Sweet Cucumber Salad with Vinegar

Sweet Cucumber Salad with Vinegar
Ben Libby

This cucumber salad with vinegar is perfect for barbecues and picnics, a refreshing mix of tangy and salty sliced cucumbers and onions.

This sweet cucumber salad with vinegar is everything summer! Did you grow up
with the tradition of eating it? It’s perfect for everything from summer
potlucks to patio barbecues to picnics. And it accessorizes perfectly with
everything from salmon to a grilled burger. The thinly sliced cucumbers
and onions are salty, tangy, and lightly sweet all at once, and totally
addicting. This cucumber salad is vegan, plant-based, and gluten-free, so it
works for lots of diets too. Keep reading for how to make it.
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How to make Sweet Cucumber Salad with Vinegar

This cucumber salad with vinegar is incredibly easy to make: the only hard
part is waiting while it marinates in the refrigerator! The trick to mastering
this cucumber salad is to slice the onions and cucumbers as thinly as possible.

If you have a mandolin, it works well for slicing the cucumbers:

but it’s not needed at all  a simple knife will do the trick! Slicing the cucumber and onion thinly allows the salt to draw out most of the moisture, and gives this salad the most incredible texture. Here we’ve used fresh dill to add an herby flair: but it’s not a requirement: making the salad without it still tastes excellent.

The other key component of this cucumber salad with vinegar is time.

Once the cucumbers and onions are mixed with the vinegar, salt and sugar
(they’re basically quick pickles!), they need to marinate in the refrigerator.

So just wait 1 hour while time does its magic. Then, you can enjoy your
salad anytime over the next 7 days. And the flavor gets better with time!

Related: Easy Homemade Pickles Recipes | German Cucumber Salad

A few menus with vinegar cucumber salad

There are so many ways to accessorize this sweet cucumber salad with vinegar.

We eat it primarily in the summer, so naturally we think of meals full of summer produce. Of course you can eat this salad all year long. Here some ideas to get your  wheels terning.

Summer Patio Menu
Best Grilled Veggie Burgers Mango Skewers or Peach & Burrata Caprese Salad Vinegar Cucumber Salad Lemon Cucumber Water.

Picnic Menu
Tomato & Eggplant Stacked Sandwich
Vinegar Cucumber Salad
Crispy Roasted Chickpeas
Garlic Herb White Bean Dip and Veggies
Fresh peaches or cherries.

Looking for salad recipes?
Outside of this salad, here are a few more salad recipes we love:
Incredible No Mayo Potato Salad
Simple Three Bean Salad
Grilled Caesar Salad
Greek Salad
Incredible Chopped Salad
Caribbean Black Bean Salad
Greek Orzo Salad
Strawberry Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette
Vegan Italian Pasta Salad
Favorite Potato Salad
Burrata Salad with Arugula and Tomatoes
Best Creamy Coleslaw Recipe
California Salad with Avocado Oil Vinaigrette
Dill Bean Salad
Purple Potato Salad
Radish Chopped Salad Recipe
Classic Vegan Potato Salad
Watermelon Salad with Feta & Cucumber
Best Tossed Salad with Creamy Avocado Dressing
French Potato Salad
Nicoise Salad
Strawberry Spinach Salad
Homemade Croutons Recipe
10 Summer Salads You Need Now

This recipe is…
This recipe is vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan, plant-based, and dairy-free.
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