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Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

Updated on August 1, 2014

I love a fresh, cold salad with crunch.

I have been making cucumber salad for at least two decades using the same recipe here, minus the red onion. One day I had some leftover red onion from another recipe and decided to throw it into the cucumber salad. I have never looked back! While I love the cucumber salad as is, the red onion adds more zing and so much color to the plate.

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 tsp quality mustard
  • 1 tsp. sugar or stevia
  • 1 tbls. fresh dill or 1/4 tsp. dried
  • 4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped red onion

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, whisk together vinegar, oil, mustard, sugar and dill.
  2. Add cucumbers and red onion, marinate for 2-4 hours.
  3. Drain and serve.
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      julieannbrady 

      4 years ago

      I actually have onion and cucumbers often - but usually the sweet Vidalia onions. I love cucumbers, you know?

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      Ruthi 

      4 years ago

      Your cucumber and onion salad brings back memories of my Mom's cuke recipe, a bit different, but I'm sure yours is just as delicious.

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      Paula Hite 

      4 years ago from Virginia

      My Favorite! Your lens was featured on our NEW Tumblr page today!

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      Heidi Vincent 

      4 years ago from GRENADA

      The onions do add colour and flavour. Nice combination, MareeT.

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      Merry Citarella 

      4 years ago from Oregon's Southern Coast

      This looks wonderful! I love the idea of using stevia in it. The sugar is part of the reason I haven't made it in awhile. Must try your recipe! Wonderful photo too!

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      Kathryn Grace 

      4 years ago from San Francisco

      Your photograph pops! This looks SO good. My mom always makes a sweet and sour cucumber salad from the time the first cukes are big enough to pick until the last ones come off the vine before frost. It is a favorite childhood summer memory, and a classic dish at our house. She never added oil to hers, and always used sugar and apple cider vinegar, but otherwise, quite similar. The red onion would make it that much prettier and piquant. Want some now. Thank you.

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      Shinichi Mine 

      4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      Love how fresh this salad is.

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