Refreshing Cucumber Salad Recipe

When the weather warms up, there’s nothing quite like a cool, crisp salad to satisfy your hunger without feeling heavy. This Refreshing Cucumber Salad combines the clean, fresh flavors of cucumbers, radishes, and young cabbage with the creamy richness of thick yogurt dressing. Topped with hearty boiled eggs and vibrant chickpea microgreens, this salad is not only nutritious but also visually appealing and full of texture.


  • Cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • Salt, to taste
  • Radishes, thinly sliced
  • Half of a small young cabbage, shredded
  • 4-5 chicken eggs, hard-boiled and quartered
  • 30-50 grams chickpea microgreens
  • 3 tablespoons thick yogurt
  • Mustard, to taste
  • Grated garlic (quantity as desired)


  1. Prepare the Vegetables: Start by thinly slicing the cucumbers and radishes. Shred the young cabbage. Place all these in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Boil Eggs: Place the eggs in a pot of water. Bring to a boil and let them cook for about 10 minutes for a firm yolk. Once cooked, cool them under cold running water, peel, and then quarter them.
  3. Make the Dressing: In a small bowl, combine the thick yogurt, a suitable amount of mustard, and grated garlic. Mix well until the dressing is smooth and creamy. Taste and adjust the seasoning with salt.
  4. Combine and Toss: Add the creamy dressing to the bowl with the cucumbers, radishes, and cabbage. Toss everything together until the vegetables are evenly coated with the dressing.
  5. Add Eggs and Microgreens: Gently fold in the quartered eggs and chickpea microgreens, taking care not to break the eggs too much.
  6. Serve: Transfer the salad to a serving dish. The salad can be served immediately or chilled in the refrigerator for about an hour to let the flavors meld together more.


This Refreshing Cucumber Salad is a perfect dish for any summer gathering or a quick, healthy weekday lunch. The combination of crunchy vegetables, creamy dressing, and the soft texture of boiled eggs provides a satisfying yet light meal. It’s a versatile salad that allows you to add or substitute ingredients based on what’s available in your kitchen or garden. Enjoy this delightful dish and feel refreshed with every bite!