Cucumber Salad Recipes

Makes a delicious summer salad or side dish for any entree. If you freeze and save some for winter meal treats, you'll really appreciate the wonderful fresh taste with a good hot meal. Enjoy them year round.


  • 7 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
  • 3 medium onions, sliced thin
  • 1 green pepper, chopped or sliced
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp. celery seed
  • 1 Tbsp. salt


Prepare cucumbers by peeling and slicing them very thin. (You can just peel part of the cucumbers making them look striped, and it's very attractive.) Slice onions and pepper. Add them to the cucumbers and sprinkle on the Tbsp. of salt, stir and set aside.

Bring vinegar, sugar, and celery seed to a boil on medium heat, stirring all the while to dissolve sugar. Cool, then pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for 24 hours.

Serve as an individual salad on a bed or lettuce or ladle into canning jars and freeze until you're ready to eat them. Just defrost and serve for a fresh taste of summer.

Servings: 8-10
Prep Time: 45 Minutes
Cooking Time: 0 Hours

Source: published this from their magazine some time ago.

By Keeper from NC

Comment Was this helpful? 9
Read More Comments

34 More Recipes

Share on ThriftyFunCheck out these recipes. If you have made this recipe please submit a photo and let us know how it worked. Or, add your own recipe variation.

November 14, 2010

This is an easy recipe and I have made it even easier throughout the years. This came from my mother who never measured anything. She just used her hand to measure and then made it to taste.

Comment Was this helpful? 9

Feel free to switch very thinly sliced green onions for the red onions in this recipe. You can also use the dry ranch dressing mix but, since it's potent you might want to add one half teaspoon at a time to the sour cream and taste test.

Comment Was this helpful? 9

Since the hot weather is here, this is a cool delicious cucumber salad.

Comment Was this helpful? 3

Sprinkle cucumbers with salt in a bowl and toss. Add sugar, soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, and toss. Sprinkle with sesame seeds, toss, marinate for 20 minutes and serve.

Comment Was this helpful? 8

We eat this yogurt salad on the side of most of our Mediterranean and Middle Eastern dishes, especially ones that include meat or rice. It's really refreshing and is great as a palate cleanser. It's really easy to throw together and has fantastic textures.

salad in bowl

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 4

This recipe uses onions and cucumbers with apple cider vinegar. It has a wonderful, fresh taste that I like! The kids don't really like it though.

Comment Was this helpful? 3

Cucumbers are a staple in our household. They are very versatile to eat and this is a favorite recipe of mine! This spicy cucumber salad makes the perfect light appetizer, snack or goes well with any rice dish.

Spicy Cucumber Salad mixed

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? 2

This is easy to make. My family likes it as movie snack, and it has two vegetables.

Comment Was this helpful? 2

This salad is really different. Interesting mix of the fruity flavored gelatin along with the vegetables.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes

Salad lovers, you will love this one, too. Put ham and cucumbers in a bowl. Prepare dressing by stirring together all ingredients. Fold ham and cucumbers into dressing. Serve salad at once garnished with watercress and parsley.

Comment Was this helpful? 1

A flexible recipe that you can make as much or as little as you want. Some people add sliced raw onions, but I do not like raw onions. This is very refreshing on a hot summer day. It keeps well and tastes better as the flavors mingle. Cucumbers are very plentiful and inexpensive this time of year. If you grown them yourself, like I do, this dish costs pennies.

Cucumber Salad on dinner plate

Comment Pin it! Was this helpful? Yes

Great way to use those cucumbers from the garden.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes

Slice cucumbers and onion. Mix other ingredients. Pour over cucumbers and onion. Chill 2-3 hours before serving.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes

A healthy, tasty salad to serve at lunch or dinner.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes

Place cucumber and radishes in bowl. In another bowl, combine yogurt, vinegar, cardamom, and dill. Mix well and pour over cucumbers. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before serving.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes

Beat until smooth. Pour over cucumbers.

Comment Was this helpful? Yes


Share on ThriftyFunThis page contains the following solutions. Have something to add? Please share your solution!

September 23, 2011

Slice two cucumbers. Squeeze on half of a lemon, add salt and crushed black pepper. Mix well. This delicious healthy snack is ready for TV time. Instead of cake or cookies, this is very crunchy and healthy.

Comment Was this helpful? 2


Ask a QuestionHere are the questions asked by community members. Read on to see the answers provided by the ThriftyFun community or ask a new question.

September 8, 2009

Anyone out there with an onion/tomato/cucumber salad?

By Terry from LaFayette, NY


September 9, 20090 found this helpful

This one is simple and my family loves it. You simply mix equal portions of sugar with cider vinegar. Add salt and pepper to taste. Toss, refrigerate and yumola! For example I will use 3 tablespoons sugar/vinegar for one cucumber, one tomato and 1/2 onion. More veggies...use more sauce.

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
September 9, 20090 found this helpful

I make cucumbers and onions and I make tomatoes and onions, but I never have mixed the 3 of them together for some reason! (I'll have to try that.) I like using the little grape tomatoes (they're usually sweet. I cut them in quarters, chop the onion, and usually I slice the cucumbers, but I think if you're going to mix them all together, I'd cube them (in bite-sized pieces). Then I make a very simple dressing of apple cider vinegar, canola oil, salt & pepper (all to-taste).

Reply Was this helpful? Yes
Read More Answers
Load More
Food and Recipes Recipes Salads VegetableSeptember 21, 2011
St. Patrick's Ideas!
Valentine's Ideas!
Ask a Question
Share a Post
Better LivingBudget & FinanceBusiness and LegalComputersConsumer AdviceCoronavirusCraftsEducationEntertainmentFood and RecipesHealth & BeautyHolidays and PartiesHome and GardenMake Your OwnOrganizingParentingPetsPhotosTravel and RecreationWeddings
Published by ThriftyFun.
Desktop Page | View Mobile
Disclaimer | Privacy Policy | Contact Us
Generated 2021-02-09 10:50:02 in 3 secs. ⛅️️
© 1997-2021 by Cumuli, Inc. All Rights Reserved.