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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 33.6
  • Total Fat: 0.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 188.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.2 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.8 g
  • Protein: 0.6 g

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Tangy Cucumber and Onion Salad

Submitted by: GBUNDRA
Tangy Cucumber and Onion Salad

Introduction

This light salad perfectly complements spicier main dishes. This light salad perfectly complements spicier main dishes.
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
    1 medium onion, thinly sliced
    2 tbsp granulated sugar
    1/3 cup cider vinegar
    1/2 tsp salt
    1/4 tsp black pepper
    1/3 cup water

Directions

Cut cucumbers and onions into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. Alternate layers of sliced cucumbers and onions in a dish with a tight sealing lid.
In a separate container mix remaining ingredients. Pour over cucumber/onion mixture.
Cover and refrigerate at least 3 hours, shaking the container to distribute the liquid occasionally.
Drain liquid and serve.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user GBUNDRA.






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  • Incredible!
    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
    Down South, we eat this all the time, minus the sugar. I am lazy so I leave the cuke skins on and dice the cukes/onions instead of slicing them. I also like to add grape tomatoes cut in half. Adds more taste and pretty color. BTW, any kind of vinegar can be used, even plain old white vinegar. - 5/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
    Grew up eating this all the time! I also use Splenda (sugar sub.) and soak for a couple of days. I make a huge batch and eat on for days and days! (no salt ~ never have added it and never missed it). - 7/3/08

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  • 4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    I have made this for many years. I do it a little different. I use equal parts water, vinegar & Splenda. And make sure there is enough to cover the cucumbers & onions. If you do Weight Watchers this is no points & it is crunchy & wonderful. - 5/27/08

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  • Very Good
    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great recipe. I use any kind of vinegar I have on hand. I have made this with white vinegar and white wine vinegar, and it is just as tasty. I also added salt and oregano to the marinade. I use the cucumber and onions in sandwiches, as well as a side dish to dinner. - 3/17/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    we use this recipe all the time. My mother thought it was a basic for our meals during growing up. - 12/20/08

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make this all the time during the summer but not sugar, red wine vinegar, water, a little olive oil, S&P, and some minced garlic - 5/28/08

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Just like my grandmother (I'm 60!) used to make! Thanks for reminding me how great a combination this is. - 7/19/07

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very good. Added sugar per my mother-in laws advise. It was very good. - 3/22/09

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very easy too make and tasty - 7/3/08

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great combo! - 6/1/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    great but i used sugarsub and no salt - 5/28/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I have made this for years, w/out the sugar. My family called them summer pickles. Thanks - 5/27/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I will have to add the sugar never tried it that way. Been making it for years. Something grandma made in the summer with fresh garden items.. - 3/27/08

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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great summer dish - 9/2/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Very yummy, especially if you let it soak for a couple of days. Nice and refreshing for a hot summer day. - 8/17/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Simple, delicious, could eat every day...!!!! - 6/4/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    this was a simple and easy recipe with big tangy flavor. an excellent side dish for the summer bbqs. - 5/9/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Great for summer meals. - 4/3/07

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  • Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    make this all the time in the summer family loves it!! - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Wow, my dad always made this when I was a kid! :) - 3/18/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    So easy and very good. - 3/16/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is one I've been looking for; never had it 'till this summer and apparently everyone around these parts has this for their BBQs, but I'm not from around here! - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Easy, tasty and healthy! - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is wonderful! - 3/15/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I just love this recipe! Very easy to prepare, and perfect for picnics. - 3/14/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    I love it! - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This is an awsome recipe. I just love it. - 3/13/07

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    My boys (hubby, son) will eat this by the pailful - great for bbqs and *so* easy - a hit at pot lucks too. - 3/11/07

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  • We loved it! Crisp, refreshing! I will definitely be making this again! - 6/2/14

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  • Cut back on sugar. And it's perfect! Yummy. - 9/29/13

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  • I've been making this salad at least 3 to 4 times weekly due to my family loves it just as much as I do. I have a large family, and this is something that's very highly demanded in my home. I sometimes use red onions just to do something different, especially since I fix it so often. Awesome! - 8/26/13

