Cucumber Mango Salad (Easy & Healthy!)

This super simple cucumber mango salad is packed with fresh summer flavors and comes together in less than 10 minutes. You’ll combine crisp, refreshing cucumbers with fresh mango, cilantro, and red onion and toss with a sweet and tangy honey lime vinaigrette.

A white bowl of cucumber mango salad on a wooden board with a white kitchen towel.

Why You’ll Love It

This delicious mango cucumber salad with honey lime vinaigrette is the perfect summer salad and an absolute must try. Here’s why you’re going to love this colorful salad:

Refreshing summer flavors: This recipe is truly like summertime in a bowl. Whether it’s a hot and sunny day or you’re just trying to imagine you’re lounging on a beach somewhere- this recipe is perfect.

Packed with healthy ingredients: This cucumber mango salad is delicious, but it’s also full of nutrients from fruit and veggies.

It’s simple: The salad itself only calls for four fresh ingredients and the fresh tangy dressing is just as simple to throw together.

It’s delicious! If you’re looking for a fresh, flavorful, refreshing side to bring to your next summer barbecues or cookouts, look no further.

Ingredients for cucumber mango salad laid out on a wooden board and labeled.

Ingredients

  • Cucumber: Any type of cucumber will work, but for sweet and crunchy cucumbers, I recommend using mini cucumbers or English cucumbers.
  • Mango: You can use classic red mangoes or the smaller, golden-yellow mangoes that you’ll find at the grocery store. Both are delicious and perfect for this recipe.
  • Fresh cilantro: I love cilantro in this recipe but if you have strong feelings about cilantro you can skip if it if you need to!
  • Red onion: Don’t worry, you’ll only use a small amount of finely diced red onions for this, so it’s not overpowering and adds the perfect amount of bite.
  • Honey lime vinaigrette: This honey lime dressing is light, refreshing and comes together in literally two minutes! All you’ll need is fresh lime juice, extra virgin olive oil, honey and white wine vinegar.
A bowl of unmixed cucumber mango salad with honey lime vinaigrette being poured on top.

How To Make

  1. Dice the cucumber into small, bite-sized pieces. If using mini cucumbers or English cucumbers, simply dice them without peeling.
  2. Finely dice the red onion and set it aside.
  3. Cut the mango: Peel the mango and remove the pit. Dice the mango flesh into similar-sized pieces as the cucumber.
  4. Chop the cilantro leaves finely.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the diced cucumber, red onion, mango, and cilantro.
  6. In a separate small bowl, make your honey lime vinaigrette.
  7. Pour the dressing over the cucumber, mango, onion, and cilantro mixture. Gently toss to ensure all the ingredients are coated evenly with the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Enjoy!
  8. Store leftovers in an airtight container. It’s even better the next day!
A white bowl of cucumber mango salad on a wooden board with a white kitchen towel.

Variations

  • Make it a main course balanced meal by adding a whole grain like cooked quinoa and chopped grilled chicken breast.
  • Add some heat by adding some finely chopped jalapeño peppers, chili powder, a sprinkle of red pepper flakes or even just black pepper.
  • Add some creaminess by throwing in some diced creamy avocado.
  • Add crunch with chopped nuts like almonds, cashews or peanuts.
  • Change up the veggies and add diced sweet red bell pepper, finely diced broccoli, or green onions.
  • Add more zest via lemon juice, lemon zest or lime zest to brighten up the salad even more.
  • Serve with tortilla chips for a fun balanced snack.

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A white bowl of cucumber mango salad on a wooden board with a white kitchen towel.

Cucumber Mango Salad (Easy & Healthy!)

Cucumber mango salad made with fresh cucumbers, sweet mango, red onion and cilantro with a sweet and tangy dressing.
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 cups cucumber diced (or 6 mini cucumbers)
  • 1/4 cup red onion finely diced
  • 1 cup mango diced
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped
  • 1 batch honey lime vinaigrette

Instructions

  • Dice the cucumber into small, bite-sized pieces. If using mini cucumbers or English cucumbers, simply dice them without peeling.
  • Finely dice the red onion and set it aside.
  • Cut the mango: Peel the mango and remove the pit. Dice the mango flesh into similar-sized pieces as the cucumber.
  • Chop the cilantro leaves finely.
  • In a large bowl, combine the diced cucumber, red onion, mango, and cilantro.
  • In a separate small bowl, make your honey lime vinaigrette.
  • Pour the dressing over the cucumber, mango, onion, and cilantro mixture. Gently toss to ensure all the ingredients are coated evenly with the dressing. Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed. Enjoy!

Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container. It’s even better the next day!
Course: dinner, lunch, Salad, Snack

Nutrition

Calories: 103kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.04g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0.1g | Sodium: 4mg | Potassium: 266mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 556IU | Vitamin C: 20mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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