Cucumber Salad

"This is a wonderful cucumber salad my grandmother used to make. It's great during bbq's and for picinics and as side dish during holidays"
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Ready In:
24hrs 20mins




  • Combine the first 3 ingredients in a large container with a tight fitting lid.
  • Combine the remaining ingredients in a glass or teflon coated sauce pan and bring to a boil stirring constantly.
  • Let boil for 1 minute making sure sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Remove from heat and pour over cucumber mixture.
  • When cool place lid on container and refrigerate over night.

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  1. I was intrigued was the ingredients when I saw this recipe and just had to try it. Followed instructions exactly and produced a most interesting cucumber salad. It was sweet and refreshing and tasted almost like bread and butter pickles. The next time I make it, I will cut down on the water, sugar, and vinegar (at least in half) as I felt the salad had way to much liquid.
  2. I'm sorry to say but we did not like the dressing at all. Boiling the dressing seemed to spoil its taste completely. I'm sorry but I will not be making it again.
  3. Absolutely Delscious and perfect accompanyment to almost anything that is served in the summer. This was on our table almost everyday during the summer when I was growing up. So very, very, refreshing! Thanks for posting!
  4. I made this today and my DH and I loved it! Thank you for posting it!
  5. Just loved it, Norell! My mother made a simliar dish often in the summer when I was a kid. She didn't add sugar, however, and I didn't care for the strong vinegar presence. Several years ago I discovered you could add sugar, and what a difference it makes! I have never added green pepper, though, and really enjoyed its addition in your recipe. Also used a Vidalia onion. Just delicious, and lasts a long time in the fridge. Thanks for posting the recipe!


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