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southern summer cucumber salad

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Recipe by
Staci Smith
Wade, MS

I LOVE cukes !! I grow them and put up about 28 quarts of Dill and B&B pickles every year.. we still manage to have cucumbers to eat every day ! This is a simple marinated summer salad popular in the South.. it has lots of little variations.. This is my version :)

(1 rating)
yield serving(s)
prep time 10 Min
cook time 3 Hr
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For southern summer cucumber salad

  • 6-8
    large pickling cucumbers (peeled and cut into 1/4 inch cut slices)
  • 1
    large vidallia onion ( quartered and then thinly sliced)
  • 6
    multi colored gypsy peppers ( halved and thinly sliced)
  • 1 1/2 c
    white vinegar
  • 1 1/4 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 c
    cold water
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    fresh dill ( finely chopped/optional)

How To Make southern summer cucumber salad

  • 1
    Prepare all veggies as above. Mix all together in a large lidded plastic or otherwise container.
  • 2
    Mix vinegar, sugar, and water together. Stir until sugar is completely dissolved, or allow to sit and stir occasionally until sugar is dissolved.
  • 3
    Pour the liquid over your veggies and mix well. Add finely minced dill to the mixture and stir lightly if you choose to use the dill. ( I love dill and use it in mine, but not everyone likes dill as much as I do ) ;)
  • 4
    Refrigerate covered for at least 3 hours, stirring occasionally, to allow the flavors to mix and the veggies to marinate. When ready, serve using a slotted spoon, and sprinkle black pepper on top per individual taste. So fresh, so cool, YUM!

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