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Cucumber and Onion Salad

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Spent the day playing outside with the grand kids. The weather was beautiful. Katie was doing some work in the garden. Tyler… well he likes to play with his trucks.
It’s nice to be able to work out in the garden with the kids. Katie really has enjoyed watching the vegetables grow and then being able to eat them. She thinks it’s magic.

I’m being over run with cucumbers. I can’t seem to pickle or eat em fast enough this year. I check the vines often because they seem to hide from me. And before you know it the illusive  cucumber is huge, yellow, and not good to eat. I have been searching for different recipes for using cucumbers. I was so excited when I came across a recipe for Cucumber and Onion salad. I had forgotten about this salad. So simple and refreshing. I used to make this all the time when my kids were younger.

You’ll need:

2 -3 average cucumbers

1 small sweet onion

1/3 cup white vinegar

1/3 cup water

1/4 cup sugar (I use sucanat)

1/4 teaspoon sea salt

1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper

Cut stripes down your cucumbers or remove the peeling.

Thinly slice cucumbers and onions.
In a medium bowl layer a little cucumber, then a little onion, then a little cucumber you get the idea.

In a small bowl combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt and pepper. Mix until dissolved. (I’m using sucanat so mine will have a darker color).

Pour over cucumbers and onions.

Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. I place a plate on top to weight down the cukes and onion. My mother in law taught me to do this.

I let it sit over night. It was as tasty as I remember.

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27 thoughts on “Cucumber and Onion Salad”

  1. bj says:

    We love cucumbers….and this recipe sounds really good. Thanks.
    I am linking to follow…come see me when you can. 🙂
    xo bj

  2. Rosey says:

    The pictures of the kids are great.

    I love a good cucumber salad too, but hubby’s never heard of (and won’t taste) it. Maybe it’s an Ohio thing? I was born there too… 🙂

  3. Tanya says:

    Yummy!!! Thank you so much for for linking up with Katherine and I at the blog hop today 🙂 Have a wonderful day

    Hugs, Tanya

  4. Rebecca Rider says:

    Mmmm… this looks so healthy and delicious!! 🙂 I’ll have to try it – it looks like something my husband will enjoy too! My son is still on purees for now 🙂

  5. Maureen says:

    I love cucumber and onion salad! I love the pictorial you made! I will be back because you have a great website!

    1. Diane says:

      Thanks so much for stopping by Maureen. Glad you enjoyed your visit. Have a wonderful holiday weekend 🙂

  6. Winnie says:

    This is a great salad, and I’d love to try it
    Thanks for sharing the recipe 🙂

  7. Grandma Kc says:

    Darn! I wish I had read this before I went to the market! It will have to wait for next trip – it sure sounds yummy!

  8. Sally Kabak says:

    I make something similar. I use telegraph cucumber, (skin left on) red onion and sliced tomato then pour over a dressing made with equal quantites of oil and cider vinegar. It then goes into the fridge until we are ready to eat. Lucy just likes the cucumber but with the same dressing.

  9. Lisa @ Grandma's Briefs says:

    I searched for such a recipe just a couple weeks ago. My mom always made something like this and I was craving it. What I found was too vinegar-y. THIS sounds like exactly what I wanted. Will be trying it soon…and eating it all myself as my hubby (crazy as he is) doesn’t like cucumbers. Thanks!

  10. misssrobin says:

    Sounds yummy!

    The picture of your grandson playing with trucks looks a lot like one I have of my son playing with his when he was about that age. He’s nearly sixteen now. Thanks for making me think of that moment with my son.

    Happy Sharefest. I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

  11. Katherines Corner says:

    We make this too. I am crazy for cucumbers. Yours looks soooo good! thank you for sharing your lovely post on the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop. xo

  12. Debra says:

    going to try this one ( Usually do the quick mayo and vinegar kind that my grandparents always made but this looks worth a try because I love cukes! 🙂

  13. Miz Helen says:

    Hi Diane,
    Your little ones are just adorable, brings back wonderful memories. Cucumber and Onion Salad is one of our summertime favorites, your salad looks delicious! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday week end and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  14. Connie says:

    This looks so good! I made something similar that I served at a tea party for the grand daughters. Now I’m craving it thanks to your delicious recipe! I’ll have to add ingredients to my next list; thanks for linking up with me at Say It Saturday!

  15. Christine says:

    Oh YUM!!! My Mom makes something similar but put Feta in there too 🙂

    Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer… From Dream to Reality!

  16. Jaime @ Mom's Test Kitchen says:

    This looks so good! Cucumbers are my all time favorite veggie! My grandfather use to grow them and I would eat them raw straight from his garden! Thanks so much for sharing this at Mom’s Test Meal Mondays!

  17. Cindy (Vegetarian Mamma) says:

    This sounds really refreshing! I have it book marked for later! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays recipe party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! 🙂 We are building a great set of gluten free recipes so far! Its making my meal planning easy 🙂 How about yours? See you next Friday! Cindy from

  18. April @ The 21st Century Housewife says:

    I love a classic cucumber and onion salad, and yours sounds really fresh and delicious. Thank you for sharing it with The Gallery of Favorites.

  19. Mackenzie says:

    I love it! Thank you so much for posting on Saturday Show and Tell. I hope you’ll be back this week to link up some more great ideas! Have a great rest of the week!

  20. Kathy @ Granny's Vital Vittles says:

    Looks refreshing! Thanks for sharing at Scratch Cookin’ Tuesday!

  21. Alea @ Premeditated Leftovers says:

    It is always fun to be in the garden with kids! Your salad looks delicious. I am harvesting a lot of cucumbers too.

  22. K @ Claiming Our Space says:

    This salad looks delish. My mum used to make something similar. Thank you so much for sharing on Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you this week.

  23. Ali says:

    Thank you so much for linking up last week at Recipe Sharing Monday. The new link party is now up and I’d love it if you joined us again. Have a great week!

  24. Betsy @ Romance on a Dime says:

    Looks delicious! Thanks for linking up at Take it on Tuesday.

  25. Diana says:

    I add sliced ripe olives & tomatoes to cucumber onion salad, & green olives & cucumbers to potato salad. I am freezing tomatoes this year..thank you

    1. Diane says:

      You’re welcome, we love olives!

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