Prep 15 mins
Cook 0 mins
I love marinated cucumber slices, and while my MIL-to-be was visiting recently, I discovered this recipe in a church cookbook that she brought with her, called "Helping Hands", from the Faith Congregational United Church of Christ in Glen Ellyn, IL. There's a lot of flavor in this salad; sliced onion can be added, but I think it would be a bit much with the other seasonings.
- 4 cucumbers, sliced
- 1 1⁄2 cups water
- 1 1⁄2 cups cider vinegar
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 3⁄4 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic
- 3⁄4 teaspoon celery seed
- 1⁄2 teaspoon onion salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon celery salt
- sliced onion, if you wish
- Combine water, vinegar, sugar and other seasonings (I like to heat it up a bit to dissolve the sugar more quickly).
- Pour over cucumbers and marinate for at least a couple of hours before serving.
Very nice salad! I served it with our xmas dinner. I did use only 1/2C of sugar with 1C vinegar & twice as much water, which was plenty sweet enough for us. I also added the onions and a few tomatoes along with fresh ground pepper. I've been making vinegared cucumbers for years - the sugar & seasonings from your recipe were a terrific change. Thank you!
While looking for a cucumber salad to take camping with us this weekend, I found this one in my cookbook and had to finally comment as I made this all summer long, last year! It is wonderful tasting and I could easily make a meal out of it. I always use splenda and put in onions as I love them. Have also put halved cherry tomatoes in, when there were alot of them to use up. This recipe tastes great!
These cukes are fabulous...have just finished making my second batch! It is such an easy recipe. I used English cucumbers.....app.1 to 2 regulars. Don't you just love those old church or community cookbooks? Everybody submits their best recipes. This is one of them!