This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare.

Bring this dish to your next potluck, cookout or family gathering for a side dish everyone will love.

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

We are addicted to Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe!

Lately cucumbers have been really cheap. My husband’s grandma used to make him cucumber and onions and since she has passed he has continued  asking me to make him some.

Check out this video to see how to make this Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe!

I had no idea what he was talking about, so finally I gave it a try. I just love the flavor and I finally understand why my husband loves it so much. 😉

This salad is perfect for any BBQ, family gathering, or for a summer snack. Really… we keep this in our fridge all the time when I can get cucumbers cheap.

It is so good that everyone gobbles it up quickly. I love that it is healthy and delicious!

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

Tip for cucumber onion salad:

To make your life easy, make sure you buy a mandoline slicer (if you don’t have one yet). We just LOVE ours and it makes slicing cucumbers and onions a breeze.

I can slice them all in half the time with my slicer. You definitely want one of these!

Also, check out some of my favorite tips on how to cut onions without crying.

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

How long can you store cucumber salad?

It will stay good in the refrigerator for at least a week. I know it is really simple, but if you love cucumbers, you will love this easy salad.

Oh and yes… we have been guilty of eating it directly out of the fridge.

Our salad never lasts that long around here because even my kids go crazy over this salad. We all love it so much that we snack on it all week!

What can I do with extra cucumbers from my garden?

This recipe is one of our favorite ways to use up extra cucumbers from the garden or when we can get them cheap at the store. It is so easy and cheap to make.

You can’t go wrong with this recipe.

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.
This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

We also like tomato cucumber onion salad apple cider vinegar variation.

Just add tomatoes to the recipe and you have a gorgeous burst of color and even more flavor. You can add the tomatoes to the recipe as is or try also substituting apple cider vinegar for the white vinegar.

This so delicious and we often just use what is in season or on sale at the grocery store. This is a great way to help your budget and it will still turn out perfectly.

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

Both options are awesome. Just use what you have.

I am all about using what is on sale at the grocery store or that I already have in the freezer. I cut our grocery bill by 50% off by following these 8 Tips for for Saving Money on Groceries by Menu Planning! Save that money for something else or to give you family wiggle room in the budget.

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

What do you need to make cucumber and onion salad:

  • cucumbers
  • onion
  • white vinegar
  • sugar
This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

How to make Grandma’s cucumber and onion salad:

Peel and slice the cucumbers really thin. This is when the mandoline slicer comes in handy.

Next, slice the onions really thin.

I like to use a container with lid to mix the vinegar, sugar and water. It is so easy to just add the cucumbers and onions and then just use it to store the salad in.

You have less mess and less clean up!

Put your salad in the fridge and leave it for a few hours before eating.

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

It is so good! Keep reading for the full recipe.

Try this old fashioned cucumbers and onions in vinegar!

I love that something so simple is so delicious. Not only is this recipe so easy to make but it is so inexpensive as well.

Our entire family loves it and it is always a hit wherever I bring it. I have added tomatoes and even left off the onions because I was out and it was still amazing.

I don’t think I have ever had a variety of this salad I didn’t like. It really is so versatile and so good however you make it.

This simple and inexpensive Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is simply fabulous! The flavor is amazing but it is just so easy to prepare and the best side dish.

Serve this cucumber onion salad recipe any day of the week!

This goes really well grilled chicken. We just love it!

Make it your own and try fresh dill or even add sour cream to make a creamy cucumber onion salad.

Try sweet onion or red onion for a change. They all go so well with the cucumber slices and vinegar sugar mixture.

You can also try wine vinegar with the cucumber tomato salad. We have used regular cucumber or English cucumber and it was amazing.

Seriously, you can’t go wrong with this!

Print this cucumber onion salad recipe below:

Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe

4.57 from 16 votes
You just have to try this easy Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe next time you find cucumbers on sale. This easy salad recipe is perfect for a summer BBQ or a snack.
Prep Time 10 mins
Total Time 3 hrs 10 mins
Servings 6
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 65
Author Eating on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 3 Cucumbers
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 cup Vinegar (white or apple cider)
  • 1 cup Water
  • 1/4 cup Granulated Sugar

Instructions

  • Peel and slice the cucumbers into thin strips.
  • Slice the onions.
  • In a container (with a lid) combine the water, vinegar, and sugar.
  • Stir until combined.
  • Add in the cucumbers and onions. Place lid on top and shake.
  • Place in the refrigerator and let it cool for at least a few hours before eating.
  • Eat with a fork… or your fingers!

Recipe Notes

This simple and inexpensive salad is simply fabulous!

Nutrition Facts

Calories 65kcal, Carbohydrates 13g, Protein 1g, Sodium 6mg, Potassium 230mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 11g, Vitamin A 110IU, Vitamin C 6.2mg, Calcium 28mg, Iron 0.4mg

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  1. I`ve been growing Cucumbers for years,point is,I get too many,I give a hell of a lot of them away,the rest go to waste.

  2. 5 stars
    Have made this recipe three times since I read it two weeks ago. This stuff is great! I added a little celery seed (following the advice of a friend whose mother made it that way) but do not really notice any added flavor. Perhaps I did not use enough. I will probably experiment (add tomatoes) but it is delicious just as listed in the recipe. I have used the same water/vinegar, sugar mixture three times — when I’m starting to run out, I just add more cukes and onion.

  3. 5 stars
    This has been a family summer staple of ours since I was a child. We always included tomatoes cut in wedges and some salt & pepper.

  4. I have made this most of my life. I don’t use any sugar because the sugar doesn’t taste good to me. Once got a hold of some with sugar and it was gross. Just vinegar salt and a little pepper is all you need.

  5. If you add tomatoes and use cucumber ranch dressing it makes it better I been making it for my kids and they love it

  6. My grandma was making this as long back as I can remember the recipe with sugar love it!!! She’s been gone for several years & I haven’t even thought about making it!!! Thanks for the memory making recipe soon!!!

  7. My Mom made this and another variety where she also added a little milk. It was delicious but I don’t know amounts of ingredients.

  8. I’ve been doing a similar recipe… the only difference is thinly sliced banana peppers and course ground pepper are added….. oh so spicy and sweet !!

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