Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipe
- 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
- 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.
3/4 cup equals 183 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 713 mg sodium, 45 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein.
Reviews for Favorite Cucumber Salad
"This is just like the recipe my mom used. If my husband loves them, it deserves 5 stars. ;-)"
"I sub about 3/4 cup Splenda for the sugar, and find it's perfect. Have made this TOH recipe for years!"
"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!"
"Perfect salad for a potluck. I have made many times,didn't change a thing."
"I did this along with other veggie recipes with baked salmon. This recipe is a keeper, it's delicious, would recommend it to anyone."
"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."
"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."
"I really tweaked this recipe as this was too much sugar/vinegar. It's basically a recipe that I have used for years, just different proportions. I have plenty of green peppers; I just wish my cucumbers would start producing! I'm in the mood for this salad."
"Made 1/2 recipe with cucumbers in the garden and it was fantastic. Made as-is but next time will try with Splenda."
"I have a garden w/cukes and am making this a 2nd time this summer. It is delicious!!!! I do cut back on the sugar by 1 cup and use a red pepper. It is delicious and very colorful:) Thanks...."
"I love his recipe!! Thank you!!!"
"I have had this recipe for a long time. Everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.Very easy and tasty. Donna"
"If you want a little southwestern zip, you can also add minced Jalepeno and cilantro."
"This recipe is really good, but cut the salt to 1 tsp w/o effect. Also if you have an extra carrot stick &/or celery chop that up too. For Christmas use red and green peppers.The recipe adapts easily to what ever # of cups of cukes that u have....double or 1/2 the recipe and it's ready in no time. I like the other ingredients just as they are and so does my family.Sandy"
"I would not put any sugar on this recipe because I'm diabetic"
"This is a GREAT salad, however, my family likes it better without the green peppers."