Cucumber and Onion Salad with a Vinegar Dressing. Simple. Easy. Delicious.
My mom’s Cucumber and Onion Salad is one of my favorite ways to eat cucumbers. Right now, in 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. Take a look at what Nutrition Data says about cucumbers. 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.
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Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe
Donna's Cucumber and Onion Salad
Sweet and tangy, crisp cucumber salad.
- 1 cucumber
- 1 medium onion (sweet yellow or red)
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons distilled vinegar (white vinegar, or use apple cider vinegar)
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon 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.
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Recipe Nutrition Information
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