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Cucumber Salad is refreshing, flavorful and an embarassingly easy side dish recipe to make for summer with your fresh cucumbers!

Photo of the finished cucumber salad recipe served in a large serving bowlHi, guys! I’m about to make you fall in love with this delicious cucumber salad! I’m serious – this might become your new go-to snack, appetizer, lunch, dinner side dish, whatever!

Photo of the finished cucumber salad recipe served up in individual bowls

I feel as though the past few months my family has survived mostly on cheesy, creamy, comfort food dishes. Now that the weather is so much better and much warmer, I’m craving fresher dishes with fresh ingredients (hello, California Spaghetti salad).

Overheard shot of the finished Cucumber Salad with serving utensils

It’s not like me to crave a salad normally, but I guess this is what they call “adulting”? I mean, I could live off this Make-Ahead Eight Layer Salad for a week straight.

Ingredients needed to make Cucumber Salad

A glimmer of hope happened this past week in our local restaurants in Rochester opening up their patios for outdoor seating! Of course, on day 1 my little family went to get food at Panera and we ate outside on their patio. It felt so weird at first!

Ready to make the dressing for the cucumber salad

I just can’t tell you how refreshing it was to drive around and see people eating/drinking outside and just looking alive. It was like this area has totally come back to life, even if just a little at a time!

Adding the spices to the cucumber salad

Isn’t it amazing how quickly you adapt to a new “normal”? Just eating at a restaurant outdoors felt so odd. You can tell I was out of practice, because I forgot a bib and silverware for Eliza.

The dressing for the cucumber salad mixed and ready to be added to the salad.

Are restaurants and stores opening up where you live?

I’m totally craving fresh salads and dishes like this, so I figured why not. I could totally make a meal out of my Caprese Avocado Salad.

Pouring the dressing onto the cucumber salad

After all, you have to know about this deliciousness and how easy it is to make with few ingredients. This cucumber salad is refreshing and flavorful at the same time. I might be making this and my Bacon and Apple Broccoli Salad every summer weekend.

The cucumber salad being made by mixing the cucumber and onions with dressing

So, grab those fresh and juicy cucumbers from your garden (or grocery store) and whip this up! If you have any leftover cucumbers, I’m also loving this Cucumber Gazpacho!

Close-up finished photo of the cucumber salad with onions recipeClose-up photo of the finished cucumber salad recipe served in a large serving bowl for a picnic

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Cucumber Salad
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Recipe type: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 4-6
 
Cucumber Salad is refreshing, flavorful and an embarassingly easy side dish recipe to make for summer with your fresh cucumbers!
Ingredients
  • 3-4 regular cucumbers or 2 English cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup vinegar, white distilled
  • ½ cup water
  • ¾ cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Slice cucumbers and onions and place in large bowl
  2. Sprinkle on celery seed and salt
  3. In a small saucepan, bring vinegar, water and sugar to boil and stir until sugar is dissolved
  4. Carefully pour mixture over cucumbers and mix well
  5. Place in airtight container, cover and seal
  6. Place in refrigerator
  7. Enjoy!
Notes:
  1. Can be made up to 3 or 4 days before serving!

Cucumber Salad is refreshing, flavorful and an embarassingly easy side dish recipe to make for summer with your fresh cucumbers!

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