Both of my grandmothers made this salad every summer when their gardens produced baskets of cucumbers. It's a cool, fresh side dish for any meal. One of my grandmas omitted the green pepper and the celery seed. She also put ice in it to chill it quickly and cut the vinegar taste.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
additional:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
14
Yield:
14 servings
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Ingredients

14
Original recipe yields 14 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Dressing:

Directions

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  • Place cucumber slices in a colander and liberally sprinkle salt over cucumbers; set aside until water starts to release from cucumbers, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse cucumbers.

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  • Mix cucumbers, onions, and green bell pepper together in a bowl.

  • Whisk sugar, vinegar, celery seed, and 2 teaspoons salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; pour over cucumber mixture and stir until evenly coated.

Nutrition Facts

130 calories; protein 0.8g 2% DV; carbohydrates 32.9g 11% DV; fat 0.2g; cholesterolmg; sodium 335.1mg 13% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (38)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2014
I love this salad! I don't care for celery seed though, so the only thing I did differently was to swap it out for a little bit of fresh dill. So easy, so yummy! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2017
I cut the recipe as I'm the only one that eats it. 3/4c sliced cucumbers; 1/4 cup sliced onions and peppers 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 tsp celery seed and salt. Next time I won't use celery seed or peppers and might add some tomato. Update on 5/22/17 decided I had to modify this too much and found another I liked better without the celery seed or peppers so removed this one from my file. Read More
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44 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 36
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
08/02/2014
I love this salad! I don't care for celery seed though, so the only thing I did differently was to swap it out for a little bit of fresh dill. So easy, so yummy! Read More
(16)
Rating: 5 stars
08/28/2014
I made this for a carry in dinner at work. It was very easy and everyone loved it. I cut out about a half cup of the sugar and used fresh dill instead of the celery seeds. We had a lot of food left over at our dinner but none of the cucumber salad was left! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2015
Instead of green peppers I added yellow and orange peppers and also for the added color I put in the purple onion. Not too hot and it tasted delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2016
I made this for company and they loved it! I sliced my cucumbers and onions very thin, because that is how my husband like them, and these were a great addition to a summer meal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/01/2016
Made it for my sister's bridal shower and it was delicious! Maybe I'd cut back on the sugar if I make it again for my family or myself. I also added red and yellow peppers and red onion to make a lovely colourful dish. I was also able to prepare it the night before - BONUS! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
05/22/2017
I cut the recipe as I'm the only one that eats it. 3/4c sliced cucumbers; 1/4 cup sliced onions and peppers 1/2 cup sugar 1/4 cup vinegar 1/2 tsp celery seed and salt. Next time I won't use celery seed or peppers and might add some tomato. Update on 5/22/17 decided I had to modify this too much and found another I liked better without the celery seed or peppers so removed this one from my file. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/13/2016
This recipe tastes exactly like my grandmothers cucumber salad. Since she passed I have tried to duplicate it or find one similar. This is spot on! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2018
This is a great starter recipe. It's easy to adjust to your liking. I used cider vinegar instead of white I also used cherry tomatoes quartered instead of peppers and I blended in 3/4 cup of real mayonnaise (Dukes). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/18/2015
I cut the recipe in half...the family loved it and I'll make more next time. Would be great to accompany cookouts. Read More
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