My grandpa frequently sends me veggies from his garden, and the cucumbers always go bad! Though I've never cared for them much, this is an easy recipe that even I can enjoy. For more crunch, you may want to slice your veggies thicker.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 25 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Stir together vinegar, sugar, pepper, and dill in a large bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the mayonnaise until smooth, then add cucumbers, celery, and red onion until evenly coated with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and stir once again before serving.

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Nutrition Facts

71 calories; protein 1.1g 2% DV; carbohydrates 7.7g 3% DV; fat 4.5g 7% DV; cholesterol 2.1mg 1% DV; sodium 37.7mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2007
This salad was very refreshing. I made a few changes though. I increased the sugar from 2 tsp to 3 Tbs. because it was very sour. I also substituted 6 oz. plain yogurt for the mayo and I used about 2 Tbs of dill from a tube made by Gourmet Gardens (it has a much fresher taste than dried dill but not as strong so more is needed). I sliced the cucumbers using the side of my cheese grater and quickly sliced the cucumbers and onion very thinly. I omitted the celery. I'd definitely make this again especially for a summer bbq. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/13/2008
This was a very briny salad almost like eating pickle juice. The second time I made it I decreased the vinegar substantially and increased the sugar and mayo -- much better. We deleted the celery. This is similar to my grandmother's old German recipe and is also good with sliced fresh tomatoes. Read More
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42 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 9
  • 4 star values: 21
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
08/08/2007
This salad was very refreshing. I made a few changes though. I increased the sugar from 2 tsp to 3 Tbs. because it was very sour. I also substituted 6 oz. plain yogurt for the mayo and I used about 2 Tbs of dill from a tube made by Gourmet Gardens (it has a much fresher taste than dried dill but not as strong so more is needed). I sliced the cucumbers using the side of my cheese grater and quickly sliced the cucumbers and onion very thinly. I omitted the celery. I'd definitely make this again especially for a summer bbq. Read More
(71)
Rating: 4 stars
11/14/2007
This recipe is similar to something we used to make at my uncle's deli, with the addition of sliced fresh tomatoes. When I attempted to make the dressing for this salad, the proportions didn't work to my liking, so I ended up discarding half the dressing and adding more mayonnaise to cut the strong vinegar taste and reduce the soupy consistency (and a tad more sugar!)... If you prefer the original proportions, I might also recommend trying a slightly more mild rice wine vinegar. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/25/2008
I ended up halving the vinegar (because I didn't have enough) and pretty much doubling the mayo (to make it creamier)and used celery seed instead of celery. Came out really good! Never would have thougt that one up on my own. Even my picky husband liked it. Put it right into my recipe book! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
08/12/2008
This was a very briny salad almost like eating pickle juice. The second time I made it I decreased the vinegar substantially and increased the sugar and mayo -- much better. We deleted the celery. This is similar to my grandmother's old German recipe and is also good with sliced fresh tomatoes. Read More
(16)
Rating: 4 stars
08/06/2008
As the other reviewer stated my mom also makes this with sour cream and sugar to taste. (I like it sweet). It is really delicious. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/08/2008
I'm not crazy about cucumbers either but I did like this. In order to get the mayonnaise thoroughly mixed I will use a blender next time. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/11/2011
I'll admit I hate cucumber salad. I made this for a company picnic and followed some suggestions and used 3 tbs of sugar and 1/3 cup mayo. Let it sit in a fridge for a few hours before our picnic and was worried when I saw how much liquid had formed. The salad was a hit among all who tried it and I even liked it. I'm a convert. Looking forward to making this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/17/2008
I omitted the celery and only used three cucumbers. I took it to a SBDiet cookout and it was a HIT. It's good the second day but the cucumbers begin to wilt. Will definitely serve again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/13/2010
This is very good. My Mom used sour cream and onion salt and pepper we grew really liking cucumbers. Read More
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