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Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipe

Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipe

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 YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

Reviews for Favorite Cucumber Salad

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Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"Easy and delish"

Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

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

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!"

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!"

Reviewed May. 19, 2015

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

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."

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."

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."

Reviewed Jun. 30, 2013

"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."

Reviewed Jun. 21, 2012

"Made 1/2 recipe with cucumbers in the garden and it was fantastic. Made as-is but next time will try with Splenda."

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2011

"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...."

Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

"I love his recipe!! Thank you!!!"

Reviewed Aug. 29, 2009 Edited Jul. 1, 2015

"I have had this recipe for a long time. Everyone who tastes it wants the recipe.Very easy and tasty. Donna"

Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009 Edited Jul. 1, 2015

"If you want a little southwestern zip, you can also add minced Jalepeno and cilantro."

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009 Edited Jul. 1, 2015

"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.

Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

"I would not put any sugar on this recipe because I'm diabetic"

Reviewed May. 24, 2009 Edited Jul. 1, 2015

"This is a GREAT salad, however, my family likes it better without the green peppers."

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