Refrigerator Cucumber Salad


This summer time salad is delicious, healthy and easy to make.  With just a few ingredients from your pantry you can have this on the table in 10 minutes.  If you make it the day before or early in the day, everything blends together nicely.  This recipe just keeps getting better everyday.

I usually keep this in a 1/2 gallon jar in the refrigerator.  I wanted all of you to have a really good picture of just how wonderful this cucumber salad looks (taste even better).

Many people make a version with mayo.  Which taste great, but has much more fat content and calories.  Give this a try.   Let me know how you enjoy it.

4 cucumbers thinly sliced
1 red onion sliced
1 bell pepper
1 Tablespoon salt
2 cups white vinegar
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon celery flakes
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Mix cucumbers, onion, pepper and salt.  In a sauce pan add vinegar, sugar, celery flakes, red pepper flakes.  bring to a boil.  Remove from heat and add 2 handfuls of ice.  After ice melts pour mixture over cucumbers.  Keep in refrigerator.

Makes 2 quarts or 1/2 gallon jar.

TIP:  Halve this recipe if you don’t have as many to feed.  Remember it will keep for 2 months.

TIP:  This is a great recipe to make for all those summer time family gatherings or potlucks you will be attending.  ENJOY!

73 thoughts on “Refrigerator Cucumber Salad

  1. Mmmm. I made my first cucumber salad last summer and I absolutely LOVE it. So light and crisp…perfect as a side or quick snack. I’ll have to give this recipe a whirl…thanks for sharing! 🙂

  2. I’ll bet this salad makes a great side for a sandwich. It seems as if it could be a little like eating a refrigerator pickle. I love the idea of making a large batch to keep on hand throughout the summer!

  3. This recipe sounds so fresh and crisp. I love the combo of cucumbers and onion. I have never seen celery flakes before and will have to look for them in the grocery store. Thanks!

  4. That sounds like such a refreshing salad. I can see myself sitting on my porch eating one of these in the summer time 🙂

  5. I love this recipe. My grandmother used to make it. Thank you Candy for sharing this post at the Wednesday AIM Link Party at Grammy’s Grid. I shared it on social media. Hope you get lots of traffic!

  6. Such a nice light salad & even better when your ingredients come straight from the garden. Mmmm, not gonna lie I’m salivating a little bit here.

    I’ve found you & come to visit through the AIM link party; I hope you’ll find time to stop on by the 4Shoes one day & let me know you’ve been.

  7. My husband hates cucumbers but I love them. I always see cucumber salad at the salad bars at local restaurants but haven’t tried to make it. This sounds delicious!

  8. I have been craving a cucumber salad recently. This sounds wonderful! I love the addition of red pepper flakes. Anything with a touch of spice, and I am all over it!

  9. My grandmother used to make something similar to this. It was delicious and this recipe looks just as scrumptious!

  10. You know, we love cucumbers around this house and I’ve never thought of making a salad like this out of it. It looks like a winner!

  11. We always have a million cucumbers leftover from the garden. I’m always looking for new ways to use them up so they won’t go bad. I’ll have to mark this down!

  12. Cucumber Salad has always been a favorite of mine. It’s a great way to use up some of those fresh cucumbers. I’m such a cucumber lover and your recipe looks delicious.

  13. Love Cucumber Salad. It’s super simple and so refreshing on a hot, Summer day. I have to admit I’ve never added celery to my recipe before but sounds like a tasty addition.

  14. Oooh I’ve never seen a salad like this before! I’ll have to try it when we have a cookout next weekend because it sounds so refreshing.

  15. This is almost the same recipe I have been making and eating almost my entire life. My grandmother used to make these in a HUGE crock pot for the entire summer and everyone would just dip in and steal some vinegar laced cucs!

  16. That salad would make a great side for anything grilled or deep fried. My mom makes an awesome cucumber salad and we enjoyed every meal we had with it.

  17. I LIVE on cucumber salad all summer long. It’s so fresh and delicious…and a great way to use up all of the cucumbers in our garden. I tend to use more dill and much less onion in my recipe.

  18. This sounds liked something I would absolutely love! I am going to have to try it and have it on hand for lunches!

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