Easy Cucumber Salad

Easy cucumber salad recipe

Several weeks ago I was at a restaurant and had a great cucumber salad. I’m sure I’ve had it before, but I had forgotten how good it was. I decided to try to make it for myself and I wasn’t disappointed, it was delicious! This salad only takes a few minutes to make and you can store it in your refrigerator for several months.

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Ingredients:

1 cucumber
1 half bell pepper
1 half small onion
1 c. vinegar
2 c. sugar
1 tbsp. salt
1 tsp. celery seed
1 tsp. mustard seed

Directions:

Note: this recipe makes approximately 1 quart of cucumber salad.

First prepare the dressing by placing vinegar, salt, sugar, celery seed, and mustard seed in a small sauce pan.

Heat until the the sugar dissolves and the mixture begins to boil. Remove the pan from the heat and cool.

Make sure the vinegar mixture is cooled off all the way before you pour it over the vegetables, or the heat will cause your vegetables to shrink in the jar as it cools off.

While the vinegar mixture is cooling, slice the cucumber, bell pepper, and onion. You can use any color of bell pepper. The more color you add, the more colorful your salad will be.

If you like your cucumbers and onions cut into nicely uniform slices, this mandolin slicer is what you need to easily cut them in just a few seconds.

Place the sliced vegetables in a clean quart sized canning jar, then pour the cooled vinegar mixture over the vegetables, leaving 1 inch head space.

Place the lid on the jar and place in the refrigerator until ready to serve. I use these inexpensive plastic canning jar lids you can order online from Amazon. They are great for storing mason jars in the refrigerator and are easy to wash and re-use.

This salad can be stored in the refrigerator for several months, so make up a couple of jars at one time if you can.

Don’t just take my word for it, try it. This cucumber salad is really good!

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9 Comments on "Easy Cucumber Salad"


    1. Hi! It would be great if you could can this recipe, but the cucumbers would end up being really soft. That is why regular cucumbers aren’t very good for canning. This cucumber salad will actually keep in the refrigerator for several months, so you can make a few jars and the vinegar will preserve it for quite awhile.

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  1. I love this recipe and all the people at the potluck last night loved it too. When the veg are gone I have been bringing the liquid to a boil again and re-using it. Hope that is ok.

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    1. Hi! No need to boil it again, just put new vegetables in the jar with the liquid you have saved from the last batch. Glad everyone loved it, it is delicious! I’ll miss it when summer is gone. Wish there was some way to save this goodness for winter 🙂

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    1. Hi! Yes, it is 2 cups of sugar. You aren’t actually eating all that sugar, it’s just in the syrup. I forgot to mention in the recipe that after you eat the cucumbers out of the jar you can just add new ones to the syrup in the jar. The syrup will stay good in the refrigerator for at least a month.

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  2. Thank you for an awesome recipe my grandma would do lots of jams and vegetables the old fashioned way I miss this ness and now I can try my own can vegetables

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  3. ~I like how you have put the recipe at the top of the post. I also appreciate that there weren’t 12 paragraphs of story and description and 26 big color photos all accompanied by 34 spots of sponsor related advertising with the recipe. Kudos to you for a great post! I will check out your page and some more posts and I am looking forward to trying this recipe~

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    1. Pearl, I laughed at loud when I read your comment! Bloggers who write their posts that way are writing for companies they are sponsoring. I considered doing that but honestly those kind of posts annoy me too, ha ha ha! 🙂

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