Marinated Cucumber Salad

BY : PUBLISHED : September 12th, 2013 UPDATED: November 14th, 2021

It’s the end of summer, so sad! But there’s still time to enjoy some delicious cold salads, like this marinated cucumber salad! It’s an incredibly easy-peasy recipe too!

A caveat: I would suggest using something like dry cider instead of water and white vinegar. But! If you like semi-sweet salads, then water is just fine.

Sweating the cucumbers is super important, so don’t skip that step! It keeps the cucumbers crunchy and prevents the tragic wilt effect. While the prep time says 75 minutes, that includes an hour of cucumber sweating. You do not need to monitor this process and can instead read a book.

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Marinated Cucumber Salad

Marji Beach
Using up summer's bounty is always a race before we get to fall. This salad captures all of those flavors and it’s an incredibly easy-peasy recipe too!
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 1 hr 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 servings
Calories 82 kcal
DIET Vegan


  • 2 medium cucumbers, sliced
  • 5 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup of water (or dry cider)
  • 2 Tablespoons of white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup of sugar
  • salt for cucumbers
  • enough dill to coat cucumbers
  • pepper to taste


  • Place the sliced cucumbers in a colander. On each layer, sprinkle salt. Let the cucumbers drain in the sink and sweat for an hour.
  • Heat the water, vinegar (both kinds), and sugar in a saucepan until sugar is dissolved. Set aside and let cool.
  • Wash the cucumbers off until salt is gone. Place in container and cover with the vinegar/sugar mixture. Let marinade for at least two hours.
  • When ready to serve, cut dill on top of the cucumbers and sprinkle with salt and pepper, to taste. Then, eat.


Calories: 82kcalCarbohydrates: 19gProtein: 1gFat: 1gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 151mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 72IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 17mgIron: 1mg
Keyword cucumber salad, gf, gluten free, glutenfree, marinated cucumbers
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