Cucumber & Red Onion Salad

July 8, 2013

With July 4th behind us, along with mountains of ribs, burgers and other hearty fare, it’s a good time to try something lighter! PatioDaddio shares a can’t beat recipe for cucumber salad. 

cucumber and red onion salad

I’m sure that most people have tried some form of this summer salad. Cucumbers and red onion are a great combination, and the sweet and sour dressing basically pickles them. I’ve added pimento and a combination of herbs that helps to give the salad a little added depth of flavor. The salad pairs beautifully with grilled meats and other summer fare.


This is best made the day before you plan to serve it, but a few hours ahead will work if you are in a hurry.



3 large Cucumbers, peeled and sliced about 1/8″ thick

1 medium Red onion, halved and sliced about 1/8″ thick

1 jar (4 oz) Diced pimentos, not drained

1/2 cup Granulated sugar

1/2 cup White vinegar

1/2 cup Rice wine vinegar

2 Tbsp Dried parsley

1 Tbsp Dried tarragon

1 Tbsp Dried dill

1 Tbsp Garlic salt

1 Tbsp Seasoned salt

1 Tbsp Black pepper, ground fine



Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl.


Toss to combine all the ingredients, until the sugar and salt are dissolved.


Cover and refrigerate overnight (or at least three hours), tossing occasionally.


Serve and enjoy.




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