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Southern Cucumber Salad in a gold rimmed bowl.

Refreshing Southern Cucumber Salad Recipe!

This Southern Cucumber Salad is so refreshing, and a perfect side dish for the summer months!
Prep Time 5 mins
Marinating Time (Recommended) 12 hrs
Total Time 12 hrs 5 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 5 people
Calories 16 kcal


  • 1 cucumber English cucumber is preferred; peeled in stripes lengthwise and thinly sliced
  • ½ red onion sliced thinly (can sub Vidalia, white, sweet or yellow onion)
  • ¼ cup vinegar
  • ¼ cup water
  • ¾ ts salt
  • ¾ ts sugar


  • Peel the skin of the cucumber lengthwise with your vegetable peeler, and then slice the cucumber thinly. Thinly slice the red onion. Place the onion and cucumber in a large bowl.  
    Sliced cucumber and red onion on a white plate, glass bowls filled with water and vinegar, small white dishes with sugar and salt.
  • In a separate bowl mix together the vinegar, water, salt, and sugar.  Pour this mixture over the cucumber and onion, and mix well.  You can eat this immediately, however it's best to allow the flavors to meld overnight in the fridge!
    Southern Cucumber Salad in a gold rimmed bowl


You can eat this immediately, however for the best flavor, allow the flavors to meld overnight in the fridge. This onion and cucumber vinegar salad definitely tastes better the next day!
Place the salad in an airtight container that is preferably shallow. That way more of the the cucumber and onion slices are in contact with the tangy dressing.
If you get a chance, stir the marinated cucumbers and onions a few times while the dish is marinating.


Calories: 16kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 0.5gFat: 0.1gSaturated Fat: 0.01gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.004gMonounsaturated Fat: 0.004gSodium: 351mgPotassium: 98mgFiber: 1gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 43IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 12mgIron: 0.2mg
Keyword cucumber and onion salad, cucumber salad, side dish, side salad, southern cucumber salad
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