For this old-fashioned Southern cucumber salad recipe, thin slices of cucumber and onion marinate just long enough to develop a touch of tanginess without any sharp bite. Serve with sweet dishes like barbecue to lend a refreshing balance.

Virginia Willis
Source: EatingWell Magazine, May/June 2017


Read the full recipe after the video.


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  • Using a vegetable peeler, shave off alternating strips of cucumber to create a striped effect. Thinly slice the cucumber and place in a bowl.

  • Cut the onion very thinly crosswise with a knife or mandoline. Add to the cucumber. Drizzle with vinegar. Add dill, salt and pepper and gently stir to combine. Let stand for 15 minutes to briefly marinate. Gently stir again before serving.


To make ahead: Refrigerate for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts

12 calories; protein 0.7g; carbohydrates 2.7g; dietary fiber 0.9g; sugars 1.2g; vitamin a iu 120.7IU; vitamin c 4.5mg; folate 3.5mcg; calcium 15.5mg; iron 0.3mg; magnesium 2.1mg; potassium 101.6mg; sodium 184.1mg.

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Wonderful light salad. I added a spritz of avocado oil, some slivers of red bell pepper and a half teaspoon of cane sugar to cut the vinegar. Delicious! Read More
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This is the perfect light summery salad. Try cutting the cucumber in ribbons for a little fun. Read More