Two of Our Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipes

Two of Our Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipes

Our Cucumbers have been prolific this year.  The vines are growing into the surrounding trees.  Time to start making some of our favorite cucumber salad recipes to enjoy with freshly harvested cukes.  We have updated these recipes photos since 2009.

Cucumber salad recip

One of the most important things I have learned so far with this garden is to be sure and know what varieties I have planted. More importantly the harvest information.

I was thrilled to see my first baby cucumbers emerge on the vine. I remember the cucumbers from the picture of the seed packet, they looked pretty long. Well, I  harvested my first cucumber recently and I had waited and waited thinking it looked like those in the grocery store. I cut into it and the seeds were really large and plentiful.

I immediately went looking for the seed packet, that I, fortunately, keep in a plastic container in the greenhouse, even if they are empty. I reread the plant information and found that they should be harvested at 3 to 5 inches. Well, the ones since then have been amazing. I could eat the whole thing right off the vine.
 
 

Two of Our Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipes

 
We like to enjoy our cucumbers along with some grape tomatoes that have been plentiful as well.
Here are a few of my favorite ways to eat up these great summer vegetables.
 

Simple Tomato Salad Recipe

 
Ingredients:
  • 1/4 cup vinegar-I use Rice vinegar-unseasoned.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1-2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 Sweet Onion, thinly sliced
Cucumber salad recipe
 
Peel and thinly slice the cucumbers. For overly large cucumbers we suggest peeling the skin because they are tough.   If there are large seeds, you can cut out the seeds as well. 
 
 
 
Cucumber salad recip
 
Salt the cucumbers and allow them to sit for 1/2 hour. 
Rinse and Drain the cucumbers. 
 
 
 
 
 
Cucumber salad recipes
 
For Marinade, combine in a covered container 1/4 cup vinegar-I use Rice vinegar-unseasoned.
1-2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 tsp celery seed (if you don’t have it you can exclude it)
Simply cut 1 or 2 cucumbers-depends on the size in half. Then slice thinly.
 
Add 1/4 of onion thinly sliced,  Toss veggies in marinade and allow to sit in the refrigerator for 2 hrs or up to 5 days. Stirring occasionally.
 
 

simple Cucumber salad recipes

PRO TIP:  Just add more veggies to the liquid as you go along. You often run out of vegetables b/f the marinade so I simply add more veggies as I harvest them.

 

 Cucumber Salad Tomato Recipe

 

 

Ingredients: 
  • Cucumber
  • Red Onion
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes
  • Italian Vinaigrette 
 
Directions:
Simply slice up a cucumber and some red onion. Place in a bowl. Add  1 cup of cherry tomatoes-slice in half if large. Add 2 to 3 tablespoons of your favorite vinaigrette.
 
My go-to that always tastes homemade is Good Seasons Italian packs that you mix yourself. I use balsamic Vinegar the give the extra flavor. Add 3 or 4 basil leaves that you have sliced. 
 
Allow the veggies to marinate for a few minutes on the counter and enjoy. This does not do well as leftovers unless you take out the tomatoes.
 

Simple Cucumber Salad Recipes 

Two of Our Favorite Cucumber Salad Recipes

 
Simple  Cucumber Salad Recipes

Simple Cucumber Salad Recipes

Yield: 10 - 12 Servings
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 1 days
Total Time: 1 days 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup vinegar-I use Rice vinegar-unseasoned.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp celery seed
  • 1-2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 Sweet Onion, thinly sliced

Instructions

  1. Peel and thinly slice the cucumbers. For overly large cucumbers we suggest peeling the skin because they are tough.   If there are large seeds, you can cut out the seeds as well. 

2. Salt the cucumbers and allow them to sit for 1/2 hour. 

    3. Rinse and Drain the cucumbers. 

     
    For Marinade, combine in a covered container 1/4 cup vinegar-I use Rice vinegar-unseasoned.
    1-2 tablespoons of sugar and 1/4 tsp celery seed (if you don't have it you can exclude it)
     
    Add 1/4 of onion thinly sliced,  Toss veggies in marinade and allow to sit in the refrigerator for a min of 4 hrs or up to 5 days. Stirring occasionally.
     
     

 

1 Comment

  1. Still waiting on my own to grow…in my sad little garden but in the mean time a friend just brought me about 10 cucumbers from his garden!! (must have felt sorry for me!) Looking forward to marinading some!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!!

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