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Onion Cucumber Salad with Vinegar Dressing

This crisp refreshing salad is flavored with green pepper and a sprinkling of celery seed, then drizzled with a slightly sweet vinegar dressing. "I use this recipe over and over," says Mildred Mann of Jeffersonville, Kentucky. "It's especially nice for picnics or other warm-weather get-togethers."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    14 servings


  • 7 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 small green pepper, cut into thin rings
  • 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar


  • In a large serving bowl, combine the cucumbers, onion and green pepper. Sprinkle with salt and celery seed. Combine the sugar and vinegar; pour over cucumber mixture. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours. Serve with a slotted spoon.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 138 calories, 0 fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 1013mg sodium, 34g carbohydrate (31g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein.

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  • gunslinger
    Jul 17, 2017

    Very tasty! A great summer side dish. They longer it sat in the refrigerator the better it got , so I would reccomend making it a day ahead .

  • delowenstein
    Feb 1, 2015

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  • lbroadh2o
    Aug 31, 2014

    This is simple to make. The only downside is how long it has to chill before serving; however, it does allow the ingredients to absorb and makes to taste better. I only used about half the amount of sugar stated.

  • Cook_aholic
    Jul 21, 2014

    I cut this in half for home. I only used 3/4 cup of sugar and it was great. And, if you are making this just for the two or three of you...I put the leftovers in the frig and they were even better after a couple of days. Make sure you stir it up really well before serving again.

  • bgood78
    Jul 28, 2011

    Quick & easy. I also add sliced tomatoes for variation

  • jawsy2
    Nov 14, 2009

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  • greenicat1219
    Apr 9, 2009

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  • mrs_h
    Dec 31, 2008

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  • Northmn
    Mar 21, 2008

    We love this salad! I use red peppers for a splash of color, and it adds a bit of sweetness!

    Dec 29, 2007

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