Quick Marinated Cucumber Salad

cucumber salad

Cucumber Salad

This quick marinated cucumber salad is one of my favorite summertime side dishes.  It keeps a few days in the fridge… not sure how long because I usually eat it up within 4 or 5 days.  You can make this the day you’re serving it if you can allow a couple of hours for everything to sit in the fridge marinating a bit.

I always use onions and cucumbers. I usually add chopped red or green pepper but if I don’t have any that won’t stop me from making this!  If you want it to look extra pretty, peel the cucumbers leaving a thin strip of peel between points so each slice has a slight bit of peel on it. I like to use red onion in this for the color but would use white or yellow if I didn’t have red.

Quick Marinated Cucumber Salad

  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbs sugar
  • 2-3 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup green or red peppers, chopped (optional)
  • 1/2 cup sliced onions
  1. Combine the water, vinegar, salt and sugar in a bowl and stir to dissolve.
  2. Add the vegetables and stir again, then let sit in the refrigerator an hour or two before serving. You can also make this a day ahead as it tastes great with a longer marinating time.




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