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Grandma's Cucumber and Onion Salad

Rated as 4.67 out of 5 Stars
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"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."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 130
Original recipe yields 14 servings

Directions

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  1. 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.
  2. Mix cucumbers, onions, and green bell pepper together in a bowl.
  3. 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


Per Serving: 130 calories; 0.2 32.9 0.8 0 335 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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!

Most helpful critical review

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 ...

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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!

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.

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 l...

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 ...

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!

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 ma...

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 re...

We have made this twice now . first time I left out the celery seed. this time I added the seed and it was very good. I love this recipe.

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.