Cucumber and Onion Salad with a Vinegar Dressing. Simple. Easy. Delicious.
Cucumber Onion Salad in a Vinegar Dressing
My mom's Cucumber and Onion Salad is one of my favorite ways to eat cucumbers. Right now, at the height of cucumber season, we have a lot of them. This is a simple salad that you can make in less than 15 minutes. And the dressing for this salad is tasty on other salads, especially leaf lettuce-based salads.
I love cucumbers. In salads. On sandwiches. Alone. And they are pretty darned nutritious. Cucumber and Onion Salad was a regular summer salad at our house.
Donna, my mom, was a natural cook. When I asked her how to make something, she would say, "Oh, you know...a little of this and a little of that." I had to watch closely to figure out how to make Mom's recipes. This salad is perfect for picnics and potlucks (or as they call them in Virginia, carry-ins) since it doesn't use mayonnaise. The dressing is vinegar-based, and it keeps well.
If you prefer a Creamy Cucumber Salad, try Aunt Betty's Dill Cucumber Salad with Onion.
What You Need
You need a knife, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, wire whisk and a pretty serving dish (affiliate link). Get the best you can afford and you'll never be sorry.
Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe
Donna's Cucumber and Onion Salad
- 1 cucumber
- 1 medium onion sweet yellow or red
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- Dash of freshly ground pepper
- 3 tablespoons distilled vinegar white vinegar, or use apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1-2 tablespoon sugar
- Slice the cucumbers (in rounds) and onions thinly and place them in a shallow serving dish.
- In a small bowl or measuring cup, mix the other ingredients until the salt and sugar are dissolved.
- Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumber and onion slices.
- Serve immediately, or chill.
Recipe Nutrition Information
This recipe is GF, DF, NF, SF, EF, CF (use sea salt), V, VG*
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GF = Gluten free | DF = Dairy free | NF = Nut free | SF = Soy free | EF = Egg free | CF = Corn free | V = Vegetarian | VG = Vegan
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This post was first published on Recipe Idea Shop August 13, 2015 and updated September 10, 20021.