Favorite Cucumber Salad
Total TimePrep: 15 min. + chilling
- 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
- 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.
Nutrition Facts3/4 cup: 183 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 713mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.
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Jun 15, 2017
A great way to use those garden cucumbers. Very tasty. I refrigerated mine a couple of days before eating for better flavor. I keep them in a quart jar in the refrigerator, the longer they sit the better they get!
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.
Jun 22, 2016
Easy and delish
Sep 6, 2015
This is just like the recipe my mom used. If my husband loves them, it deserves 5 stars. ;-)
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!
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!
May 19, 2015
Perfect salad for a potluck. I have made many times,didn't change a thing.
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.
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.
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.