Cucumber, Olive and Pesto Salad

Cucumber, Olive and Pesto Salad, a fresh and vibrant marinated salad! Fresh cucumber slices marinated in a basil pesto and crushed black olive vinaigrette, LET’S EAT!

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This salad is not only super delicious and healthy, it is also a marinated salad you can keep in the fridge. Perfect for a quick vegan side salad or veggie bowl! 

Cucumber, Black Olive and Basil Pesto Salad

How To Make a Marinated Cucumber, Olive and Pesto Fridge Salad

This cucumber salad is as easy as punch! No jokes! You only need a few fresh ingredients to make this salad sing and pay for it’s dinner…

Ingredients for Cucumber, Olive and Pesto Salad:

Cucumber

Black Olives

Basil Pesto

Red Wine Vinegar 

Olive oil and seasoning. 

Spring Onion

Cucumber, Black Olive and Basil Pesto Salad

 

First off, slice the cucumber in slices, or you can create ribbons of cucumber with your veggie peeler. Next, make the salad marinade by combining crushed black olives, pesto, vinegar and olive oil. 

Place the cucumbers in the marinade and make sure they are covered well. Finally, season with salt and black pepper and sprinkle a generous amount of chopped spring onion. 

Cucumber, Black Olive and Basil Pesto Salad

 

How Long Can This Salad Last In The Fridge

Usually, when stored in an airtight container, this cucumber and olive salad will keep for up to 7 days in the fridge.  That is great news since we all know how hectic life can get.  Therefore this is a great make-ahead salad you can whip together in no time and keep stacked ready to dish in the fridge. 

Cucumber, Olive and Pesto Salad

More Make Ahead Salad Recipes Perfect To Keep In The Fridge:

Easy Carrot Salad

Spicy Marinated Beans

Cucumber, Corn and Sprout Salad with a Thai Dressing

Celery, Tomato and Spinach Chopped Salad with Basil Vinaigrette

Kohlrabi, Carrot and Lettuce Slaw

Tabbouleh Quinoa Salad

 

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Cucumber, Olive and Pesto Salad
A make-ahead marinated fridge salad that consist of cucumber marinated in a black olive and basil pesto vinaigrette.
Cucumber, Olive and Pesto Salad
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Prep Time 15 min
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  1. Wash and slice the cucumber into thin slices. Set aside.
  2. Make the marinade by placing the olives, pesto, vinegar, oil, salt and black pepper in a pestle and mortar. Grind and crush the olives into the oil.
  3. Cover the cucumbers with the marinade and mix well. Add the spring onion, more seasoning if needed and place in fridge in an airtight container.
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