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Cucumber Salad in a white bowl with a wooden spoon in it.
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Easy Cucumber Salad

This Easy Cucumber Salad recipe is a family favorite recipe that people have been enjoying for ages. Thinly sliced cucumbers and onion are tossed in a sweet and tangy vinaigrette for a classic side dish.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time3 hrs
Total Time3 hrs 10 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: German
Keyword: Cucumber Salad
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 70kcal


  • 2 English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill minced


  • Season cucumbers with salt in a large bowl and let sweat 1 hour. Drain liquids and toss cucumbers with onion slices.
  • In a small saucepan over high heat, pour in white vinegar and water and stir in sugar until dissolved and liquid turns clear, 3 to 5 minutes.
  • Pour over cucumbers and onions. Stir in dill. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 1 hour. Serve cold or at room temperature.



Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Sodium: 294mg | Potassium: 130mg | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 85IU | Vitamin C: 3.1mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.2mg