Cucumber and Onion Salad

"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."
 
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Ready In:
10mins
Ingredients:
7
Yields:
2 Quarts
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ingredients

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directions

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

Questions & Replies

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  1. takodamickey
    Is one serving really 69.3 G of carbs? Not good for a diabetic. Definitely need to switch out the sugar for organic stevia.
     
  2. dmjbmg50
    Have you or Can you make with Sugar substitute?
     
  3. Melanie S.
    What is a good substitute for the 1/2 cup sugar in this recipe. My mom can't have sugar and is allergic to most(Well all) artificial sweetners
     
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Reviews

  1. budderfish
    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.
     
  2. Michele S.
    Thank you for posting this recipe! My dad used to make this in the summer every year! He's gone now but this salad reminds me of those summers when he'd harvest from his garden. I sure do miss him. ��
     
  3. VegasDude
    Most of my 100% Finnish family moved to Oregon in the 50's before I was born Only one aunt/uncle/2 Cousins, and Grandma remained in Finlayson, Minnesota... I remember this from my childhood visits on summer trips back to the Midwest THANK YOU !!!!!
     
  4. Brandon O.
    One suggestion I have is to salt the cucumber slices and wrap them in paper towel for about an hour before adding them to the salad. This will pull liquid out of the Cucumber slices, and when you add it to the salad, the Cucumber will draw in the sweet brine. It makes them taste very yummy.
     
  5. Linda A.
    I don't recall ever sitting down to dinner with my grand mother or great grand mother without having this cucumber salad. I think they might have "pickled" or canned it some other way too. They said it was good for the intestines and very tasty too.
     
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Tweaks

  1. Carrie T.
    Thank you for your recipe as it is so similar to my grandmother's which was lost when my father's home was broken into while hospitalized during his stroke :(. Thanks to you, it was nearly perfection to hers. Only revision I made was added small sweet slices of red, yellow, and orange peppers too the veggies. I warmed my sugar and vinegar as she always did and added red pepper flakes and mustard seed. Like someone else posted, I sliced my cucumbers and laid them to dry and lightly salted them as I remembered her doing so as a girl, be cause she would slap my sneaky hand with a spatula sneaking the devious bites from her counter. Thank you again for posting this recipe as you gave me back part of a family pass down recipe that I thought I wouldn't be able share a give to my daughter. AMAZE-BITES!!!!!!
     
  2. Caddy Lady
    Add some thin slices of carrot.
     
  3. glowarr
    I love pickled vegetables. I used this recipe as a start but put the vinegar, sugar, water and pepper in a saucepan with 1 T of pickling spice and boiled it until sugar is dissolved completely. I then take it off the heat and let it cool down to room temperature. I then strain it and follow the rest of the recipe as written. This is also good with zucchini and summer squash. During the summer I always have this in the refrigerator. The pickled onions are excellent on sandwiches and in salads.
     
  4. trott
    I love to add a small amount of celery seed. You definitely have to be careful not to add too much, but it was the missing ingredient from my memories of what my grandmother used to make. It took me years to figure out, but now it's perfect to me!
     
  5. mginsd
    AN EASY TWEAK FOR THIS RECIPE IS TO SIMPLY USE LEFTOVER PICKLE JUICE. IT KEEPS FOREVER AND GIVES THIS SALAD AN EXTRA BITE.
     

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