Viral TikTok Cucumber & Bell Pepper Salad

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The ultimate summer side! This viral TikTok Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad is crisp, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. 5 ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to make this sweet, spicy, and savory trend. 

a salad bowl filled with cucumbers, bell peppers, and seasonings.

What Makes This Recipe Great

This is the salad of summer! It has the perfect crunch and delicious flavor and takes just 10 minutes to throw together! Whether you’re heading to a family BBQ or hosting your own, this viral TikTok Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad is the perfect make-ahead, shareable dish!

TikTok is such a fun way to find new food trends, and we just never know why or when something will go viral. This cucumber & bell pepper salad took off, and it’s easy to see why. Fresh, simple ingredients, sweet and spicy dressing, and a savory seasoning to finish it off. 

If you didn’t know already, cucumbers and bell peppers pack a ton of nutrients, so this salad is absolutely delicious and a great way to get much-needed vitamins and minerals! You’ll be eating it all summer long (and so will I!). 

If you love cucumbers as I do, try these delicious recipes too: Tomato & Cucumber Salad, Shrimp Salad Cucumber Bites, Homemade Tzatziki Sauce, and this Mediterranean Greek Salad.

Ingredient Notes

recipe ingredients in small bowls and labeled
  • Persian cucumbers: This is the mini variety. They have thin skin and the perfect crunch! Plus, they’re small, so they’re perfectly bite-sized when sliced. 
  • Mini sweet bell peppers: I used red, orange, and yellow peppers. 
  • Chili oil: I used the brand Fly By Zing. 
  • Ginger Sesame Dressing: I used Bragg’s. If you can’t find the Braggs dressing, feel free to use any Asian sesame dressing. 
  • Everything But The Bagel Seasoning: You can find this at Trader Joe’s. Use more or less to taste. 

Step-by-Step Instructions

numbered step by step photos showing how to make this bell pepper salad
  1. Slice the cucumbers and bell peppers into thin circles. 
  2. Add all ingredients to a large bowl and combine. 
  3. Chill for 30 minutes before serving. Lasts up to 4 days in the refrigerator. 
a close up of sliced bell peppers and cucumbers with a gold fork

Mac’s Pro Tips

Expert Tips

  • Feel free to use any Asian sesame dressing you like. There are tons of options at most local grocery stores. I used Bragg’s.
  • Everything But the Bagel seasoning is carried by Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have a store near you, check your local supermarket, as many brands make similar alternatives. 
  • Adjust seasonings, chili oil, and dressing to taste. It’s easier to add more, so start off with less and add as you taste.
  • To make this a stand-alone meal, add cooked chopped chicken breast or rotisserie chicken and/or your favorite cooked pasta shape. Bow tie, macaroni, fusilli, or penne would work really well!

Serving Tips

  • Serve chilled alongside your favorite main dish. This viral TikTok cucumber bell pepper salad would go great paired with my Pulled Pork Sliders, these Sticky Asian Chicken Wings, or a juicy Burger!
  • Because this recipe is quick and easy to make ahead of time, it makes the perfect summer potluck dish. Bring it to any of your summer gatherings. 

Storage Tips

  • Store your TikTok cucumber bell pepper salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Give it a good stir and serve chilled! 
an overhead shot of a bell pepper salad with cucumbers, sweet peppers, dressing, and seasoning.

Recipe FAQs

Can I make this cucumber bell pepper salad a main dish?

Yes! To make it a more substantial meal, feel free to add cooked, chopped chicken breast and/or your favorite shaped pasta. Bow tie, macaroni, fusilli, or penne would work really well! 

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Viral TikTok Cucumber & Bell Pepper Salad

The ultimate summer side! This viral TikTok Cucumber Bell Pepper Salad is crisp, refreshing, and absolutely delicious. 5 ingredients and 10 minutes are all you need to make this sweet, spicy, and savory trend.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 serving

Ingredients  

  • 3-4 mini cucumbers sliced
  • 6-7 mini bell peppers organge, red, yellow (sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons chili oil I use Fly By Zing
  • 1/4 cup Ginger Sesame Dressing* (I used Braggs)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons Everything But The Bagel Seasoning (add more to taste)

Instructions 

  • Slice the cucumbers and bell peppers into thin circles.
  • Add all ingredients to a large bowl and combine.
  • Chill for 30 minutes before serving. Lasts up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

Expert Tips

  • Feel free to use any Asian sesame dressing you like. There are tons of options at most local grocery stores. I used Bragg’s.
  • Everything But the Bagel seasoning is carried by Trader Joe’s. If you don’t have a store near you, check your local supermarket, as many brands make similar alternatives. 
  • Adjust seasonings, chili oil, and dressing to taste. It’s easier to add more, so start off with less and add as you taste.
  • To make this a stand-alone meal, add cooked chopped chicken breast or rotisserie chicken and/or your favorite cooked pasta shape. Bow tie, macaroni, fusilli, or penne would work really well!

Serving Tips

  • Serve chilled alongside your favorite main dish. This viral TikTok cucumber bell pepper salad would go great paired with my Pulled Pork Sliders, these Sticky Asian Chicken Wings, or a juicy Burger!
  • Because this recipe is quick and easy to make ahead of time, it makes the perfect summer potluck dish. Bring it to any of your summer gatherings. 

Storage Tips

  • Store your TikTok cucumber bell pepper salad in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. Give it a good stir and serve chilled! 

Equipment

Cuisinart White Knife

Nutrition

Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 319mg | Potassium: 29mg | Fiber: 0.2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 53IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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