Fresh Cucumber Salad
My husband just picked our first cucumber from the garden. This Fresh Cucumber Salad has a delicious sweet and sour taste that I just love. I have made this salad for years. You can make this recipe in a matter of minutes, let it sit overnight and you will have an amazing salad to serve guests, as a meal or as a snack. I could eat cucumbers every day!
I sliced the cucumbers with the gadget listed in the link below.
Put the sliced cucumbers in a small bowl.
In a small cup combine all of the rest of the ingredients.
Stir until the sugar is completely dissolved.
Pour over the cucumbers and toss.
Cover and refrigerate overnight, stirring occasionally.
Fresh Cucumber Salad
- 1 medium cucumber, sliced
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 4 Tbsp water
- 4 Tbsp white vinegar
- 1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- 1/8 tsp celery seed
- Place the cucumber slices in a small bowl.
- In another small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients and stir until the sugar is dissolved.
- Pour the liquid mixture over the cucumbers and toss.
- Cover and refrigerate over night stirring occasionally.
Categories: Salad/Dressings, Vegetables/Slaws/Salads
My Hubby adores cucumber salads. I’m going to make this for him – looks so refreshing!
It is very refreshing. It is even still crunchy the next day! I hope he enjoys it!
Interesting salad ! Great idea to leave it overnight.
Thanks! Leaving it allows the flavors to penetrate the cucumber….so good! We are going to have a ton of cucumbers in our garden this year!
I love cucumber salad. I have been making this for over 30 years (learned as a teen). I add dill instead of and a bit of salt for seasoning and of course the sugar and white vinegar. I have recently started adding thinly sliced red onion for additional flavor. I eat this all summer long. It’s so refreshing!
I know what you mean….so good! We are going to have a fabulous cucumber garden this year (first in many) so I will be eating a lot of these….lol
Cukes are great. They do help keep you cooler too. I will juice them as well. Very refreshing.
I must try that! I have never had them juiced! Thanks for a great idea!
add a bit of mint and a little seltzer water and it’s divine!
Is that it? Just juice it and the seltzer water and mint? So simple and refreshing!
Yup. That’s one option. I will also juice it with carrots and apples. Just depends on my mood.
Awesome thanks again!
My mom would make this and set it on the table while she made dinner. We’d nibble at it and there was not always much left for dinner.
It does disappear fast! What a great memory!
I had this one time when we went to a Thai restaurant, delicious!
Wow never knew it was Thai! You’re right, very delicious!
Green and refreshing ! Thank you, dear Diane – amitiés 🙂
This will come in handy
Great! Have a wonderful day!
My mom made something to this affect, but also added raw sliced sweet onion (no Vidallia back then) and/or tomato. Now that I think about it, I believe she used dill instead of celery seed.
Yes there are a few variations. I love it with cherry tomatoes and onions as well. Have a great weekend GP!
Thanks, you do as well.
My mom did her cukes the same way! This brought back memories.
I love how food gives us such wonderful memories! I have many myself. Have a great weekend.
Yes they do give us wonderful memories. I have read before that the smell of food baking or cooking can invoke memories from childhood of a favorite food that you enjoyed but have not thought about in years. During cucumber season when you buy cukes for a song, it seemed we had them every night, just as you prepared them. Very occasionally my mom would prepare them in sour cream, but mostly like your recipe – less fattening.
You enjoy your weekend as well Diane.
My husbands favorite is creamed cucumbers. He cuts the cucumbers and adds Miracle Whip mixed a little milk. For me, a little salt and a fork..hahahaha
Fresh, simple and yummy – perfect!
Thank you Chef!
Great cant wait for try.Here my toms and cucumbers at least another two weeks off harvest the first ones.Big greenhouses but Spring was late this year. Now over 100f daily up to 116 one day last week..Soon as we can shall try your salad idea.
Wow I could never stand that kind of heat. It is in the 90’s here and my air conditioner is set at 69 degrees F in my house. When you make the liquid part, adjust the sugar to your own taste. If you don’t like sweet I would cut it back to 1/4 cup.
It takes time but mad dogs and English men fear not the noon day sun. Old song but perfectly simply me. I hate winters to me, death to the gardens and time to research truth for blogs. Being aristocrates what is fear anyway just embrace it and shock it that way. Death only comes once so live the dream. After that live it again and again.
I love the way you look at life!
Do you deliver?
Hahaha I ate the entire bowl for breakfast! It’s like eating chips, you can’t eat just one!
Looks so refreshing and tasty. I love eating cucumbers with some salt,black pepper and lime juice sprinkled over it .Never had this way.
If you like a sweet & sour salad dressing you will love this. Sugar can be adjusted to your liking (More or less sugar). Thank you!
Nice recipe. It’s probably very sweet.
Yes it is a sweet and sour taste but you can use less sugar. Thanks Dan!
You’re very welcome!
This is amazing and no doubt refreshing!
One of my favorites! Thank you!
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