The BEST Cucumber Salad Recipe

Do you have a garden that’s over flowing with cucmbers? I do! This is the BEST cucumber salad you can make. It’s so easy and just a few ingredients.

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I have a small garden in my backyard with usually one or two cucumber plants were summer.  If you know anything about cucumbers, then you know that one plant can product A LOT of produce!

Last year I had 4 plants because the dog kept eating them so I was hoping to get at least 1 plant through the season.  Wrong.  I had 4 plants growing.  I was giving away cucumbers to everyone.

The BEST Cucumber Salad

The BEST Cucumber Salad Recipe

I’ve tried different cucumber salads and I still keep coming back to this one, my favorite.  I do switch it up with a bread and butter pickle every once in awhile though.  The longer it sits in the refrigerator the better.  I usually wait at least a couple of days before eat this so the flavors really get soaked in to the cucumbers.

If you are on a diet, then cucumbers are the way to go.  They have very few calories.  If you take the peel off, then hardly any.  

This recipe is great because it’s so flavorful.  I love eating these cumbers on a sandwich.  It just makes it a little special.

You can use any kid of jar for this.  I’ve used old pickle jars I saved.  I also use the regular Ball jars and also these jars with the attached lid.  I like the jars with attached lid for all kinds of ingredients.  I keep my oatmeal and brown sugar in these.

Hint on this recipe- Many times I use the more than one time.  When all the cucumbers and onions are gone, SAVE THE LIQUID.  Cut more cucumbers and onions and put them in.  I use the liquid one extra time.  You don’t want to use it anymore than that because it gets watered down and loses it’s flavor.

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The BEST Cucumber Salad


The BEST Cucumber Salad

Do you have a garden that's over flowing with cucmbers? I do! This is the BEST cucumber salad you can make. It's so easy and just a few ingredients.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword salad, side
Prep Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly- Keeping Life Sane


  • 3 medium cucumbers
  • 2 onions
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar


  • Thinly slice cucumbers and onions
  • Alternate them in jars.
  • Combine vinegar, water, salt, and sugar in a bowl and mix until sugar has dissolved.
  • Pour vinegar mixture over the cucumbers, put lid on tight, shake, and refrigerate.


I usually turn the jar over to let the cucumbers on top get saturated.


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3 Responses

  1. chellie says:

    These look great! they remind me of my refrigerator pickles, mostly the same ingredients but no cook! I’ll have to give it a try. We are growing cucumbers and I usually make jars and jars of fridge pickles, we can’t get enough! 🙂

  2. Becky says:

    Cucumbers are one of my favs too and my husband planted a few this year again so I am waiting for them to appear. I will give this yummy recipe a try for sure!

  3. Adreanna says:

    These look tasty! It sounds like a good way to feed my pregnant pickle craving!!

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