Cucumber Salad with Caper Dressing

Cucumber Salad Caper Dressing

Published January 29, 2013 | Written by

Published by: Healthline Exclusive

Servings: 8
Total Time: 15 min

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 0 min


If you can find fresh cucumbers at your local farmer's market you'll want to use them, as they won't have a waxy coating. These you can use unpeeled in your salad, but if the cucumbers do have this coating, it's best to peel them.

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: Approximately 1 cup
Calories per serving: 41
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.6g 4%
Saturated Fat 0.4g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 124mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 2.2g 1%
Dietary Fiber 0.7g 3%
Sugars 1.1g
Protein 0.6g 1%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.


  • 2 tablespoons capers, rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon chopped garlic
  • 1 teaspoon fish sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 large or 4 small cucumbers
  • 1 tablespoon fresh thyme leaves

Step by Step:

  1. In a food processor or blender, combine first 6 ingredients and process until smooth. With motor running, slowly add oil. Set aside.
  2. Cut the cucumbers in half horizontally and then slice into thin, half-moon shapes. Add dressing and toss to coat. Allow mixture to stand for at least 30 minutes.
  3. To serve, drain mixture well and place sliced cucumbers on a serving plate. Sprinkle with thyme.