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Onion Cucumber Salad with Vinegar Dressing Recipe
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Onion Cucumber Salad with Vinegar Dressing Recipe

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This crisp refreshing salad is flavored with green pepper and a sprinkling of celery seed, then drizzled with a slightly sweet vinegar dressing. "I use this recipe over and over," says Mildred Mann of Jeffersonville, Kentucky. "It's especially nice for picnics or other warm-weather get-togethers."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES:14 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling
MAKES: 14 servings


  • 7 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, cut into thin rings
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar


  1. In a large serving bowl, combine the cucumbers, onion and green pepper. Sprinkle with salt and celery seed. Combine the sugar and vinegar; pour over cucumber mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 14 servings.
Originally published as Onion Cucumber Salad in Taste of Home April/May 2004, p13

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Reviewed Aug. 31, 2014

"This is simple to make. The only downside is how long it has to chill before serving; however, it does allow the ingredients to absorb and makes to taste better. I only used about half the amount of sugar stated."

Reviewed Jul. 21, 2014

"I cut this in half for home. I only used 3/4 cup of sugar and it was great. And, if you are making this just for the two or three of you...I put the leftovers in the frig and they were even better after a couple of days. Make sure you stir it up really well before serving again."

Reviewed Jul. 28, 2011

"Quick & easy. I also add sliced tomatoes for variation"

Reviewed Mar. 21, 2008

"We love this salad! I use red peppers for a splash of color, and it adds a bit of sweetness!"

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