Sunday, February 27, 2011

Mom's Cucumber & Onion Salad

I picked up a couple pounds of meyer lemons and was planning on making lemon bars or lemon & rosemary jam.  Unfortunately, i just haven't felt like cooking.  But i have felt like some of my mom's delicious cucumber & onion salad.  It's similar to Factor's, but it's even better because we use the persian cucumbers and slice them paper thin.   Plus, i use Splenda sugar instead of the real thing, so at least i don't have to feel guilty when i eat a cucumber salad.

  • 1 cup of white vinegar
  • 1 cup of sugar (or splenda)
  • 1-1/2 cups of water
  • 1 sweet onion
  • Dill
  • 12 Persian cucumbers.
Heat the vinegar, water and sugar in a large bowl until the sugar dissolves.
(To make it super easy, i just add all 3 ingredients to a 4 cup pyrex measuring bowl and then heat it in the microwave for 5 minutes.)
Let the mixture cool, either in the refrigerator or on the counter.
Slice the cucumbers and onion as thin as paper.  I use a mandolin which does the job perfectly and in a flash!
After the mixture has cooled, pour over the cucumber and onions. 
Add the dill.

Buon appetito!


  1. My mom used to make this salad and I haven't had it in years. She used Rice Wine Vinegar. I'll have to make it one of these days!

  2. Thank you for the acknowledgement! I have been wanting to make them and just don't seem to get to it. They are so simple to make...just "lazy" I guess. I love having them in the fridge because it is a great accompaniment with so many things. They last for quite a while and they do "perk" up a meal!
    So glad to hear you like them enough to receipe!!

  3. Karen, apparently this salad is a "mom's salad". Everyone's mom makes/made it. Well, since i'm not a mom, i'm breaking the mold.

    Mom, it will be my pleasure to make you some and without the Splenda. XO