ingredients into a serving bowl. Sprinkle approximately 1/2 teaspoon of salt over the top.

  5. Pour 2 to 3 tablespoons vinegar over vegetables and 6 to 7 tablespoons of olive oil.

  6. Toss salad and taste.

  7. Adjust ingredients to your taste.

Note: It is common to sprinkle cool water into the salad or to put ice cubes in the bowl if it is a very hot day. Either way, the cold water mixes with the oil and vinegar, making more dressing to dip bread in!