cucumber and onion saladThis is one of my favorite recipes of the summer! It is the perfect way to enjoy the fresh cucumbers that are abundant this time of year.  It is one of my dad’s favorites; he prepares it every summer. It has a sweet and tangy flavor like Tangy Pea and Macaroni Salad and Old-Fashioned Potato Salad. And did I mention…this recipe is super easy to make. So let’s get started.

First you need 5 cucumbers.

cucumbersNext peel the skins off of the cucumbers. 

pealing cucumbersCut the cucumbers into thin slices. The thinner the slices the more of the flavor they will absorb while sitting in the dressing. 

sliced cucumbersSlice your half of an onion and then cut each slice in half.

sliced onionsMix your cucumbers and onions together in a bowl.

cucumbers and onionsAdd the 1 1/2 cups of sugar to the bowl.

cucumbers and sugarAdd the 3 tablespoons of vinegar.

cucumbers and vinegarAdd 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper.

cucumbers and salt and pepperAdd just enough water to cover the cucumbers in the bowl.

adding water

Now mix everything until it is all combined.  Then put it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to let the flavors combine and absorb into the cucumbers. Now you have the perfect addition to your next meal or you have a delicious, refreshing snack.

Cucumber and Onion Salad
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Ingredients
  1. 5 cucumbers
  2. 1/2 onion
  3. 1 1/2 cups sugar
  4. 3 tablespoons vinegar
  5. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  6. 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  7. water (just enough to cover cucumbers in the bowl)
Instructions
  1. First you need 5 cucumbers. Next peel the skins off of the cucumbers. Cut the cucumbers into thin slices. The thinner the slices the more of the flavor they will absorb while sitting in the dressing. Slice your half of an onion and then cut each slice in half. Mix your cucumbers and onions together in a bowl. Add the 1 1/2 cups of sugar to the bowl. Add the 3 tablespoons of vinegar. Add 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Add just enough water to cover the cucumbers in the bowl. Now mix everything until it is all combined. Then put it in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours to let the flavors combine and absorb into the cucumbers.
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