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Mom's Cucumbers Recipe

Mom's Cucumbers

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"Tasty marinated cucumbers. Ideal for a fresh side salad."

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Original recipe makes 4 to 6 side salad servings Change Servings


  1. Peel the cucumbers and slice wafer thin. Sprinkle with salt. Let stand 30 minutes, then squeeze cucumbers to release moisture.
  2. In a medium size bowl mix sugar, water, vinegar, celery seed, and onion. Add cucumbers to mixture. Mix well. Refrigerate 1 hour.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 04, 2004

Last time I made a cucumber salad I ruined it. So I wanted a recipe that rated well. I made this for a small gathering on our boat for Independence Day fireworks. We grilled steak and cooked corn on the cobb. (Not much room to cook anything else on a boat, so this was a great make ahead side salad. It was a big hit. I did alter the recipe only slightly. I used 1/4 red onion, very thinly sliced instead of the chopped onion. I did leave out the celery seed (I didn't have it) and added fresh, chopped parsley. Fabulous! Thanks Karen.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 21, 2003

This sounded like a good salad to go along with my turkey and trimmings. I regret to say, but I can't give it more than two stars. Will not make it again.

Aug 20, 2004

This cucumber salad is better than what I remember my grandmother making! I did substitute the distilled white vinegar with white wine vinegar -- it made for a little bit more mellow and sweeter marinade.

Jul 27, 2009

I have always made my grandmother's recipe, very similar to this. I use garlic rather than onion and sprinkle with dill weed.

Jul 27, 2009

I really love cucumber salad and this one is very good. I usually skip adding water and don't bother sqeezing out any water after the cuke's have been salted. Occasionally will add sour cream later but there's usually none left to add it to.

Apr 05, 2005

Wonderful! I used English cucumbers (so much nicer than those nasty waxy ones with the tough pips), and used a vegetable peeler to slice off strips of peel. I substituted toasted sesame seeds for the celery seed as I don't like them. This tasted just like the cucumber salad at a local sushi bar! Thank you!

Jan 08, 2004

What a refreshing salad! I took it to a potluck and got lots of complements. I did slice the onions and add thinly sliced tomatoes for color.

Jul 23, 2003

I like to add a dollop of sour cream to this refreshing salad.


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  • Calories
  • 68 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.2 g
  • 2%
  • Sodium
  • 469 mg
  • 19%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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