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Potluck Stamp of Approval: Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

There is just something so refreshing about a cucumber salad!  So light and the cucumbers make a wonderful backdrop for bringing both garlic and peppers to the mix!  This particular recipe has a bit of sweetness to it as well which works well for the summer months.  If you want it a little less sweet, use regular white vinegar instead of the white wine vinegar.  This makes two quart size jars worth and can be refrigerated for up to two months.

Cucumber Saladmodified from October Farm

  • 1 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp celery salt
  • 1 tsp aleppo red pepper flakes
  • 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 lg white onion, thinly sliced in half moons
  • 1/2 lg green pepper, quartered and thinly sliced
  • 6 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 4 fresh dill heads

Bring white wine vinegar and sugar to a boil along with salt, celery salt and 1 teaspoon of red pepper flakes.  Boil it until the sugar dissolves then turn off the heat.  Add two cups of ice cubes and let them melt.

In the bottom of two clean and empty quart jars add 3 garlic cloves and 2 dill heads to each jar.

Combine sliced cucumbers, onion, and green pepper in a bowl and mix together.

Add half of the cucumber mixture to each quart jar, making sure to pack them in tightly.

Pour half the liquid in each of the two jars, covering the cucumber mixture.  Seal the lids tightly.

Refrigerate for at least two hours before serving to make sure flavors combine.  The longer they sit, the more flavorful the salad will become.


26 comments on “Potluck Stamp of Approval: Cucumber Salad

  1. Home Seasons
    July 2, 2013

    This sounds delicious with some cold noodles! Love having a cucumber salad while sitting on the porch in the summer months 🙂

  2. apuginthekitchen
    July 2, 2013

    I love refrigerator pickles, and with the great fresh crisp cucumbers available this is the perfect way to use them.

  3. tableofcolors
    July 2, 2013

    This reminds me of the cucumber salad my Mom would make when I was a kid 🙂

  4. Cloches & Lavender
    July 2, 2013

    Yum, this sounds so refreshing for the summer!!!

  5. now at home mom
    July 2, 2013

    my son is a picky eater but he really loves cucumbers and salads, I think this is something he would love, I will give this a try this week Kenley, thank you for the idea and recipe! 🙂

  6. Aruna Panangipally
    July 2, 2013

    Sounds delicious! Nothing is more welcome than a cucumber salad when its hot and sultry!

  7. atasteofmadess
    July 2, 2013

    This sounds SO refreshing. And super healthy. Yum!!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 3, 2013

      Thanks so much! Always great when delicious goes hand in hand with healthy! 🙂
      Thanks for stopping by!

  8. leaner by the lake
    July 3, 2013

    It’s like you read my mind with this! I don’t like the cucumber salads with dairy or mayo so this is perfect for me! Thanks for sharing. Going to try out this weekend for sure. I imagine it will go great with grilled treats!

    • Green Door Hospitality
      July 3, 2013

      Oh I love when I can read your mind, Eileen! 😉 Yeah, I’m not big on the creamy cucumber salads either. Besides the calorie concept, I think this way brings out so much more of the garlic and dill flavor with the cucumbers. 🙂

  9. erika
    July 3, 2013

    Ooh sounds like some quick pickling action is happening here?? I have been LOVING pickled stuff lately–this does sound exactly like the absolute perfect, refreshing summer salad!

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  11. the Painted Apron
    July 4, 2013

    Sounds wonderful!

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  13. gotasté
    July 7, 2013

    it makes a good sandwich too!

  14. leaner by the lake
    July 14, 2013

    Totally made this today!!!

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