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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, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 713mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (42g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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gunslinger User ID: 544392 268007
Reviewed 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!"

kirkloriwilli User ID: 7932424 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 User ID: 5560294 249694
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2016

"easy and delish"

[email protected] User ID: 1686736 232389
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2015

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

MerilouK User ID: 6608172 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 User ID: 8160382 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 User ID: 1484981 226569
Reviewed May. 19, 2015

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

sewcrazi User ID: 6371475 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 User ID: 5733182 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 User ID: 2074774 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 User ID: 1604521 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."

justmbeth User ID: 1196484 93823
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."

swinny User ID: 1858482 161999
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...."

jonidief User ID: 661695 100311
Reviewed Aug. 11, 2010

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

dboyd User ID: 3375751 93822
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"

Lilpup User ID: 2565636 162543
Reviewed Aug. 28, 2009 Edited Jul. 1, 2015

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

bu18t6s8 User ID: 1873633 208452
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.

xiomy2713 User ID: 1965378 161998
Reviewed Aug. 27, 2009

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

lucyjack User ID: 202739 147307
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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