Tasty marinated cucumbers. Ideal for a fresh side salad.

Karen
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Peel the cucumbers and slice wafer thin. Sprinkle with salt. Let stand 30 minutes, then squeeze cucumbers to release moisture.

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  • In a medium size bowl mix sugar, water, vinegar, celery seed, and onion. Add cucumbers to mixture. Mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.

Nutrition Facts

68.3 calories; 1.2 g protein; 17 g carbohydrates; 0 mg cholesterol; 469.1 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2004
Last time I made a cucumber salad I ruined it. So I wanted a recipe that rated well. I made this for a small gathering on our boat for Independence Day fireworks. We grilled steak and cooked corn on the cobb. (Not much room to cook anything else on a boat so this was a great make ahead side salad. It was a big hit. I did alter the recipe only slightly. I used 1/4 red onion very thinly sliced instead of the chopped onion. I did leave out the celery seed (I didn't have it) and added fresh chopped parsley. Fabulous! Thanks Karen. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
06/21/2003
This sounded like a good salad to go along with my turkey and trimmings. I regret to say but I can't give it more than two stars. Will not make it again. Read More
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299 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 219
  • 4 star values: 63
  • 3 star values: 10
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2004
Last time I made a cucumber salad I ruined it. So I wanted a recipe that rated well. I made this for a small gathering on our boat for Independence Day fireworks. We grilled steak and cooked corn on the cobb. (Not much room to cook anything else on a boat so this was a great make ahead side salad. It was a big hit. I did alter the recipe only slightly. I used 1/4 red onion very thinly sliced instead of the chopped onion. I did leave out the celery seed (I didn't have it) and added fresh chopped parsley. Fabulous! Thanks Karen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2004
Last time I made a cucumber salad I ruined it. So I wanted a recipe that rated well. I made this for a small gathering on our boat for Independence Day fireworks. We grilled steak and cooked corn on the cobb. (Not much room to cook anything else on a boat so this was a great make ahead side salad. It was a big hit. I did alter the recipe only slightly. I used 1/4 red onion very thinly sliced instead of the chopped onion. I did leave out the celery seed (I didn't have it) and added fresh chopped parsley. Fabulous! Thanks Karen. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/20/2004
This cucumber salad is better than what I remember my grandmother making! I did substitute the distilled white vinegar with white wine vinegar -- it made for a little bit more mellow and sweeter marinade. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
06/21/2003
This sounded like a good salad to go along with my turkey and trimmings. I regret to say but I can't give it more than two stars. Will not make it again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
I have always made my grandmother's recipe very similar to this. I use garlic rather than onion and sprinkle with dill weed. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/27/2009
I really love cucumber salad and this one is very good. I usually skip adding water and don't bother sqeezing out any water after the cuke's have been salted. Occasionally will add sour cream later but there's usually none left to add it to. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/20/2009
tasty!! I have two words for all of you though, salad spinner! Slice your cucumbers and toss with salt and then let sit in the the spinner for awhile, give it few turns and away you go. I added a little dill, and a splash of white wine, and then cooked the vinegar solution for a bit, gives it an interesting flavor. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2005
Wonderful! I used English cucumbers (so much nicer than those nasty waxy ones with the tough pips) and used a vegetable peeler to slice off strips of peel. I substituted toasted sesame seeds for the celery seed as I don't like them. This tasted just like the cucumber salad at a local sushi bar! Thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2004
What a refreshing salad! I took it to a potluck and got lots of complements. I did slice the onions and add thinly sliced tomatoes for color. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2003
I like to add a dollop of sour cream to this refreshing salad. Read More
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