Sweet Cucumber Salad


Cucumbers were always a vegetable I overlooked. I never saw them having much flavor and never knew how to “cook” them. Then I came across this recipe for sweet and sour cucumbers. I decided to try it out. I had most of the ingredients and loved how easy it looked. 

Soon enough I had the cucumbers sliced, ingredients mixed and the salad chilling in the refrigerator until dinnertime. Once served, I was surprised how tasty and sweet this was. The salt and vinegar definitely give it a kick and is very refreshing.

This is a great and easy recipe to serve as a side and would be a hit at a cookout! I really enjoyed this dish and now buy cucumbers on the regular! 

Ingredients: 2 cucumbers, sugar, salt, pepper, vinegar and fresh dill.

Finely slice the cucumbers and sprinkle salt on them in a strainer. 

In a separate bowl, stir vinegar, dill, sugar, and pepper until sugar is dissolved.

Drain cucumbers well; pat dry. 

Add cucumbers to dressing and stir to blend.

Refrigerate at least 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Table of Contents


  • 2 cucumbers, unpeeled, very thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place cucumber slices in a strainer.
  2. Sprinkle with salt; toss to coat.
  3. Let stand 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. For dressing, stir vinegar, dill, sugar, and pepper in large bowl until sugar is dissolved. (Add ingredients to taste. I found the vinegar was too much so reduced the amount)
  5. Drain cucumbers well; pat dry.
  6. Add cucumbers to dressing and stir to blend.
  7. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours; serve cold.

*Makes 6 to 8 servings*


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