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, 0g fat (0g saturated fat), 0mg 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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kirkloriwilli 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 249694
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"Easy and delish"

MY REVIEW 232389
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

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

MerilouK 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 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 226569
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

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

sewcrazi 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 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 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."

ms11145 147311
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."

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