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Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad
  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 3 hr 10 min
  • Servings 6
There’s nothing better than warm weather and a good meal. This fresh and easy Cucumber Salad is a perfect addition to any cookout. From seafood to grilled meat, these paper-thin slices of cucumber are tossed in a light vinegar mixture. Let them marinate for a few hours to heighten the flavor profile. Pair our cucumber vinegar salad with grilled chicken or teriyaki chicken. Make sure to add this Cucumber Salad recipe to your summer meal must-makes.
Updated May 17, 2021

Ingredients

  • 2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/3 cup cider or white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh dill weed or parsley, if desired

Steps

  • 1
    Place cucumbers in small glass or plastic bowl.
  • 2
    In tightly covered container, shake remaining ingredients except dill weed. Pour over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours to blend flavors.
  • 3
    Drain cucumbers. Sprinkle with dill weed. Store covered in refrigerator.

  • Make the most out of grilled salmon or teriyaki chicken and serve this Cucumber Salad as a perfect side. Or add some onto a grilled burger with sliced tomatoes and onion or layer into a homemade Cuban sandwich.
  • Bring this Cucumber Salad with vinegar to your next picnic and pair it with a few other small sides. For this simple side, after draining the cucumbers, stir in 3/4 cup sour cream or plain yogurt.
  • Why not try adding one thinly sliced red onion to your cucumber vinegar salad? When mixed with the vinegar, onions become extra sweet and any pungency is tamed. In a word, delicious!
  • Pickles are a big “dill”! For this almost like a pickle twist, allow the cucumbers to marinate in the tangy-sweet dressing just until the cucumbers wilt and are deliciously tender. During the marinating time, add fresh dill or fennel fronds, a pinch of allspice, whole coriander seed or a bay leaf for an aromatic herbal note to the Cucumber Salad with vinegar.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving (about 1/2 cup)
Calories
30
Calories from Fat
0
Total Fat
0g
0%
Saturated Fat
0g
0%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
200mg
8%
Potassium
115mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
7g
2%
Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
Sugars
6g
Protein
0g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

  • If your garden is blessed with lots of cucumbers this season, making this cucumber salad is a great way to showcase the vegetable to its best advantage. The quick-pickle method for cucumbers in vinegar is easy to prep in just 10 minutes. Then you can attend to the rest of the meal (or relax in the garden) while the marinade does its work. This is no-fuss cooking at its finest, and you’ll be pleased to find all the ways this cucumber salad elevates the rest of the meal, whether you’re serving fresh-caught fish, smoked pork, grilled salmon or homemade hamburgers. From fancy to plain, this cucumber salad goes well with every entrée. If you’d like to find more quick, fresh and healthy salads, check out Betty’s best salad recipes.
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