Tangy Cucumber and Onion Salad

Tangy Cucumber and Onion Salad

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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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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!
    10 of 10 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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  • Very Good
    4 of 4 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Incredible!
    we just love this..easy healthy and refreshing. and you can leave out the sugar too.. and still good.. especially if you let it sit over night... good with tomatoes and red peppers too..I add cilantro too - 10/8/19

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  • Incredible!
    Quick, easy, delicious - I even threw in some matchstick size pieces of green pepper. Just kept sampling instead of letting it marinade. It gets better, the longer it sits! - 9/20/19

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  • Very tasty and something a little different! - 9/4/19

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  • Nice - 5/22/19

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  • Incredible!
    This is simple and delicious, being diabetic-no sugar - 4/13/19

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  • Looks good. - 3/21/19

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  • My mother used to make a version of this. I couldn't eat it then. The smell still gets my stomach moving. - 2/28/19

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  • Incredible!
    This is a favorite when our garden starts producing so many cucumbers. We enjoyed it very much. - 8/13/18

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  • Great recipe thank you - 12/27/17

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 6/26/17

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  • Incredible!
    one of my favorites for a meal by itself - 3/12/17

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  • Very Good
    Good, but I only used 1/2 of the sugar & it was sweet enough. - 8/12/15

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

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

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

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

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  • Very Good
    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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  • Incredible!
    DELICIOUS! - 3/11/13

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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Very Good
    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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  • Very Good
    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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  • Incredible!
    Yum! - 8/6/11

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

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

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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Incredible!
    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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  • Very Good
    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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