Friday, May 24, 2013

Sweet & Sour Cucumber Salad


I don't like cucumbers too much, and I am not a big fan of pickles. But this Cucumber Salad is just perfect and I love it! It is super easy and is best made the night before though you can serve after an hour in the fridge.





Cucumber Salad

4 cucumbers, sliced thin
¼  of a white onion thinly sliced
1 tb of chopped fresh dill
¾ c of apple cider vinegar
¾ c sugar
½ tsp of salt


Peel skin from cucumbers leaving a strip of peel creating stripes to make it pretty. (If you don't like the peel, then peel it all the way off.) Slice thinly and place in a large bowl. Add onions and dill. In a microwavable container, mix sugar, vinegar and salt and microwave till it almost boils, about 1 1/2 minutes. Pour over cucumbers and stir. Let it sit for about 10 minutes and stir every now and then. Refrigerate at least one hour before serving, overnight is best.* Serve using a slotted spoon.

*It will seem as if there is not enough of the vinegar/sugar mixture but as the cucumbers marinade in it, they will release their moisture and you will have a lot of juice in the bowl.
 * This is a repost. 

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64 comments:

  1. This sounds delicious! I've pinned it to try later! Have a fabulous Memorial Day Weekend!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  2. Followed your link from the DearCreatives linky party, this looks delicious, I will have to give it a try soon.

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  3. I make essentially the same salad. I really like it. I make it without onions for my husband and with for myself.

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  4. I can't wait for the cucumbers from my garden. This sounds delish! We're having a party at Tumbleweed Contessa tomorrow featuring salads. I'd love for you to bring this over. Www.tumbleweedcontessa com/blog

    Wishes for tasty dishes,

    Linda

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  5. This looks delicious and refreshing! Can't wait to try it this summer! Thanks for linking up with us at One Sharendipity Place!

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  6. Thanks for joining us at Saturday Dishes, Pinned to Saturday Dishes board ~ Paula

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  7. Perfect for summer! Pinned this! Thanks for linking up at Family Fun Friday. Sincerely,
    Monica
    http://happyandblessedhome.com

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  8. I'm heading to the Farmer's market today and I'm definitely making your recipe!

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  9. Love the idea of the sweet and sour in this recipe and great idea peeling the cucumbers to look pretty in the salad!

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  10. That sounds good! I was wanting a cucumber salad recipe that was easy and didn't have mayo. Thanks for the idea!

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  11. I love cucumber salad but have never made it with apple cider vinegar before. I'll have to give it a try-thanks for the recipe!

    If you have a minute to spare I'd be so thrilled if you could share this post at my weekly Say G'Day Saturday linky party. It's on now and this would be a perfect addition!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz
    www.natashainoz.com

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  12. New fan coming over Mop it Up Monday. I would love for you to come share this post at our From the Farm Blog Hop. Hope to see you there!
    Lisa
    Fresh Eggs Daily
    http://www.fresh-eggs-daily.com/2013/05/from-farm-blog-hop-34.html

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  13. This sounds so fresh and crisp for summer meals. I will be sure to try it! :>)
    Linda @ www.paperseedlings.com

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  14. Hi, this cucumber salad sounds so good and I would love to try it! Thanks for sharing.
    Julie from julieslifestyle.blogspot.com

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  15. Oh yum! This is right up my alley food wise! I would love for you to share this at what i am eating http://www.townsend-house.com/2013/05/what-i-am-eating-29.html

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  16. Hello! Newest blog follower here! I love your blog! I love cucumber salad but I never really know how to make it...now I do! ;)

    Middleagemonologues.blogspot.com

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  17. I adore cucumbers and especially cucumber salad. I love that this one has no oil in it. Found your link on What'd You Do This Weekend link party.

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  18. Looks delicious! I never liked cucumbers much when I was growing up, but really don't mind them in salads now. Strange how things grow on you.

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  19. Love all of the ingredients, can"t wait to try it, thanks!

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  20. I love this salad! Pinning it!
    I would love for you to come over to Tuesday Trivia @ http://www.memoriesbythemile.com/ and share.
    Wanda Ann @ Memories by the Mile

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  21. It sounds delicious and so easy! This will become a summer staple for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Have a very blessed day.
    Linda at The French Hens Nest

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  22. Looks like a delicious way to add more veggies to my diet! Stopping by from In and Out of the Kitchen. Would you mind to link this up to my blog hop? http://carriethishome.com/2013/05/frugal-crafty-home-blog-hop-25/

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  23. I mike something similar called Quick Pickles but it has no sugar. Your recipe though looks just like what the mom of my best friend growing up used to make every summer for us. Yum! Thanks for linking up at Pin It Tuesday!

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  24. I love cucumbers! Thanks for linking up to Pin It Tuesday.

    Katie @ http://herpretty.com

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  25. That looks so refreshing! Perfect for summer days!!

    I am stopping by from the Fluster Buster!
    Take care,
    Frances
    www.notionsfromnonny.com

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  26. oh, this sounds so tasty, I can't wait to try it!

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  27. Yum! I love this salad. My grandma always had a big garden, and cucumber and corn were always plentiful during the summer. This reminds me so much of her! I she didn't add dill, but it sounds so good. Thanks for sharing :)

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  28. Your photos make that salad look so crisp and refreshing. I think I might go make some right now since I have all the ingredients!

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  29. popping in from the powerful mothering pin party!
    i love cukes in the summer, pinned this recipe! thx!

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  30. This looks so yummy! Who doesn't love cucumbers?! I would love it if you would come and link this up at my link party
    Dandelion Wishes Wednesday. I'm also pinning this :)

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  31. Cukes are my favorite salad ingredient - I love them with cider vinegar. I will be trying this out!

