By Darlene Summers on February 21, 2003
Photo by Caroline Cooks
Photo by Caroline Cooks
"This is a very old-fashioned recipe. My mother made this when I was a kid. It is a very refreshing dish and goes with lots of things."
Serving Size: 1 (138 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Hi Darlene; This is a great recipe. I love cucumbers and onions, even in a sandwich. I used a good quality (6 year old) Balsamic Vinegar instead of white vinegar, and WOW, just super-great. So easy to prepare. Thank you, "Uncle Bill""
"This is a great way to prepare cucumbers! I followed your instructions exactly and wouldn't change a thing (except the next time, I will DOUBLE the batch). I used this dish in place of a regular garden salad. Thank you so much for sharing a quick and easy and very flavorful dish!!!"
"I did not change anything. Great review from Mark the next day. The first day he did not say much. But the next day he loved it. Thank You for a great recipe. "
"Delicious! I used two medium cucumbers, and cut the sugar to 1 1/2 tbsp for our taste. It was just right. DH agreed. We'll keep this in the fridge all summer!"
"Wonderful! I also used balsamic vinegar instead of white. We have leftovers tonight so the only thing I'll change is adding salt and pepper. Very easy and good!"
"Quick and easy."
"My grandmother always had these at her house, and the dish was always empty at the end of the meal with us there! I used the cider vinegar, and splenda. We love them!"
"I could snack on these all day long during the summer. Delicious! Goes great with a big cold-cut sandwich at lunch."
"Very crisp and refreshing. Enjoyed by all. A great side dish with a barbecue."
"These were very close to the ones my late mother in law used to make...I added alittle more splenda to them, but we really enjoyed them."
"Oh this is my favorite way to have fresh cucumbers, I have never added water to mine though I love the strong zip of the vinegar. Neither of my kids like them this way which is fine...more for me. Glad someone posted this easy dish for everyone else to try."
"This is so much like my mom's cucumber salad. She would sometimes cut up ripe tomato wedges and float those in there too. I kept searching for a recipe that is just like hers and so far this is the closest. I wasn't into cooking and never got the exact recipe from her before she passed. So thank you very much!"
"Just like Mom used to make! Crisp and refreshing! "
"My great grandmother makes this for us regularly - however we use red onion and add sliced tomato. I find it delicious."
"I can't give an unfair report to this. My DH and DS's did not like this at all, (me) I loved it, it tasted just how I would have envisioned it, but to them it was too vinegary. If you want a cucumber dish the actually stays extremely CRISP after marinating for hours in a water/vinegar bath that is subtly sweetened this is your dish. Unfortunately *sob* not my families."
"My grandmother also made this all of the time. My daughter LOVES this made without the onion. It looses a little something that way but is still pretty tasty!"
"As previous reviewer,I grew up eating this every summer...onions and cucumbers from our garden. With a liberal sprinkle of Black Pepper. Everytime I eat this,now...*from my garden* I'm transported back to my Grandma's kitchen at noon on a summer Sunday after church. Barefoot and carefree. It would be interesting to read Zaarites "best childhood food memories". Thanks for posting, Darlene."
"This is exactly the way my Grandmother made this and it was always on the table in the summer. We love it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe! :)"
"I also grew up with this recipe.I use cider or white wine vinegar and sometimes a sprig of fresh dill.I like to leave thin strips of peel on(unless waxed)."