Cucumber Salad Recipe
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Cucumber Salad Recipe


Cucumber Salad Recipe

Featuring fresh dill, onions, and a sweet, tangy dressing, this cucumber salad recipe is a refreshing summer side dish. Bonus: it couldn’t be easier!

Here’s a simple and refreshing cucumber salad recipe that’s perfect for a light side dish:

Classic Cucumber Salad


  • 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (optional)
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the Cucumbers and Onions:
    • Thinly slice the cucumbers. You can use a mandoline for even, thin slices.
    • Thinly slice the red onion.
  2. Make the Dressing:
    • In a small bowl, combine the white vinegar, water, and granulated sugar. Stir until the sugar is dissolved.
  3. Mix the Salad:
    • In a large bowl, combine the sliced cucumbers and red onion.
    • Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers and onions. Toss to coat evenly.
    • Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  4. Add Fresh Dill (Optional):
    • If using fresh dill, sprinkle it over the salad and mix gently.
  5. Chill and Serve:
    • Refrigerate the salad for at least 30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
    • Serve chilled.


  • Customization: You can add other vegetables like thinly sliced radishes or bell peppers for extra color and crunch.
  • Herbs: If you don’t have fresh dill, dried dill can be used, or you can try other herbs like parsley or chives.
  • Sugar Substitution: For a healthier option, you can substitute sugar with honey or a sugar substitute.

Enjoy your refreshing cucumber salad!