Cucumber and Mint Salad Recipe -
Cucumber and Mint Salad Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Cucumber and Mint Salad

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"A tasty and filling salad! The fresh mint makes it shine. Can be made ahead and refrigerated. Just add oil and vinegar and mint at the last minute."

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  • PREP

    15 mins

    15 mins


  1. Place the cucumber, celery, garbanzo beans, carrots, raisins, and mint in a large bowl, and toss with the olive oil and red wine vinegar to coat. Serve immediately.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jun 01, 2007

I made this salad because I was growing some mint, and needed to find a use for it. I was intrigued by the garbanzo beans/raisin combination. I made the salad as the directions stated, and the first night it was very bland. My husband thought there was something missing also. However, the next day, the salad was much, much better. The flavors had been able to mix together, and I liked the combination of cucumbers/beans and raisins. The mint wasn't very strong, but it was a nice surprise in some mouthfuls. I'd give it 1 star the day you make it, but 4 stars if you let it set.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Aug 27, 2011

This started out way too dry, so I added more vinegar. Still dry the next day. Add more vinegar. Better... Add some honey as another member suggested and it was okay. I'm not sure how much the mint adds. If I make this again I think I'd skip the mint and start out adding about 3x the vinegar and then some sugar or honey.


16 Ratings

Oct 04, 2005

I didn't have celery and used half a fuji apple instead. Also didn't use the beans and red wine vinegar! :P The salad still turned out pretty ok! Will try another time with the beans! Thanks for the recipe!

Mar 19, 2005

Hubby thought it was a little "strong" (vinegary) but I loved it. Up the sweetness though, more honey.

Jul 22, 2008

WOW!!! Super yummy and so easy to make! The flavors are so great together. What a wonderful twist to use up some of our fresh garden cucumbers! It is good the first day, but out of this world deliciuos the next! Make tons as it won't last long!

Nov 18, 2010

The random sweetness of the raisins really made this salad pop for me.

Feb 09, 2013

This was a good light twist on salad and it refrigerates well. I look forward to making it again but I may omit the olive oil to reduce the calories.

May 26, 2012

I love the healthy ingredients in this salad but the combination was really weird. Not a hit with my family.


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  • Calories
  • 140 kcal
  • 7%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 21.5 g
  • 7%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 5.2 g
  • 8%
  • Fiber
  • 3.6 g
  • 14%
  • Protein
  • 3.3 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 179 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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