Vinegar, sugar, salt, and onions add a smooth, versatile flavor to this quick and easy cucumber salad recipe. It only takes a few extra minutes of marinating time to soften the flavor of the onion and help the tangy spice infuse every bite of the cucumber. Pair the salad with grilled hot dogs or pork chops in the summer, or create a cool contrast with grilled chicken or poached salmon in the colder months. Feel free to make it a day ahead and keep it in the fridge – the salad only gets spicier and tastier once it sits.


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • In a medium bowl, toss the cucumber slices with the sugar and salt and let stand for 5 minutes. Stir in the vinegar and onion and refrigerate for 10 minutes, then serve.