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Cucumber Salad Trio

Cucumber Salad Trio

These three refreshing versions of simple cucumber salad can be made in advance to serve at your next cookout, potluck, or picnic. Inexpensive but nourishing, and filled with summery flavor, these cucumber salads are the perfect way to celebrate the lazy, easy days of summer.


3 cups thinly sliced cucumbers
1/2 cup thinly sliced onion (Vidalia are nice)

Salad 1

1. Put the cucumbers and onion in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Allow to stand 1 hour, then drain off liquid.

2. In a saucepan, place:

1/3 cup organic sugar
1/4 cup organic apple cider vinegar
1/2 teaspoon celery seed

3. Bring to a boil and cook until sugar is dissolved. Pour this dressing over the drained cucumbers and onions, cover, and chill in fridge several hours, oor overnight. This salad will keep for several days.

Salad 2

1. In a bowl, mix:

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon seasalt
1 tablespoon organic sugar

2. Add to cucumbers and onions and toss to mix.

Salad 3

1. Place cucumbers and onions in a bowl and sprinkle with 1 teaspoon salt. Allow to stand for 1 hour, then drain off liquid.

Add to the cucumbers and onions:

3/4 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or dill weed

Each version serves 4.

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Inspired by Simply in Season, by Mary Beth Lind and Cathleen Hockman-Wert (Herald Press, 2005).

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6:13AM PDT on Aug 7, 2012

sounds good

5:19AM PDT on Jul 30, 2012

Delightful! Thank you! :-D

8:31AM PDT on Aug 2, 2011

These sound interesting. I think I will try them this week. Thanks.

1:16AM PDT on Jul 24, 2011

Thanks for the article.

12:04PM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Cucumbers, only with sour cream, onion, dill, salt and pepper :)

9:51AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

Thank you

6:14AM PDT on Jul 21, 2011

1/3 cup of sugar? You can't be serious? That's just not good for you!

8:06PM PDT on Jul 18, 2011

Thank you Annie, they all look really good!

5:27PM PDT on Jun 2, 2011

Awesome picture! Recipes sound good. Thanks!

3:07AM PDT on Oct 22, 2010


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