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Cucumbers with Dressing Recipe

Cucumbers with Dressing Recipe

It wouldn't be summer if Mom didn't make lots of these creamy cucumbers. Just a few simple ingredients—mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar and salt—dress up slices of this crisp garden vegetable. —Michelle Beran, Claflin, Kansas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:6 servings


  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups thinly sliced cucumbers


  • 1. In a large bowl, mix first four ingredients; toss with cucumbers. Refrigerate, covered, 2 hours. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 283 calories, 27g fat (4g saturated fat), 3mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 0 protein.

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ms11145 User ID: 1604521 269052
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

"My Mom has made this for years and I, of course, have made it for my family for the past 40 years. I also like adding thinly sliced onions. Sometimes I will also add diced fresh tomatoes. I sprinkle celery seed on top before serving. Daughter has for this just this week."

bicktasw User ID: 4201818 268906
Reviewed Jul. 3, 2017

"My grandmother always made her cucumber salad with sour cream. When I saw this recipe using mayonnaise instead I just had to try it. I'm so glad I did! The dressing is similar to what I use to make coleslaw and pairs very nicely with the cool and fresh cucumbers. The only thing I did different was to add chopped onions. I'll surely be making this salad again for future picnics! Five stars for sure!"

AvidcookGAtoCA User ID: 7617506 267722
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2017

"I make a similar version but use sour cream in place of mayonnaise - the way my mom taught me decades ago. Love this cool and refreshing way to enjoy cucumbers."

Grandmaj2u User ID: 189795 252814
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"The dressing lasts a little over a week if keep chilled. You can keep adding more sliced cucumbers over the next few days as they get eaten up....the taste just gets better as the cucumbers draw out their juice into the dressing. THIS SHOULD BE MADE AT LEAST 1 TO 2 HOURS AHEAD FOR BEST RESULTS

I add a small to medium red onion, sliced, then cut slices in half and separate. I also add about 2 stalks of celery chopped & about 1 scant teaspoon of celery SEED. It improves both the flavor and the look of the salad.
Dill is also good in this. However I do not use that most of the time.
If I make this for a crowd, there is always a few people who want the recipe. So I keep a few copies of the recipe printed up."

[email protected] User ID: 8912902 252652
Reviewed Aug. 14, 2016

"This recipe brings back great memories. I make the sauce similarly but add slices tomatoes and onions. I'd make a little more sauce to compensate however letting it sit overnight makes for the most delicious vegetable salad. Ideally I use fresh garden tomatoes from home or the farmers market but the sauce does wonders either way. The tomatoes and onions add so much flavor to the sauce you just can't get enough of it."

Myzippy User ID: 7979199 245264
Reviewed Mar. 11, 2016

"Very good salad, I added shredded carrots to it. Made extra good"

ninarae99 User ID: 5524360 231422
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2015

"Kids and I inhaled this! Awesome."

DebbieT User ID: 221944 231027
Reviewed Aug. 10, 2015

"Love it!"

LBurkey User ID: 3719865 229334
Reviewed Jul. 10, 2015

"This was a good, light dish and quick to prepare. I think I would use a little less sugar next time, but we really enjoyed it."

lorivan User ID: 7819445 42050
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2014

"quick and easy to prepare - nice fresh taste! Only disappointment is how runny the sauce gets (likely due to the high water content of the cukes). Still, will definitely prepare again!!"

Joscy User ID: 2694585 49034
Reviewed Dec. 1, 2013

"Yet another WINNER from TasteofHome. I also add a bit of dill weed. with mayo. mixture. This dish makes a mighty fine salad! K."

gpdp9207 User ID: 4066541 46228
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2013

"I made this last night with the cucumbers from my garden. My husband loved it. thanks, Danette"

kharvey723 User ID: 3900253 21743
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2013


delowenstein User ID: 3766053 19101
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2013 Edited Aug. 1, 2014

"I am not a mayonnaise person, so in place of the mayonnaise, I'll use either nonfat plain yogurt or light sour cream or Ranch dressing. I used 2 Tbsp. sugar, 2 Tbsp. CIDER vinegar, 1/4 tsp. pepper, 1 tsp. salt, 1 thinly sliced yellow or white onion and 4 cups thinly sliced unpeeled cucumbers. This adaptation made a very

tasty cucumber salad! Thank you for this recipe! DELowenstein"

recipehound54 User ID: 4246730 48747
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2013

"Recipes don't get much easier than this! I used light mayonnaise and rice vinegar and it didn't seem to affect the taste. I also added pepper as some other reviewers did. I think that next time I may substitute Splenda to see how that affects the taste. I took this to a party without having tried it first and guests pretty much cleaned it up. It was tasty and refreshing and fairly healthy when the recipe is modified. This one's a keeper!!"

larissa1216 User ID: 6951280 75243
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2012

"I, personally, didn't get to eat this because I don't generally like cucumbers and I wasn't eating sugar at the time, but I will take another stab at it. I served it at a dinner party and I think only two people tried it so maybe it doesn't taste so good or maybe it tastes good but looks unappealing- not sure."

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 18232
Reviewed Nov. 25, 2011

"My husband said this is very good and I agree. I did add more salt and a little pepper."

LibbyNesbitt User ID: 2104544 19581
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2011

"I used white wine vinegar. My husband said it was the best cucumber dressing that he ever tasted!!!!"

bosmom50 User ID: 1435961 19580
Reviewed Sep. 11, 2010

"quick, easy and delicious"

bambiesue User ID: 1664724 202208
Reviewed Aug. 21, 2010

"This is excelent!!!"

weebill User ID: 465044 15295
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2010

"I halved this recipe tonight as I only had one cucumber, What I wouldn't do for another cucumber to add to the mixture, it is so good. I will DEFINETLY be making this again as soon as I get some cucumbers. I did peel my cucumber though as dh doesn't like skins."

jenniferj696 User ID: 3204263 22263
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2010

"Great recipe. I add a touch more salt and some pepper and my family loves it."

momsfive User ID: 3272270 46418
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2009

"I've had this before when I was a kid but had forgotten the recipe. Thanks!"

wrosie85 User ID: 1863424 43428
Reviewed Nov. 14, 2008

"Excellent!! I used apple cider vinegar."

wrosie85 User ID: 1863424 18231
Reviewed Nov. 6, 2008

"excellent !!!"

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