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    Simple Cucumbers and Onions

    Simple Cucumbers and Onions. Photo by Lavender Lynn

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    2 hrs 15 mins

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    CindyMarie's Note:

    My mom always had a bowl of this in the fridge during the summer, and now I do too! My mom sliced her cucumbers and onions in cold salt water for a few hours first, but I usually do not. I do not notice difference when they are not soaked. Instead of peeling the cucumbers completely, I leave a few stripes of green to add color to the salad. Note: Cooking time includes time to chill salad before serving.

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    • 2 -3 medium cucumbers, sliced very thin
    • 1 medium onion, cut in half and thinly sliced
    • 1/3 cup vegetable oil
    • 1/3 cup vinegar
    • 1/2 cup sugar


    1. 1
      Combine oil, vinegar, and sugar in a medium to large bowl (big enough to hold all completed salad). Stir until sugar is dissolved (Note: You can heat the dressing to help keep it from separating. It is not necessary, but I do if I have time. If you heat the dressing, be sure to cool it before adding to cucumbers).
    2. 2
      Add cucumbers and onions to dressing. Toss to coat veggies.
    3. 3
      Cover and chill at least 2 hours before serving. The longer it chills, the better it gets!

    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 14, 2012

      My go-to recipe for cukes and onions. Started making these in 2009 and we LOVE it! I agree on making it ahead of time so the flavors can work their magic. Thanks for the simple recipe!

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    • on October 27, 2011


      I made for Fall Pick a Chef 2011 and I am soooo glad I found this recipe. I heated the dressing as sugggested and this is so good to have in the fridge when you want a little snack. Only DH snacked alot! Thank you for submitting the recipe.

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    • on January 31, 2010


      So refreshing! These are a perfect balance of flavors. They are not overly vinegary, nor too sweet - they are just perfect and I appreciate having them in my fridge and being able to snack on them without feeling too guilty!I was afraid that my yellow onion would be too strong but I shouldn't have. Thanks to Lavendar Lynn for pointing this recipe out to me in the Best of 2009 game and thanks to you CindyMarie and your mom!

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    Nutritional Facts for Simple Cucumbers and Onions

    Serving Size: 1 (120 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 6

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 196.2
    Calories from Fat 110
    Total Fat 12.2 g
    Saturated Fat 1.6 g
    Cholesterol 0.0 mg
    Sodium 3.1 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 22.0 g
    Dietary Fiber 0.8 g
    Sugars 19.0 g
    Protein 0.8 g

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