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Creamy Cucumber Salad With Mayo and Vinegar

Delicious Creamy Cucumber Salad

Fresh Cucumbers from my Garden
Fresh Cucumbers from my Garden | Source

Veggies for Dinner

I'm a big believer in having some type of vegetable with dinner. When I choose to prepare salad, I like to switch it up and not always serve the same old lettuce salad. One of my favorite alternatives is cucumber salad. I've tried every kind of cucumber salad imaginable, and this recipe is my favorite by far.

Cucumber Salad with Mayo and Vinegar

3.7 stars from 44 ratings of Cucumber Salad

Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: Serves 8 people

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Ingredients

  • 3 Medium or Large Cucumbers, Sliced Thin
  • 1 Large Sweet Onion, Diced
  • 2 Teaspoons Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 Cup Mayonnaise
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Dill Weed
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/8 Teaspoon Pepper

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Additional Notes: Sweating Cucumber Slices

It is best to let the salted cucumbers sweat. Arrange and salt cucumbers in layers in a bowl. Cover bowl with saran plastic wrap or foil. Set a heavy can or object on top, to help push moisture out. The longer you sweat the cucumbers, the better.

Instructions

  1. Cut onions into slices and salt. (set aside).
  2. Peel and cut cucumbers into thin slices. (set aside).
  3. In mixing bowl, combine mayonnaise, dill weed, white vinegar, apple cider vinegar and sugar. Mix ingredients with a whisk.
  4. Add onions and cucumbers to creamy mixture and toss.
  5. Refrigerate cucumber salad until chilled.

Health Benefits of Cucumbers

According to wholefoods.com, Cucumbers are an excellent source of vitamin K and molybdenum. They are also a very good source of the pantothenic acid, copper, potassium, manganese, vitamin C, phosphorus, magnesium, biotin, and vitamin B1. Not to mention that contain the important nail health-promoting mineral silica.

The New York Times adds other interesting attributes of cucumbers. They can:

  • Help With Hangovers: Just cut up a few slices after a night of cocktailing to reduce dehydration and headache
  • Reduce Bad Breath: If you don't have chewing gum or mints around; cut up slices of cucumber to freshen your breath
  • Increase Your Energy: If your feeling tired and lacking energy, these green veggies are a great alternative to grabbing a soda loaded with caffeine.
  • Reduce Inflammation
  • Aid in Brain Protection: As they can improve memory and decrease the risk of dementia and Alzheimer's.
  • Contain Numerous Antioxidants
  • Reduce the Risk for Certain Types of Cancer
  • Reduce Stress: As they contain multiple sources of vitamin B.
  • Encourage Healthy Digestion: Cucumbers contain high levels of fiber and water which help maintain healthy digestion.
  • Help Maintain Weight: They aid in maintaining healthy weight due to the high fiber/water content.
  • Help Heart Health and Blood Pressure: They contain potassium, which helps to maintain heart health & lowering blood pressure levels.

© 2010 Linda Rogers

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Healing Touch profile image

Healing Touch 6 years ago from Minnetonka, MN

your the best at this recipe. My kids love it too.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thank sis-I love it too!


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Tkumah 6 years ago

Yummy..........


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Tkumah-sis and I have had the cucumber salad three nights in a row due to the humid and hot weather. So refreshing!


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lorlie6 6 years ago from Bishop, Ca

I've been looking for a recipe for this very thing, MT. No kidding-my daughter-in-law has cucumbers growing at the moment. I'm going to bookmark this page!


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

lorlie6-I am always so glad when a recipe is needed. Thx for sharing that with me. I love this recipe. I have about 5 differen't ways to make this cuke salad but this one is the best. Enjoy!


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

I love cucumber. Thank you for the recipe, dear! :)


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

You are so welcome Freya. This is such a easy recipe and so great for hot days. God Bless.


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BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

I absolutely love cucumbers and I'm always looking for ways to use the big crop I always get from the garden. Great recipe.


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

I always LOVE when someone can get something out of one of my hubs. I have about 4 differen't cuke recipes but this one is my favorite. I am so glad you stopped in Bobbi.


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Dr irum 6 years ago

Oh it looks so yummmy , i will try it very soon .Thanks to share with us .


