Vinegar and Sugar Cucumber

"My mom makes this during the summer when we have cookouts. I always loved cucumbers this way and it tastes even better the next day!"
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Ready In:
1hr 10mins




  • In a large bowl mix first 3 ingredients.
  • Peel and slice cucumbers and onion and add to vinegar/water/sugar mix.
  • Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour before serving.
  • If all the cucumbers and onions are eaten reserve the vinegar/water/sugar mix and add fresh cucumbers and onion.
  • My servings are an estimate, as I can eat the whole bowl myself :) The cooking time is actually the refrigeration time.

Questions & Replies

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  1. Tressa S.
    I want to make my simple cucumber nd onion salad from these veggies from my garden. I wat to make several jars canned. But every recipe I’m finding is tells no me you can’t keep this for longer no distance. Can anyone help me as I wanted to have these for gifts. But the way all are saying it’s not possible. Help please. Cucumbers are waiting on counter.
  2. cy505
    Can you save left over vinegar mixture and add more cucumbers and onions?
  3. Kia C.
    Does it have to be white vinegar??
  4. Emmett H.
    How about canned peach juice instead of sugar
  5. Emmett H.
    What if you don't have white sugar I have brown sugar


  1. Margie99
    I liked this, I used cider vinegar because I didn't have white. I grew up eating cukes and onions with Good Seasons Italian dressing so this was different for me. I just ate the leftovers here on day 2 and it was better. Yum.
  2. Chef Flossypants
    These are pretty good ...never had them with sugar before. I like it better without...I guess it's just what you growup with. Thanks anyway.:)
  3. amb3r.joyc3
    My mom made this, too! She always use Apple cider Vinegar, water, sugar, and salt. I grew up to start using red wine vinegar with salt, pepper, and garlic. I put carrots in, too. It's so versatile and cheap!
  4. Bruce B.
    Jazz it up by using applecidar vinegar
  5. Garnet K.
    My Mom also added garden tomato wedges. Both ways are delicious!


  1. Joe M.
    sliced onions and peeled garlic cloves also helps with the onions sliced thin is what I use..
  2. Don K.
    My wife added just a touch of salt to enhance the flavors.


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