Dutch Cucumber Salad

"Another recipe from Holland. There was only one resturant near "Drie Bergen" that made this and my Dad use to drive for miles to get some. Tastes a lot like the Japanese cucumber salad. Wonder where they got it? Or is it the other way around."
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  • Wash and peel cucumbers.
  • Slice or cut in rounds as thin as possible cukes & onions.
  • Place in bowl and cover with vinegar.
  • Add 3-5 heaping tablespoons of sugar, Mix well.
  • Chill and serve.
  • This is better if you let it sit in the fridge covered overnight. Actually. if allowed to mellow for 2 or 3 days -- in a tightly sealed jar in the refrigerator -- JAR TURNED UPSIDE DOWN 1 day & turned right side up the next.

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  1. Delicious. For a variation, I used two English cucumbers instead of 3 regular cucumbers, and seasoned rice vinegar.
  2. I added sliced sweet onions and relived a dish from my grandmother's table. Truly wonderful!
  3. Very refreshing, though I just might tone down the sugar a tad next time. Great on sandwiches!
  4. My Mom always made this and I love it. She added a little onion and olive oil.I make it often when we have a lot of cucumbers in the garden.
  5. Absolutely wonderful! Made it last night to serve with dinner tonight and my MIL was thrilled; said she hadn't had it in years. I too used an English cucumber and rice vinegar. This is about the easiest side dish you can serve! Next time I will definitely add onion.


  1. I just want everyone to know you CAN NOT SUBSTITUTE THE WHITE VINEGAR WITH CIDER VINEGAR! I thought I had white vinegar on hand, and when I realized I didn't I used cider vinegar and lemon juice. NOT a good decision. It was far too sweet/sour/strange tasting. I *know* if I had used the correct vinegar it would have been exactly what I was looking for. Bummer.
  2. Delicious. For a variation, I used two English cucumbers instead of 3 regular cucumbers, and seasoned rice vinegar.


Born and raised in The Netherlands. Immigrated to the U.S.in 1951 at the age of nine. Enlisted in the Navy 1960. Retired in 1980. Postal Service 1980-2005 retired age 63. In case you get the wrong idea. I lost my right index finger tip in a washing machine wringer gear accident age 4.
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