Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Cucumber Salad

This is one of my favorite salads in summer when the cucumbers are freshly picked from the garden. My Mom used to mix a cucumber salad with vinegar, salt, and onions but I prefer them this way.
Another favorite way I like to eat them is to cut the cucumber in half, sprinkle salt on one half of the cucumber and then rub the two halves together. A nice snack indeed!
  • 4 - 7" cucumbers
  • 3 tablespoons mayo
  • 2 teaspoons vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped
  1. Peel cucumbers and cut in 1/8 to 1/4" slices. If using fresh cucumbers you can leave the peel on if so desired.
  2. Whisk together mayo, vinegar, salt, pepper and dill.
  3. Pour over cucumbers and mix.
  4. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  5. Serves: 5 to 6


  1. My favourite cucumber salad is a similar style but with different flavours:
    - 2 tbsp sour cream
    - 1/2 tbsp sugar
    - 1 tsp lemon juice
    - pinch of salt
    - fresh dill (optional)

    Whisk together dressing ingredients, then stir in enough cucumbers (thinly sliced) so that they are covered. Serve immediately or chill before serving.

  2. Betty, does this dressing have a lot of 'bite' to it? By using vinegar but no sugar, does that make it highly acidic?

    1. According to my taste it doesn't really have much of a bite to it. You can add a bit of sugar if you like.

  3. My Grandmother used to make them like Kate's, with that dollop of sour refreshing..

  4. I just cut up a bunch of cucumbers add some sour cream... or buttermilk, green onion a little dill .. and a chopped hard boiled egg.... best lunch you ever had.

    1. oops you could add some vinegar too it you like it. I dd sometimes.

    2. Sounds delicious! I will add an egg to my cucumber salad next time. I know I will love it.