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  • I used two cucumbers as directed but they were large so I just doubled the rest of the ingredients. This is one of my favorite ways to use up those fresh cucumbers from the garden. Delicious! - 8/7/13

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  • Use to call this refrigerator pickles. I left the skins on and mixed up the vinegar with some I had on hand. Very good. - 8/2/13

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  • My new favorite cucumber salad recipe! Leftovers were just as good as the first day. - 6/12/13

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  • I've made this for years, but use more vinegar (equal vinegar and water). Splenda works well. No salt or pepper ever added. This has been a staple in my family as long as I can remember! I like the suggestion to cut into cubes - this would then work well in salads. - 5/21/13

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  • Used stevia for sweertness. Good, few ingredients, easy... - 5/15/13

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  • Have always made this...We call it Dutch salad. Now I do use Splenda for the sweet and omit the salt. I like white vinegar for it and I weight the mixture down with a plate and keep it in the refrigerator for at least several hours or overnight before serving. A great accompaniment for any meal. - 4/22/13

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  • DELICIOUS! - 3/11/13

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  • I just tried this one, used red wine vinegar and sugar sub, turned out the way I wanted it to - 1/13/13

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  • An old family fave though I omit the onions. - 10/29/12

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  • no sugar, added galic salt, a splash of EVOO & dried basil...definitely made this 5 star - 4/7/12

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  • I have been making a variation and always have a batch on hand in the fridge. I peel alternating sections of 3 large cucumbers to leave some color and then slice very thin using a mandolin slicer- same with a large red onion. I put into a flatter type tupper ware with some low sodium salt, a couple - 3/19/12

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  • Yum! - 8/6/11

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  • This is so much like my mom's recipe! Love it love it love it! I leave the skins on and score them with a fork. - 6/30/11

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  • Awesome!! Tastes like what I remember. ( I sustituted 3 packets of Equal for the sugar for an even fewer calories) - 6/25/11

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  • Very nice on a summer day. - 5/29/11

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  • Old school. But I'd halve the sugar or leave it out all together. Red onion is nice too. - 5/23/11

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  • It is so infuriating when people rate things without trying them--especially when they give a lower rating than the people who have actually made the dish. You can make a comment without giving stars and bringing down someone's average rating, people! UNFAIR to give stars if you didn't make the dish - 12/21/10

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  • This was delicious! Perfect snacking food, and perfect for taking to school with me to have something to munch on between classes! Thank you! - 12/1/10

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  • I keep a container of this in the fridg all the time when I have cukes on the vines in the garden. I make a new batch weekly with a sugar substitute instead of sugar. Agree that any vinegar can be used. Wonderful, cool virtually calorie and carb free side dish that goes with anything. - 9/6/10

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  • I made this last night with white vineger and I also used APRIVA for the suger. It cut out 16 calories per serving. So that would make this just about a freebe. Other than the carbs. But it does get us closer to our 5 fruits daily. Apriva is at FRED MEYERS next to the Splenda. - 8/23/10

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  • Easy to make. Very good flavor! - 8/2/10

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  • Yes, this is a staple in the South. I don't typically use sugar but I might try a little splenda next time. I use a mix between cider and white vinager and I like to add a few cloves of garlic in the jar and let the whole jar marinate for days. It is the BEST!!! - 7/20/10

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  • This is a great, easy recipe for summer. We have lots of cukes from our garden & I can make a big batch. - 8/22/09

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  • I use Persian cukes, so I don't have to peel them. Also substitute Splenda for the sugar for lower cals. Final tweak is to add 1/4 tsp dill weed for a little perkiness. - 11/12/08

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds so good, I can't wait to try this. - 3/20/07

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This sounds good - and with spring coming, there will be fresh veggies soon at the market! - 3/19/07

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  • Sounds like a great dish for a hot summer day. - 3/19/07

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    How big is the serving size? - 3/17/07

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  • Sounds Good. I am going to try it tonight for supper. - 3/15/07

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  • Good
    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
    sounds great - 3/14/07

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