Grandpa Joe's Cucumber Salad

Total Time
4hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 4 hrs

My Hungarian Grandfather made this all the time with his homegrown cukes. I'm carrying on the tradition. This is a great summer very tasty treat by itself or as a sandwich.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 4 -6 medium cucumbers
  • 1 onion (sliced Thin)
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 12 cup Italian dressing
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Peel and slice cucumbers very thin (like potato chips).
  2. Place sliced cucumbers in a bowl of salted water and soak for an hour.
  3. Drain and squeeze cucumbers dry; place in a colander and let drip dry for an hour.
  4. After an hour, and the Cucumbers are somewhat dry, mix in the previous made dressing.
  5. Add the sliced Onion and the Paprika.
  6. Add Your favorite Italian Dressing (or make from scrach).
  7. Salt and Pepper to taste.
  8. Let sit in Refrigerator a couple of hours (or over night)then serve.
  9. YUM.
Most Helpful

This is a light refreshing salad for the summer. I even enjoyed it & I am not fond of cucumbers. I cut the recipe in half & it still made a lot. Made for Spring PAC 2009.

Nasseh April 19, 2009