CUCUMBER SALAD- FRESH, EASY AND SUMMERY-stonegableblog.comCucumber salad is like summer in a bowl! Fresh and oh, so light! Cucumbers are in-season right now and they are right for the pickin’! What better way to use these cool, juicy veggies than bathed in a tangy dressing infused with dill flavor? Cucumber salad is a great dish to serve especially on those hot days when we don’t want to be anywhere near the stove or cooktop!

Here’s how the cucumbers look right before I picked them…

CUCUMBER SALAD-cucumbers on the

And here they are sliced and ready to be salted… from garden to table!



It’s important to salt the cucumbers LIBERALLY to coax out their liquid.



A crisp, light side dish that tastes like summer in a bow!
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  • 3 large firm cucumbers
  • 1/4 cup onions sliced paper thin
  • 3 TBS kosher salt
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3-4 TBS white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 TBS fresh dill chopped


  • Peel cucumbers and slice 1/16 inch using a mandoline (or as thin as you can slice them with a knife). Put the cukes in a large bowl and 1/2 cup cold water. Add kosher salt and stir. Set aside for 1/2 hour.
  • Meanwhile put olive oil, vinegar and mayonnaise in a glass jar with a tight fitting lid. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds... this will make sure the mayonnaise is is well mixed.
  • Drain cukes and rinse well with cold water. Cukes will be limp. Add onions to the bowl, dressings and dill. Mix. Refrigerate if not used immediately. YUMMY!


Refrigerate. Best if the flavors are left to marry together.
Author: Yvonne @ StoneGable
Our family loves this summery side dish! I hope you will too!

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CUCUMBER SALAD- An easy summer




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  1. I luv cucumber salad!! You are so right Yvonne, summer in a bowl. Now I have never made it with mayo. Mine is pretty much the same recipe, but with sour cream or yoghurt. Now I will have to try your version of my favourite summer side.
    Happy Sunday!
    Hugs, Gee

  2. This is one of my favorite salads!! Thank you for reminding me of it and posting the recipe. It certainly does make me think of summer in a bowl! Yum. 🙂

  3. Thank you. I needed a new recipe for all of the cucumbers.

  4. My German Grandmother made a cucumber salad just like this but she always squeezed the liquid out of the cucumbers after removing them from the water/salt bath and she used sour cream instead of mayo. ..I can’t wait to try your recipe to compare as wel as to bring back fond memories of my Grandama!

  5. Dorothy M says:

    Thanks for reminding me about this salad. I use sour cream but otherwise the same!

  6. Becky Johns says:

    Thank you for the easy to print format!!! I appreciate it. I have made your panzenella salad many times. Love it. Eager to try these new ones.

  7. I Love cucumber salad. My mom made it all the time when we were little. She added some sugar to hers. YUM!!!! I also love Tomato and cucumber and onion salad. Thanks

  8. Mary Zuchowski says:

    Going to try this tonight! Thank you for the recipe !

  9. Always a lovely dinner menu!

  10. Just checking…is 3 TBS salt accurate? It seems like a lot. I had mini cucumbers, so I used three of those with Greek yogurt, instead of mayo. I used my salt grinder for a few grinds of salt. It was maybe 1/4 -1/2 tsp, and that was salty enough. Thank you for the recipe!