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Close up shot of marinated cucumbers in a serving bowl garnished with fresh dill
Cucumber Salad with Vinegar
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Chilling Time
1 hr
Total Time
1 hr 10 mins

Mom's recipe for Cucumber Salad with Vinegar is a healthy and easy side dish to pair with any summer meal!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber salad, cucumber salad with vinegar, marinated cucumbers
Servings: 12 servings (about 1/2-cup each)
Calories: 12 kcal
Author: Blair
  • 2 seedless English cucumbers (or about 3 regular cucumbers), peeled if desired (about 1.75 lbs. or 6 cups total)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • Chopped fresh dill or chopped fresh parsley, to taste
  1. Slice cucumbers very thinly and place in a large bowl. I like to use a mandoline to keep the slices even and to make the process very fast, but you can just use a knife if you prefer.

  2. In a separate small bowl or in a jar, whisk or shake together vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper and herbs. Pour over cucumbers. Cover; chill at least one hour or overnight. Drain cucumbers and serve!

Recipe Notes
  • Optional additions to the salad: you can add thinly sliced shallots, red onions, or sweet onions to the salad. My mom has also added thinly sliced mini sweet bell peppers, which add a nice touch of color.
  • Prep ahead! You need at least 1 hour to chill this salad, but you can prepare it far in advance, as necessary.
  • How long can you keep cucumbers in vinegar? The cucumber salad will stay fresh in the refrigerator for at least 1 week. The cucumbers will get softer as they sit, but they'll still be good!
  • Exact nutrition information is difficult to calculate, since most of the dressing is drained off before consumption. For purposes of calculating nutrition facts, I assumed that 1/2 of the dressing is consumed, while the other half is drained.
Nutrition Facts
Cucumber Salad with Vinegar
Amount Per Serving (0.5 g)
Calories 12 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Fat 1g2%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 98mg4%
Potassium 77mg2%
Carbohydrates 3g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 2g2%
Protein 1g2%
Vitamin A 53IU1%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 8mg1%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.