| | | | |

Bell Pepper Cucumber Salad

Bell pepper cucumber salad is made with fresh cucumbers, sweet peppers, and a delicious carrot ginger dressing. This crunchy salad is the perfect side salad but is very customizable and can even be made into the main course.

Looking for more fresh recipes? Try my bok choy salad with sesame lime dressingItalian green bean salad, or fennel salad.

What You’ll Love About This Recipe

  • Easy – You only need a few simple ingredients to make this sweet pepper salad.
  • Great Texture – This cucumber pepper salad recipe is a delicious way to eat more fresh vegetables and makes the perfect side dish.
  • So much flavor – This delicious salad is soon to be a new favorite. It’s savory, sweet, salty, slightly spicy, and so refreshing.

Ingredients

Here’s what you’ll need to make this cucumber pepper salad:

  • Sweet bell peppers – I use mini bell peppers, but you can also use all red bell peppers, or a mix of red, orange, and yellow bell pepper.
  • Cucumbers – Persian cucumbers are ideal, but English cucumbers are also great. These varieties have thin skin, fewer seeds, and a super crunchy texture.
  • Everything but the bagel seasoning – adds the perfect crunch and extra flavor. It’s a combination of black and white sesame seeds, poppy seeds, dried minced garlic, dried minced onion flakes, and flaky sea salt.
  • Chili crunch or onion crunch in chili oil – adds more crunch and a little heat, but is completely optional.
  • Carrot ginger miso dressing – carrot, ginger, olive oil, rice vinegar, lime juice, coconut aminos, white miso paste, toasted sesame oil, raw honey (or maple syrup), and salt.

How to Make Bell Pepper Cucumber Salad: Step By Step

Here are some quick visual instructions. The full instructions and ingredient list will be in the printable recipe card below!

1. Use a sharp knife to cut the cucumber and bell pepper into thin slices, then add them to a large bowl. Toss with a few tablespoons of the dressing (start with 3-4 and add more as needed) until well coated.

2. Season to taste with everything but the bagel seasoning and chili/onion crunch (if using) and toss again to combine.

Helpful Tips

  • Aim small. Use sweet mini peppers and mini cucumbers (Persian variety) for easy, bite-size pieces.
  • If you can only find English cucumbers, cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and then cut your slices into half moons so that they’re smaller in size and easier to eat.

Quick Tip: Avoid using green bell peppers as they’re too bitter and not sweet enough.

Storage

Store leftover salad in an airtight container and eat within 1-2 days.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

Please remember that recipes are just a starting point.

How can you make this viral cucumber pepper salad using what you already have? Here are some ideas…

  • Add-ins – dairy free feta cheese, cherry or grape tomatoes, red pepper flakes, thinly sliced red onion, creamy avocado, fresh herbs such as fresh dill, green onions.
  • Turn it into a main course – add cooked chicken breast, edamame, or garbanzo beans and coconut lime rice.
  • Use a different dressing – such as spicy cashew dressing, or poppy seed dressing.

More Salad Recipes

I hope you love this Bell Pepper Cucumber Salad! If you make it, be sure to leave a comment & a star rating so I know how you liked it!

Bell Pepper Cucumber Salad

An oval platter with bell pepper cucumber salad topped with everything but the bagel seasoning.
Bell pepper cucumber salad is made with fresh cucumbers, sweet peppers, and a delicious carrot ginger dressing. This crunchy salad is the perfect side salad but is very customizable and can even be made into the main course.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serving Size 4

Ingredients
 

  • 6 Persian cucumbers, sliced 3 cups sliced, see notes below about using English cucumber
  • 2 cups sliced bell peppers about 12 mini peppers or 3 small/medium bell peppers
  • everything but the bagel seasoning to taste
  • chili crunch or onion crunch in chili oil to taste, optional
  • carrot ginger miso dressing to taste

Instructions

  • Add the sliced cucumbers and bell peppers to a large bowl. Toss with a few tablespoons of the dressing (start with 3-4 and add more as needed) until well coated.
  • Season to taste with everything but the bagel seasoning and chili/onion crunch (if using), and any other additional ingredients (see notes below for ideas). Toss again to combine and enjoy.

Notes

Using an English cucumber? Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and then cut your slices into half moons so that they’re smaller in size and easier to eat.
See the blog post for helpful tips and storage.

Make It Your Way: Substitutions & Variations

Add-ins – dairy free feta cheese, cherry or grape tomatoes, red pepper flakes, thinly sliced red onion, creamy avocado, fresh herbs such as fresh dill, green onions.
Turn it into a main course – add cooked chicken breast, edamame, or garbanzo beans and coconut lime rice.
Use a different dressing – such as spicy cashew dressing, or poppy seed dressing.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating