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Simple Cucumber Salad

Simple Cucumber Salad – A perfect side dish for your summer barbecue!


In Loving Memory of my Baba (Grandmother)

Rest in Peace, Baba – I will always love you!

My Grandma passed away less than a month ago; she was 76 years old.

I have finally come to terms with her passing and am now somewhat able to talk about it.

I love her more than words can ever describe, and I will miss her very very much.


I want to share this cucumber salad with you because this is what she always served before setting up the table with a complete meal. This was part of our ‘meze’, or the appetizer.

In Macedonia it is a custom to serve this salad with a shot of homemade Rakija, or Moonshine, and nibble on it over an interesting conversation about life, politics, kids, etc…

Here’s to you, Baba. Say Hi to Dedo for me!



Simple Cucumber Salad

Katerina | Diethood
A perfect side dish for your summer barbecue!
Servings : 2 serves
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 5 mins


  • 1 cucumber peeled and sliced crosswise
  • Salt to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • sliced green onion, for garnish


  • Toss it all together and top with some green onion for garnish.


WW Freestyle SmartPoints: 2 


Calories: 80 kcal | Carbohydrates: 3 g | Protein: 0 g | Fat: 7 g | Saturated Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 0 mg | Sodium: 3 mg | Potassium: 204 mg | Fiber: 1 g | Sugar: 2 g | Vitamin A: 110 IU | Vitamin C: 4.8 mg | Calcium: 21 mg | Iron: 0.3 mg | Net Carbs: 2 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: Macedonian
Keyword: cucumber, salad
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58 comments on “Simple Cucumber Salad”

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    jessica hagger

    This has brought tears to my eyes.i am very sorry for ur loss. I still have my baba here today. My dedo n me were vey close. I miss him always. He was my best friend and somedays I dont know what to do with out him here to talk to. My boys miss him very much too. My boys love cucumber so im trying this today. Rip to ur baba I dedo and my dedo (trane muskarovski)

    Jess perth Australia

  2. Omg, I just made this. Yum! Don’t think your grandmother has left your side for a minute! Thank you for sharing 🙂

      1. I bet your grandmother is really happy. Not only that you shared this wonderful recipe of hers with everyone, but you shared her. I posted this on my Facebook page, and a bunch of my friends loved it. Not only will they make it, but they’ll also appreciate spending time with their own grandmothers, or recalling great memories if theirs have also passed.

        Not to state the obvious – but we are all going to pass at some point – so wherever your lovely grandmother is, you will go too. In the mean time, live with the love in your heart. You’re going to have some great stories to tell her. Of course, she may already know 🙂

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    Marmande in the Kitchen

    I’m very sorry for your loss. This is a lovely post and it’s great that you have such nice memories.

  4. She’ll be in your heart forever and think of all the lovely stories you can share with Ana about her. Simple but delicious salad.

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