Saturday, May 1, 2010

Cucumber and Onion Salad

I was inspired by Mrs. Jenn B of Misadventures of Mrs. B to make this refreshing cucumber salad.  I have never made anything like this so I was kind of excited.  I changed up her recipe a little because I used balsalmic vinegar and red onions instead of white. I loved this salad.  It was very refreshing and healthy!

2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
1 onion sliced thin
1 tbsp salt
1/2 cup basalmic vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 cup sugar (I used Splenda)
2 tsps of Italian Seasoning
pepper to taste

Put the sliced cucumbers in a bowl and sprinkle the salt over them and toss gently.  Cover and refrigerate for an hour or so. 

Mix the remaining ingredients (except the onions) and bring to a boil in a small pan.  

Take out the cucumbers and drain excess water.  Add the sliced onions.  Pour vinegar mixture over the onions and cucumbers.  Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour before serving.  


  1. My husband especially loves cucumber salads and I make it often in the summer for a side dish! Thanks!

  2. I'm so glad you liked the recipe enough to give it a shot! I should try your version for a cookout we're having next month!

  3. I love this kind of salad. Always a winner in my home.