Grandma's Cucumber and Onion Salad

Grandma's Cucumber and Onion Salad

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"Both of my grandmothers made this salad every summer when their gardens produced baskets of cucumbers. It's a cool, fresh side dish for any meal. One of my grandmas omitted the green pepper and the celery seed. She also put ice in it to chill it quickly and cut the vinegar taste."
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30 m servings 130 cals
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Original recipe yields 14 servings



  • Calories:
  • 130 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Carbs:
  • 32.9g
  • 11%
  • Protein:
  • 0.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 363 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.


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  1. Place cucumber slices in a colander and liberally sprinkle salt over cucumbers; set aside until water starts to release from cucumbers, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse cucumbers.
  2. Mix cucumbers, onions, and green bell pepper together in a bowl.
  3. Whisk sugar, vinegar, celery seed, and 2 teaspoons salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; pour over cucumber mixture and stir until evenly coated.


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I love this salad! I don't care for celery seed though, so the only thing I did differently was to swap it out for a little bit of fresh dill. So easy, so yummy!

I made this for a carry in dinner at work. It was very easy and everyone loved it. I cut out about a half cup of the sugar and used fresh dill instead of the celery seeds. We had a lot of food l...

I cut the recipe in half...the family loved it and I'll make more next time. Would be great to accompany cookouts.

I made this for a family cookout. Everyone loved it!! Easy. Best if it sits for a day before serving

Instead of green peppers I added yellow and orange peppers and also for the added color I put in the purple onion. Not too hot and it tasted delicious.

Very good! I read the other reviews and did the same on the sugar, cut it back a half cup. Perfect!

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