Salads and Sides

Cucumbers and Vidalia Onion Salad

Cucumbers and Vidalia Onion Salad is a crunchy, refreshing salad that is tossed with a sweet apple cider vinaigrette and some dill!  A delicious salad that is not only light, refreshing and very tasty, but also low in calories and low in fat!

My family was asking for a light salad with dinner, so I decided to make this one and revive it from our archives. There’s a little story about how this salad came about.

As a young teenager, I remember going to the local deli just to get a container of the cucumber and onion salad. We lived in a neighborhood where German and Italian Deli’s were commonly found. This cucumber salad was so different from the typical Italian salads I always had at our house, so buying this salad at the local deli was such a refreshing treat.

This is one of those easy salad recipes you can make ahead of time, even one or two days.  It is such a great salad for any season, it’s even terrific to add to any luncheon or dinner with family and friends. 

Give this healthy cucumber salad a try, I think you’ll love it as much as we do!

Cucumbers and Vidalia Onion Salad

Slice cucumbers and onions with the mandolin slicer.  The mandolin slicer can save you some time.  Otherwise, carefully slice cucumber about 1/4-inch thick.  Add all ingredients to a bowl, and toss to combine.  Cover with clear wrap and chill for at least one hour before serving.

Makes about 1 and 1/2 quarts.

Serves  6 to 8

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    November 24, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Thanks so much just what I have been surfing around for to add to my Saturday dinner party. Wanted a nice salad that isn't really a big salad, just something nice and refreshing.

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    Tricia @ saving room for dessert
    July 20, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    This sounds great – I will make this when our cucumbers are ready in the garden. Thanks – have a great weekend.

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      Tricia @ Saving room for dessert
      May 19, 2014 at 4:38 pm

      I'm not even a dill fan but every time I see this I want to eat and grow dill! I love cucumbers and onions – thanks for the great reminder. We have both in the garden so I hope to have some soon! Happy Monday 🙂

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    Kitchen Belleicious
    July 20, 2012 at 6:58 pm

    Oh i love cucumbers and having them with onions sound amazing. sweet and savory and refreshing!

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    Carros Usados
    January 4, 2014 at 3:31 pm

    That salad looks delicious!

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    May 17, 2014 at 6:42 am

    What a perfect salad for summer. I love Vidalia onions, Sweet and with a nice crunch, they are a perfect match for cucumbers. Well done!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    May 22, 2014 at 1:25 pm

    My mom always make a cucumber and onion salad that we would keep in the frig. The longer is lasted the better it tasted. A wonderful combination. I'm going to grow cukes again this summer just for salads like this!

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    David miller
    April 30, 2015 at 3:53 pm

    This is such a beautiful, healthy salad.I will definitely make this again! Thanks for the great recipe!!

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    May 20, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    Thank you David! So glad you try our recipes. Thanks for stopping by!

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    July 3, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    The food seems very tempting , especially in the white – white , I really like it

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    Dan from Platter Talk
    January 8, 2016 at 6:24 pm

    Thanks for this wonderfully delicious salad, using ingredients that I grew up with and cherish to this day; love this combination!

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    January 8, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you Dan, glad you like this one!
    Have a great weekend!

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    SavoringTime in the Kitchen
    January 10, 2016 at 5:54 pm

    My mother always made a similar salad using celery seed instead of dill. Something I grew up loving and still make to this day. I'll have to try dill next time I make it.

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    January 10, 2016 at 10:09 pm

    That sounds delicious too! Next time we'll try it with celery seeds. Sounds like a plan! Thanks Sue.

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