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Cucumbers and Onions

This is a simple and essential summer recipe, good with everything and a great addition to cold salad platters. Be sure to taste a slice of each cucumber--a bitter one can ruin the whole salad.

MyRecipes JULY 2007

  • Yield: Makes about 3 cups
  • Prep time: 10 Minutes
  • Stand: 30 Minutes


  • 9 cucumbers (about 2 1/2 pounds), scored and cut into 1/4-inch rounds
  • 1 red onion, halved and sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 1 teaspoon celery seeds
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


Put cucumber and onion in a large mixing bowl, and toss with 1 teaspoon salt and celery seeds. Let stand 30 minutes. Stir in vinegar and oil. Season with additional salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve, up to 3 days.


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