Onion Cucumber Salad Recipe

This classic Cucumber Onion Salad Recipe is a vegetarian side dish that can be made in no time.

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Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers;
A peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked;
If Peter Piper picked a peck of pickled peppers,
Where’s the peck of pickled peppers Peter Piper picked?
– Mother Goose

I’m not sure what Mother Goose was thinking or who Peter Piper was anyways. In the first place you can’t pick a peck of pickled anything, so that’s why they couldn’t find them. Hello, Mother Goose! Things are pickled after they are picked. Secondly, I think if anyone dug deeper into this Peter Piper they may have found out that he really liked picking cucumbers (which can also be pickled … into … pickles), because who doesn’t like cucumbers? And if you’ve ever grown cucumbers you know how a peck isn’t hard to pick. But of course “cucumbers” doesn’t really go with the whole alliteration thing Mother Goose had going on.

If you have ever grown cucumbers, I’m sure you know how easy it is pick more than a few pecks of cucumbers. They grow like crazy! If you have a peck of cucumbers on hand, or are in the mood for a light and crunchy summer salad, this easy Onion Cucumber Salad Recipe is just what you need. Thinly sliced cucumbers and red onions tossed with a bit of red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper mingle together to make a seriously tasty and crunchy salad perfect for summer. Peter and Mother Goose would approve. I think you will too. Enjoy, my friends!

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A few other cucumber salads you may enjoy:

Onion Cucumber Salad Recipe shewearsmanyhats.com

Onion Cucumber Salad Recipe

A light and tasty side dish made with fresh cucumbers and red onion.

Ingredients:

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon dried dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 3 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced (about 6 cups sliced)
  • 1 medium red onion, thinly sliced (sweet onion may be substituted)

Directions:

  1. Whisk together olive oil, red wine vinegar, lemon juice, dill, salt and pepper.
  2. Add sliced cucumbers and onion to a large bowl and toss with dressing.
 If needed, add additional salt and pepper to taste. Cover refrigerated until ready to serve.

Originally published July 5, 2015.