Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipe

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Add a fresh-tasting touch to your menu with this favorite salad. The crunchy cucumbers are tossed with onion, green pepper and a sweet-tart dressing seasoned with celery seed.—Mary Lou Boyce,Wilmington, Delaware
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:10 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 10 servings


  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 7 cups thinly sliced peeled cucumbers (about 6 medium)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 183 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 713mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a large bowl, whisk sugar, vinegar, salt and celery seed. Add cucumbers, onion and pepper; toss to combine. Refrigerate, covered, at least 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Cucumber Salad in Taste of Home February/March 2008, p37

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 268007
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2017

"A great way to use those garden cucumbers. Very tasty. I refrigerated mine a couple of days before eating for better flavor. I keep them in a quart jar in the refrigerator, the longer they sit the better they get!"

kirkloriwilli User ID: 7932424 252308
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"This is almost the exact recipe Mom used to make, I love this salad, she called it "Summer salad" I have it in my fridge in a quart bottle most of the time. I use it as a compliment in chopped salads. In order to make it prettier, she would run the prongs of a fork down tbe sides after peeling , before slicing. Kinda makes it special, and the cuke aborbs more flavor??thanks for sharing."

sd20 User ID: 5560294 249694
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"easy and delish"

[email protected] User ID: 1686736 232389
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

"This is just like the recipe my mom used. If my husband loves them, it deserves 5 stars. ;-)"

MerilouK User ID: 6608172 228792
Reviewed Jul. 1, 2015

"I sub about 3/4 cup Splenda for the sugar, and find it's perfect. Have made this TOH recipe for years!"

Tac58 User ID: 8160382 227561
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2015

"This is a very good recipe, however for my taste, I would not use as much sugar next time.

But I am definitely saving this one!"

barb1940 User ID: 1484981 226569
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

"Perfect salad for a potluck. I have made many times,didn't change a thing."

sewcrazi User ID: 6371475 116386
Reviewed Nov. 1, 2014

"I did this along with other veggie recipes with baked salmon. This recipe is a keeper, it's delicious, would recommend it to anyone."

PaangoMN User ID: 5733182 116385
Reviewed Jul. 8, 2013

"I am diabetic and thus was not thrilled about so much sugar in this recipe, but I love cucumber salads, so made it with some tweaks. I used 1/2 cup Splenda instead of 2 cups sugar and this sweetened it just right for my taste. I also added freshly ground pepper to taste. And I used a Vadalia onion. The 2nd time I made it, I added about 1/4 cup virgin olive oil and we liked it with that addition."

blueviolet34 User ID: 2074774 66714
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2013

"Nice and cooling. I did change it a little. I didn't use the celery seed, as it gets in our teeth. I used white vinegar, about 1/3 cup, some water and some canola oil and cut down on the sugar, so it wasn't so sour, but still somewhat sweet. I did use a sweet onion chopped, which was good. I used a large hot house cucumber, which made lots and added to the salad without so many seeds, too. At another time, I may use light sour cream for the vinegar dressing. I do recommend this salad and your daily dose of good vegetables."

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