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  32. We just loved your post and your blog and we're so glad to have you join us at our One Sharendipity Place Link-up Party this past weekend!! It has been so much fun finding your site and others like yours out there!! We hope you'll join us again this weekend!!
    Thanks again & God bless,
    Sue @ thet2women.com

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  33. Yum, I love salads like this! My dad used to make 'em for me!

    Thanks so much for linking up to "Making Your Home Sing Monday" today! :)

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  34. I featured you this week on Blissful & Domestic. Stop by and check it out!

    Danielle @ Blissful & Domestic
    www.blissfulanddomestic.com

    http://www.blissfulanddomestic.com/2013/05/weekly-recipe-roundup-2.html

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  35. My mom used to make this salad and I loved it! Thanks for the reminder. :-)

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  36. I love this in the summertime...SO refreshing! Thank you for linking up at HickoryTrail

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  37. Hi Connie, Sounds so good & my kiddo loves cucumbers. Glad you shared your recipe! Happy almost weekend! Theresa @ DearCreatives.com

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  38. This recipe is so refreshing for grilled foods, would love it if you would join our BBQ Block Party-Linky Party.
    http://easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com/

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  39. Seeing your post linked up at the Creative HomeAcre Hop was mouthwatering! Thanks for joining us and we hope you'll come and party again on Sunday at http://mumtopia.blogspot.com/2013/05/CreativeHomeAcreHop2ndJun.html

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  40. That looks really good. I love adding dill to dressings.

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  41. My hubby would flip over this recipe~ Can't wait until fresh cucumbers are in season so I can make this! Lynn @ Turnips 2 Tangerines

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  42. This looks really good. Years ago, I made cucumber salads quite often. I don't know why I stopped, but I'm going to make one this weekend. Thanks for the reminder! Visiting from Lamberts Lately.

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  43. Oh yum! I gotta try this. Thanks so much for sharing at Give Me The Goods Monday!
    Jamie @ Better With Age

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  44. This looks so yummy!!! I love cucumber salads and am always looking for new recipes! Thanks so much for linking up at Give Me the Goods Monday Link Party!
    Amy @ www.commona-myhouse.blogspot.com

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  45. YUM! I love cucumbers and we have lots planted in our garden this year. This sounds perfect. Thanks for sharing!

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  46. What a great summer salad! Thanks for sharing on the BBQ Block Party. Hope to see you next week! http://www.easylifemealandpartyplanning.blogspot.com

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  47. Oh goodness gracious. This looks so yummy! And healthy! I love seeing healthy recipe's here on the net..... :)


    hugs xx Crystelle
    Crystelle Boutique

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  48. Oh yummy! My husband introduced me (years ago when we first married) to cucumbers in vinegar... and I fell in love! When we were pregnant with our son I would literally drink the vinegar! I know, gross huh? lol But it was so good to me! Thanks for sharing at Party In Polka Dots!

    Shelley

    www.piggyinpolkadots.com

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  49. I host a weekly link party called "Seasonal Sundays". This week, in honor of my fourth blog-a-versary, I'm having a giveaway of a $100.00 gift certificate to HomeGoods/TJ Maxx. I'd love to have you join the fun!

    - The Tablescaper

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  50. Pretty soon I'll have tons of cucumbers. Thanks for the recipe and thanks for sharing at The Gathering Spot this week :) Diane @MamalDiane

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  51. Good Morning! I have featured you at The Creative HomeAcre Hop this morning! Have a wonderful day!

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/join-us-at-creative-homeacre-hop.html

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  52. My mom makes something similar with tomatoes and cucumbers. I think she only wilts the cucumbers, not the tomatoes.

    Thanks for linking up at Fabulously Frugal Thursday!

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  53. My German Grandmother used to make something like this. I love a simple yet tasty recipe like this. It is the perfect salad for the warm days of summer.

    Thank you for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party! I look forward to seeing what you bring next week!

    Cynthia at http://FeedingBIg.com

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  54. This sounds really interesting! I love apple cider vinegar and can really imagine it working well with cucumbers! Thank you so much for linking up with me this week at Tasty Tuesdays! I’ve pinned this & shared it with my followers! Please be sure to stop back by tomorrow & link up your best “man food” recipes in honor of Father’s Day!

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  55. I don't like cukes, but I love pickles. Go figure. I think this recipe is for me :o)
    Thanks for sharing at the party!
    Stacey

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  56. This looks pretty good - a nice summer treat! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime!!

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  57. This is one of my favorite summer salads, Connie! Thanks so much for sharing at last week's All My Bloggy Friends! I can't wait to see what you share this week :)

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  58. I love cucumbers AND pickles! This recipe was delicious!
    Thanks for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

    http://back2basichealth.blogspot.com/2013/06/tuesdays-with-twist-9-party-time.html

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  59. Looks so tasty! I'll definitely give it a try!

    I've shared today on my blog: http://www.52mantels.com/2013/06/summer-food-crafts.html

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  60. Very pretty. Thanks so much for sharing with Adorned From Above's Blog Hop 55. We can't wait to see what you have for us this week. This weeks party is live.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com

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  61. This reminds me of a dish my grandmother used to make! I just pinned this to my Salad and dressings board! Thanks so much for sharing @ Great Idea Thursday's :) Krista @ A Handful of Everything

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  62. Just wanted to say I had found this on the Its Overflowing link up earlier this summer. We've been enjoying this recipe ALL SUMMEER. I've made a ton of variations depending on what's come up in our garden & what's at the farmer's markets. Bush pickles, burpless, armenian & delictesse cucs have all tasted great. White, sweet, and red onions all add different flavor and we even sliced a hot pepper into one batch. The dressing is so versatile it really works with any cuc/onion combo.

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