Simple summer salads are all over the internet right now. And this viral cucumber and pepper salad from TikTok is making the rounds through seemingly everyone’s kitchen! Curious to try it for yourself? Keep reading to see exactly how it’s done.

The Viral Cucumber and Pepper Salad Recipe

This viral summer salad was created by TikTok creator Rachael Kirkconnell. It consists of 5 simple ingredients, takes minutes to make and results in a crunchy, refreshing and colorful flavor bomb of a dish. You can have it as a midday snack or as a side.

Like a lot of viral TikTok meals, Rachael presents this salad as more of an ingredient-pairing suggestion than a set-in-stone recipe. Below is the ratio I recommend, but feel free to tweak the proportions according to your own taste.

This salad serves four as a side dish or two as a meal.


5 multicolor mini bell peppers
3 Persian cucumbers
2 tablespoons store-bought ginger dressing
1 tablespoon everything bagel seasoning
1 tablespoon chili crisp


Step 1: Chop the vegetables

Trim the tops off the peppers and discard. Using a paring knife, carefully cut the ribs out of the peppers and discard. Then slice both the peppers and cucumbers into thin rounds, and place in a large bowl.

Step 2: Dress the salad

Add the ginger dressing, bagel seasoning and chili crisp to the veggies. Toss to coat. Taste and adjust the seasonings, if you’d like.

Here’s What I Thought

First off, the color combo is beautiful! The aesthetics combined with the satisfying crunch of the veggies makes the salad borderline addictive. If you want to serve it as a side dish, it would go perfectly alongside any grilled foods (like burgers), as well as barbecue favorites like ribs or pulled pork sandwiches.

Ready to try another TikTok-famous salad? Make this Chinese-inspired cucumber salad!

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