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Easy Pineapple Cucumber Salad (with Video)

This 4-ingredient Pineapple Cucumber Salad is a simple side dish recipe with amazing flavor! It’s so easy because it’s ready in under 10 minutes. Whole30 too!
Pineapple Cucumber Salad Recipe in a bowl.

Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Oh, the sweet colors and tastes of summer! This Pineapple Cucumber Salad has a light and airy feel, but packs some delicious flavor and it’s healthy, low cal, and gluten-free too!
 
And how about a fruit salad recipe you can make in minutes? You in?
 
Thought so! I too just love a dish you can throw together and it looks this good and tastes even better. If you’re a fan of sweet pineapple, these Grilled Pineapple Meatballs [1] are an easy one too! My family gives them a thumbs up.
 
Can you picture this fresh little salad chillin ???? at your backyard BBQ or maybe having a laid back Sunday at your brunch table?
 
Fresh Pineapple Cucumber salad in a bowl.

How to Make a Pineapple Cucumber Salad

With only 4-ingredients, bingo your salad is born.
 
It takes only minutes to cut up your pineapple ???? (you could even buy already cubed pineapple for super fast prep!) and cucumber. Then, you mince up some cilantro.
 
Cubed pineapple for pineapple cucumber salad.
 
Fresh Pineapple Cucumber salad in a bowl.
If you like cilantro then you have to try this Avocado Cilantro Lime Dressing [2]! My fav for salads (anytime of year) and a marinade for meat!
 
Finally, you zest on some lime and than drizzle on fresh lime juice. The flavors really come together if you can let it sit for just a little while.

Tips for Making Fresh Pineapple Cucumber Salad

How to Make This a Pineapple Basil Salad

Interestingly enough, we heard some aren’t fans of cilantro. You say it tastes like soap. Well, good news! You can make this salad with basil or mint too! Just omit the cilantro and substitute the same amount of fresh minced basil (or mint).

How to Turn this into Pineapple Cucumber Salsa

This fresh pineapple salad is versatile. If you want it to be a salsa to serve with chips, that can totally be done!
 
Just chop your pineapple and cucumber into more of a dice than a chunk. Add some diced jalapeños to your liking, and 1/4 cup diced onion and it’s ready for poolside dipping!

How To Serve Pineapple Cucumber Salad

How pretty would the fresh pineapple salad be next to grilled fish or a zesty fish taco? Needless to say, this recipe makes a perfect side to most summer dishes. Here are a few combos I think would be perfect:

Pineapple cucumber salad in a bowl with fresh cilantro.

Items Used to Make Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Microplaner [3] – excellent for hard cheeses, onions, citrus fruits, ginger and more!

Lemon/Lime Squeezer [4]  – perfect for getting all the juice out of your citrus fruit! Dishwasher safe.

 

Video for How to Make Pineapple Cucumber Salad

Fresh pineapple salad in a bowl ready to be served.

Easy Pineapple Cucumber Salad

This 4-ingredient Pineapple Cucumber Salad is a simple side dish recipe with amazing flavor!  It's so easy because it's ready in under 10 minutes. It's also Whole30! 
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Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 89kcal
Author: Erin Henry [8]

Ingredients

  • 1 fresh pineapple (chopped)
  • 1 English cucumber (chopped)
  • 2 fresh limes (zested and juiced)
  • cup cilantro (minced)
  • salt (optional)

Instructions

  • Chop pineapple and cucumber into chunks.
  • In a large bowl, combine pineapple, cucumber, cilantro, lime zest, lime juice and sprinkle to taste with salt if using.
  • Serve immediately, or keep in the refrigerator for at least 15 minutes to let the flavors blend together. 

Notes

The shelf life of this recipe is short, as the pineapple weeps and get watery, so it truly is best the day you make it.
Nutritional information is approximate and was calculated using a recipe nutrition label generator.
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Nutrition

Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 1g | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 260mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 210IU | Vitamin C: 80.3mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 0.7mg
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Enjoy this salad during the summer, but really it’s good any time of the year!

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