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Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

Fresh Cucumber Salad Recipe

Crisp, garden-fresh cukes are always in season when we hold our family reunion, and they really shine in this simple cucumber salad. The recipe can easily be expanded to make large quantities, too. —Betsy Carlson, Rockford, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. + chilling YIELD:10-12 servings


  • 3 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley


  • 1. Place cucumbers in a 1-1/2- to 2-qt. glass container. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake remaining ingredients until combined. Pour over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 10-12 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 76 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 19g carbohydrate (18g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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marnyj User ID: 6169731 271974
Reviewed Aug. 19, 2017

"We used small fresh cucumbers - unpeeled and followed the recipe ... They were wonderful -crisp and tangy... had to buy more small cucumbers to make another batch -

might cut back on the sugar but why ???"

Lady Fingers User ID: 2682286 269439
Reviewed Jul. 13, 2017

"Great salad for a hot summer day. Serve it next to tuna salad for a low-carb lunch."

ruthrod User ID: 7651457 269084
Reviewed Jul. 7, 2017

"Do not add water to this as the Cucumbers give off their own juice. Also plz peel them if not they are tough to eat. Also use apple cider vinagar, sugar, a bit of oil, salt, pepper and sliced onion. But just enough to coat. Finish with fresh Dill on top. Refridgerate then serve. Trust you will have enough juice with out the water. Good greif."

Mary User ID: 7973113 269055
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2017

"Suppose if you want candied cucumbers, this is yummy. Just realize each and every serving has over a tablespoon of sugar - you could eat half a Snickers and at least get some protein!!!!!!"

Angiethesinger User ID: 6893459 269035
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2017

"This is a favorite. I usually slice cucumbers & soak in salted ice water overnight in the fridge before putting the recipe together. It keeps the cukes crisp."

[email protected] User ID: 8039790 269022
Reviewed Jul. 5, 2017

"Try switching out the white vinegar with White Wine Vinegar. Makes a world of difference, still delicious either way. :)"

mamarey User ID: 1121217 253804
Reviewed Sep. 7, 2016

"These were ok but even though I tried to like them I really didn't think they had much taste. Lots of cucumber salads out there that are much better."

CarolynRM User ID: 4337817 253129
Reviewed Aug. 24, 2016

"Excellent and easy!"

bonito15 User ID: 6959830 252823
Reviewed Aug. 17, 2016

"what an awesome way to use up a bunch of cukes - they were so good - we put them on our hamburgers - awesome"

halfback User ID: 6204855 252727
Reviewed Aug. 15, 2016

"EXCELLANT! Can't get any better!"

liveiam User ID: 7423100 252303
Reviewed Aug. 6, 2016

"It is great. I made a huge batch, 1 gal, and it's lasted me almost a month. Still have a few rounds."

Psalm127-3 User ID: 7749892 252078
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2016

"I've done these not from your recipe but one from a tv show. VERY similar to yours but she adds a very small amount of flavorless oil and celery seed. I didn't add the celery seed. it is so good and fresh. great idea for a party too, thanks for sharing."

Janadele User ID: 7087902 252038
Reviewed Jul. 31, 2016

"Always a winner in the summertime."

Queenlalisa User ID: 15400 249189
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2016

"This was a great side addition to the barbecue we had at our cookout. I didn't have any left!"

schuck2 User ID: 7860348 245899
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2016

"This is fabulous! easy to make. Keeps well for several days. Makes a great side for sloppy joes or other meat sandwiches."

dzm388 User ID: 724894 46870
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2011

"I actually found this recipe on I used some suggestions to replace 1/4 of the sugar with cider vinegar, dissolved the sugar in the vinegars in a saucepan over low heat, soaked the cucumbers in ice water for 30 minutes then drained, and used 2 tsp dried dill and 1 tsp dill seed instead of fresh dill. After 24 hours - disappointing. After 3 days - pretty good! After 6 days - my husband called his mother to tell her how good they were. After 7 days - the entire 1/2 gallon is gone."

jeanne jolin User ID: 2483045 48596
Reviewed Sep. 15, 2010

"Excellent salad. It keeps good too. Perfect made with fresh garden cucumbers. For variety I add spanish onions. rating 100%"

lisa53202 User ID: 1079567 15689
Reviewed Mar. 23, 2009

"Nutrition Facts say 0 mg. sodium (salt)."

Paulette Martin User ID: 3226853 49677
Reviewed Jul. 9, 2008

"How much salt???"

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