'I Hate Cucumbers!' Cucumber Salad

'I Hate Cucumbers!' Cucumber Salad

Mrs C 0

"My grandpa frequently sends me veggies from his garden, and the cucumbers always go bad! Though I've never cared for them much, this is an easy recipe that even I can enjoy. For more crunch, you may want to slice your veggies thicker."

Ingredients 1 h 25 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 71 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 71 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.5 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 7.7g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium:
  • 76 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Stir together vinegar, sugar, pepper, and dill in a large bowl until the sugar has dissolved. Stir in the mayonnaise until smooth, then add cucumbers, celery, and red onion until evenly coated with the dressing. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour. Season to taste with salt and stir once again before serving.
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  1. 40 Ratings


This salad was very refreshing. I made a few changes though. I increased the sugar from 2 tsp to 3 Tbs. because it was very sour. I also substituted 6 oz. plain yogurt for the mayo, and I used about 2 Tbs of dill from a tube made by Gourmet Gardens (it has a much fresher taste than dried dill, but not as strong, so more is needed). I sliced the cucumbers using the side of my cheese grater and quickly sliced the cucumbers and onion very thinly. I omitted the celery. I'd definitely make this again, especially for a summer bbq.


This recipe is similar to something we used to make at my uncle's deli, with the addition of sliced fresh tomatoes. When I attempted to make the dressing for this salad, the proportions didn't work to my liking, so I ended up discarding half the dressing and adding more mayonnaise to cut the strong vinegar taste and reduce the soupy consistency (and a tad more sugar!)... If you prefer the original proportions, I might also recommend trying a slightly more mild rice wine vinegar.


I ended up halving the vinegar (because I didn't have enough) and pretty much doubling the mayo (to make it creamier)and used celery seed instead of celery. Came out really good! Never would have thougt that one up on my own. Even my picky husband liked it. Put it right into my recipe book!