Monday, July 20, 2015

Marinated Cucumber Salad

Our garden is bursting with a plethora of ripe cucumbers right now, so we are scrambling to use them all. In addition to trying several refrigerator pickle recipes and making some fresh garden salads, I whipped up a batch of marinated cucumber salad this morning. This is a recipe that my mom has made for many years and the beauty of it is its simplicity. You only need a few ingredients and it mixes together quickly. After a few hours of marinating, you are treated to a crisp fresh side dish with your meal.

Marinated Cucumber Salad         

1 cucmber
1 onion
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water 
1 Tbsp sugar
1/4 tsp salt

Peel and slice the cucumber and thinly slice the onion into rings and place in a small bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients and stir until the salt and sugar are dissolved. Pour over the cucumber and onion mixture and allow the salad to marinate for 2 hours. Drain the salad and serve.

See, I told you this was a quick and easy recipe! It's a tasty side dish to serve with a meal on a hot summer evening, and a great way to use some cucumbers if many are ripening at the same time. What are some of your favorite ways to utilize the fresh produce from your garden?


  1. Hi Dorene! It's Judy Pimperl, and I've jumped over for a visit after hearing from you this morning. First, let me say that I LOVE the look of your blog! And that marinated cucumber recipe is a must try. I'm adding you to my blogroll now! Can't wait to plunder around a little more and see what other tidbits you've shared! Thanks for "introducing" yourself to me today.

    1. I'm so glad you stopped by Judy and I am following your blog as well. This salad is a great side dish during these warm weather months....I hope you enjoy it.

  2. Dorene,
    My Mom used to make something similar and she also made cucumbers with sour cream and chive which I used to love but unfortunately, IBS does not allow me to eat fruit and vegetables anymore......
    Thanks for bringing back some sweet memories of my childhood!!
    I hope all is well with you and things have settled down a bit for you...Email me when you get a chance......Yes, I start my part time schedule tomorrow!! WHOA!!


  3. Hi Deb,
    Our mother's must have had similar recipes! This one was my mom's and she also made a cucumber salad with sour cream that sounds like the one you describe. Congrats on going part time....I'm looking forward to seeing all the creative ideas you come up with in the new free time you will have. Enjoy the extra days earned them! From experience I know how rewarding our profession is, but there are times when those long shifts can wear you down. Your patients are sure to reap the rewards of your new schedule as I'm sure you'll return to work more energized than ever after having more time off.