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Monday, July 13, 2009

Cucumber Salad

We haven't been purchasing cucumbers at the store because they've been so expensive! Now that we're picking them from the garden, my family can't wait to have cucumber salad. This is a recipe that my mother-in-law learned from her mother, but I've seen it elsewhere, as well. It's quick and easy to make, healthy and refreshing to eat. What more could you want in the summer?

Cucumber Salad

2 or 3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
about 1 medium onion, sliced thin
2/3 cup water
1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon sugar
salt and pepper to taste

Layer the cucumber and onion slices in a non-metal bowl. In a separate bowl, combine remaining ingredients; stir until sugar dissolves. Pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight. Stir occasionally so all vegetables have a chance to absorb the liquid.

Note: I serve this with a slotted spoon, so most of the liquid stays in the bowl. I've found that I can reuse the liquid (once) with fresh cucumbers and onions.

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Edited 8/3/10 to link up to Tasty Tuesdays:


  1. First, apple cider vinegar is like the best. Second, this sounds delicious and I will be making it.

  2. I LOVE fresh garden cucumbers!!! sounds delish!

  3. Sounds like a great summer treat, thanks.


  4. I've never tasted apple cider vinegar! Sounds yummy -- have to give it a try. Thanks for sharing.

  5. I love cucumber salad! Thanks

  6. My mom always made this when I was growing up. We had a big garden every year with tons of cukes. This is the best summer salad. Yum :D

  7. I'm always on the look out for new cucumber recipes! Your recipe sounds both yummy and easy....:)

  8. This sounds a lot like the recipe I use from my grandfather. Yummy & refreshing!

  9. Great recipe for summer! I am glad you joined us for TMTT this week.

  10. My mom always made this growing up and I couldn't
    remember what all was in it, but I'm betting this is it and she would add new cucumbers, too, into the juice and make more. thanks so much for sharing.

    carolyn s

  11. I love cucumbers, they accompany so nicely. Nice recipe


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