Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 0 mins

This is a very easy side salad for a picnic or covered dish event. My mom kept this going in our frig all summer. I think she got the cucumbers from an aunt and uncle that had a farm nearby.


  1. You will need a 2 quart jar with lid or other 2 quart container.
  2. Cut the ends off the cucumbers and peel along the long edge in 3-4 strips to leave a sort of stripped cucumber.
  3. Slice the cucumber in thin rounds.
  4. Peel and slice the onion in thin slices and separate.
  5. Put the cucumber and onion alternately in your jar/container.
  6. Add the rest of the ingredients and cover your jar/container tightly and gently turn so the ingredients are mixed together.
  7. Refrigerate overnight and serve cold.
Most Helpful

Ahhh, this is it! My mom used to make this when I was a kid. It was one of those recipes I never got from her. This is my first year growing cucumbers and I've got more than I can handle. I made this salad according to the recipe and this is it. Takes me back for sure. Thanks so much.

budderfish July 14, 2009

great recipe, my mom made this often when I was younger. It's perfect. Try it.

Brian G. September 20, 2015

There are salads and there are refrigerator pickles. This makes the latter. I was in the mood for a salad, and I'm not a fan of soggy cucumbers, so I tried it without water and soaking. This made a strong dressing, but that wouldn't have been unpleasant except for the TON AND A HALF OF PEPPER! I wonder if it's a misprint, if it's supposed to say a teaspoon, because I found it enough pepper to want to gag. I think the sugar-to-vinegar ratio is okay, but it was hard to tell anything in that black mess. This makes an intensely peppery refrigerated pickle, and I had been hoping for a nice cucumber salad.

haveyougotyourtowel September 08, 2015

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