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Minnetonka Twin 6 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi Dr irum and thank you for reading my recipe. I eat this at least once a week and it is so simple and quick to eat. I plan on making some tomorrow as I'll be making a trip to the farmers market.


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leyzaa 5 years ago

sounds good I'll try it this recipe


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi leyzaa. I just had this last night with a ham dinner. Thanks for checking it out:)


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

I know this would be as wonderful as you dear Twin!


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your sooo cute Micky:) :) These are really good cukes.


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PaperNotes 5 years ago

This looks so yummy! Years ago when my grandmother was still alive, she was fond of eating cucumber almost similar to this one, except that her recipe had no mayonnaise.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Hi PaperNotes-My cuke recipe didn't use mayo until this past year when a friend brought her salad to work. I was a changed woman:) LOL


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meteoboy 5 years ago from GREECE

Very delicious!!! Thank you for your suggestion.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

You are welcome meteoboy:)


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theseus 5 years ago from philippines

I'll definitely try this one. I love cucumber.

You can also try making one with only cucumber,mayonnaise, sugar to taste, and pineapple tidbits.Or cucumber, white vinegar, onion,black pepper and sugar to taste.It tastes as good, only cheaper.

Thank's for sharing. God bless.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your so welcome theseus. I love cukes too and can't have enough recipes for them:)


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DREAM ON 5 years ago

Mmmm good.What a great recipe.I use to be just lazy and cut up a cucumber and peel half the skin off and score the rest with a fork to make it look fancy and cover it with italian dressing or sometimes two or more dressings if I want to be creative.Thanks for sharing.My taste buds and stomach can't thank you enough.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Your recipe sounds good too. My recipe is pretty easy too, so give it a try sometime. Thanks for stopping :-)


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moonlake 5 years ago from America

We were just talking about this recipe the other day we have so many cucumbers. My mother-in-law use to make this and I lost her recipe. This looks like it.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota Author

Yae, so glad I could help Moonlake :-) I make this cuke salad all the time.


stessily 4 years ago

MT, I love cucumbers; they're great in salads, soups, and sliced raw.

It is great that you use both white and apple cider vinegar. I can attest that both of them blend so well in a cucumber salad. When I'm feeling really daring, I make a three-vinegar cucumber salad with white, apple cider, and balsamic vinegars.

Thank you for sharing. Homegrown cucumber salad is the best.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

I've never thought of using three vinegars-What a great idea-I'm gonna try this next time I make it- which is usually monthly. I also love slicing cukes and dipping them in my home-made ranch dressing. I buy the Hidden valley Ranch packets and it's so much better than the ranch you buy in the stores.


stessily 4 years ago

MT, Thanks for the tip about Hidden Valley Ranch packets!

Please let me know what you think of using three vinegars. Personally I think that you're gonna like it!

Yummy that you have cucumber salad every month. Another great tip!


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teaches12345 4 years ago

I had to read this hub on cucumber salad. I love the taste and it is so healthy (well, maybe not with so much mayo that I put in it). Anyways, I will have to try your version with apple cider vinegar (this is way healthier). Thanks for sharing! Voted up, up!


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks for your votes and for checking out my recipe. I have made every kind of cuke recipe and this one is my very favorite and it's so easy.


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rahul0324 4 years ago from Gurgaon, India

I love salads and I love cucumber in them! I am going to try them for sure... Looks ravishing to me....

:)


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

Thanks Rahul-I grow cucumbers every summer and it makes for such a fresh cuke salad. Let me know how you like this recipe. Thx so much for coming by :-)


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Peggy W 4 years ago from Houston, Texas

Hi Linda,

My mother always salted her sliced cucumbers also and then put a plate on top of them and a weight. It would draw lots of juice after a time (hours) and she would discard the juice and rinse the cucumbers thoroughly and then dress them much as you do. About time I made more of it. Thanks for the reminder! Voted useful.


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Minnetonka Twin 4 years ago from Minnesota Author

My mom did the same thing with our cukes. I don't do it with this recipe but when I just add vinegar, I do let them sweat. Funny the memories food brings up. Thanks for coming by.


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gmwilliams 3 years ago from the Greatest City In The World-New York City, New York

Sounds delicious, shall try it soon!


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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota Author

thanks for reading the easy and delish salad :-)

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