The Easiest Tangy Cucumber Salad Recipe. This easy quick pickled cucumber salad is the simple summer side your dinner is missing. Pairs perfectly when served with grilled meats like chicken, fish, pork, fish, and beef. You'll need cucumbers for this recipe, sugar, vinegar, green onions, olive oil, black pepper, and salt. Side dishes like this are healthy, vegetarian, light, and fast. Here's how to make it!