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Fresh Cucumber Salad

Crisp, garden-fresh cukes are always in season when we hold our family reunion, and they really shine in this simple salad. The recipe can easily be expanded to make large quantities, too. —Betsy Carlson, Rockford, Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 3 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons minced fresh dill or parsley


  • Place cucumbers in a 1-1/2- or 2-qt. glass container. In a jar with a tight-fitting lid, shake remaining ingredients until combined. Pour over cucumbers. Cover and refrigerate overnight. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 87 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 0 sodium, 22g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • Susan
    Sep 7, 2020

    No comment left

  • leolamw
    Jul 24, 2020

    I read the reviews & cut the sugar in half; glad that I did. I didn't have fresh dill, so I used dried dill with 1/3 the amount to compensate. We really like this & will definitely be having it often in the summer months.

  • Lisa
    Jun 22, 2020

    Its a good recipe, i just wish i read the reviews first. You definely need to reduce the sugar by half, i had to make a tangy french dressing to cut the syrupy sweet taste!

  • annrms
    Jun 2, 2020

    I used small, Persian cucumbers. I, too used red wine vinegar and cut back the sugar by half. Added a little red onion for color. A keeper!!!

  • Jill
    May 11, 2020

    This is sickeningly sweet. I took it to a potluck and we had to drain and copiously rinse the cucumbers with water, add vinegar, salt and salad dressing to save the dish. I would rate this recipe a negative 3. A loss on on how to murder cucumbers.

  • suefalk
    Aug 4, 2019

    So fresh, so delicious! For best results let sit overnight, but honestly, I have made this and served it within an hour. I love to add super-thin sliced onions. Good either way!

  • Deborah
    May 23, 2019

    Iand#039;ve been making this recipe for years. Only difference: red wine vinegar, double the sugar, no water, salt and pepper. Add red onion rings, julienned red peppers, cherry tomatoes halved. Yum!!!

    Feb 2, 2019

    Very good. I also add tomatoe wedges when there is a bumper crop.

  • dublinlab
    Jul 22, 2018

    Delicious, I used 1/2 the sugar and rice wine vinegar. You can add more cucumber to the dressing for the next day. I'll make this again. Janet VFE

  • FRED
    Jul 8, 2018

    I use rice wine vinegar and a little bit of sesame oil. Love it.