This perfectly refreshing Pineapple Cucumber Salad is wonderfully easy to make and simply delicious! A lovely salad with sweet, light flavors that is great for summer BBQs, parties, potlucks and more!
Looking for more easy salad recipes? Make sure to try my Grape Salad, Creamy Cucumber Salad and Fresh Fruit Salad!
There is something about summer that has me craving fresh, flavorful salads like no other time of year. There is such a bounty of fruits and vegetables readily available during this time and I want to enjoy each and every one.
This particular salad is one of my favorites – especially for summer. I took my favorite pineapple salsa recipe, turned down the heat, made the cucumber and pineapple pieces larger and voila – the most refreshing, flavorful salad EVER.
I absolutely adore how the bright yellow of the pineapple contrasts so beautifully with the deep, dark green of the cucumber, cilantro, and lime zest. These pictures really do not do it justice.
The sweetness of the pineapple is balanced by the acidity of the lime and the crunchiness of the cucumber. This recipe is perfectly simple and can easily be scaled for a small dinner or to feed a crowd.
Trust me. If you’re serving this salad up anytime this summer, make A LOT. This salad is an eye-catcher and your guests will be coming back for seconds, guaranteed.
This pineapple salad is the perfect addition to any sort of bbq or cookout you have planned. It’s also great for those of us who don’t have a lot of time and are craving those fresh, sweet flavors of summer. Enjoy!
More Delicious Salads To Try
- Broccoli Salad
- Watergate Salad
- Strawberry Spinach Salad
- Snickers Salad
- Cauliflower Salad
- Berry Salad
- Grape Salad
- Pea Salad
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Grilled Steak Salad
How To Make Pineapple Cucumber Salad
Pineapple Cucumber Salad
- 1 pineapple chopped
- 1 English cucumber chopped
- 2 limes zested and juiced
- ⅓ cup cilantro roughly chopped
- salt and pepper optional
- Combine all ingredients and toss lightly to distribute the lime juice and zest evenly.
- Season with salt and pepper if desired.
- Serve immediately or keep chilled until ready to serve.
Julie Shepherd Moore says
I have made this (whole30 compliant!) salad many times since I’ve pinned it and, even though I didn’t wait until summer, it has been delicious through FALL & WINTER! (It’s going to rock my summer!) It’s so refreshing and will compliment a savory meal perfectly with its sweet and slightly exotic? taste. My husband and daughter aren’t a fan, but everyone else who has tried it, (sons/friends) love it. I ALWAYS use FRESH everything in this recipe! (English cucumber is best, but I’ve used both & peel it in stripes so that only partial skin remains- no seeds though! Lastly, go light on the FRESH cilantro- you can always add more. The shelf life is short as the pineapple weeps by the end of day two or three, so it truly is best the day you make it. Thanks for sharing this lovely salad! I’ll be making it soon! THANKS TRISH!
Tina L. says
I use the unpeeled baby Persian cucumbers for this, cut everything small and use it as a salsa alternative for tacos.. It’s great! I wouldn’t use canned pineapple for it.
Venessa Hinojosa-Wright says
I used canned pineapple since it’s what I had in hand it and it was delicious. 🙂
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Wonderful! So glad you gave it a try!
Stephanie @ Casa Watkins Living says
Absolutely delicious looking!!! I’ve included your recipe in a roundup of amazing pineapple recipes. 🙂 http://casawatkinsliving.com/2017/07/13-amazing-ways-to-cook-with-pineapples/
Brenda Martin says
I pinned this a couple of weeks ago and made it tonight. Wonderful! I added a splash of virgin olive oil and a dash of organic honey. Husband loved it!!
This sounds so delicious! I don’t care for the taste of cilantro, so is there anything I could use instead like maybe some parsley? I use parsley all the time because I think it gives a refreshing taste to a recipe.
Try fresh mint!
I made this for a neighborhood potluck this evening and it was a hit! Thanks for such a simple and delicious recipe!!! It will definitely be a “go to” this summer!!!
Trish - Mom On Timeout says
Thank you Tammy! I just got the ingredients to make it this week and I can’t wait!
Margie Hurd says
Could you use a can of tidbit pineapple can hardly wait to try this
I made this for Easter. It was a huge hit. Perfectly fresh, a little sweet and just perfect.
This is one of my new favs!!! Thanks!
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