Cucumber, Onion, and Dill Salad

Cucumber, onion, and dill salad is tart, crisp, and fresh, just like it came right from your favorite New York appetizing counter.

The Backstory: Whenever I have leftover cucumbers, I make cucumber, onion,and dill salad.  I am a big fan of this easy-to-prepare side dish.  My mother made this all time and my dad loved the tartness of the cucumbers and the onions.  I follow in my mom’s foot steps.  I usually have this with meat or poultry.  I find it is also a great companion with a sandwich.  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. More of the Backstory after the recipe

Cucumber, Onion, Dill Salad

This cool, crisp salad has a sweet and savory flavor profile that makes it irresistible. Even better, it's crunchy, healthy, and takes all of 10 minutes to make.
Course Lunch, Salad, Sides
Cuisine Jewish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings


  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and sliced into small rings
  • 1/2 cup onions, sliced thin
  • 1-2 tsp. fresh dill crushed dried dill can be used.
  • 1/2 tbsp. white sugar to taste
  • 1/2 tsp. Kosher salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar to taste
  • 1 cup cold water


  1. In a glass jar, with a lid, combine the vinegar, salt and sugar. Close jar and shake vigorously. Open jar and taste, adjust seasonings to your taste.
  2. Add the sliced cucumbers and onions, and dill. Close lid and shake again. Check to see that all the ingredients are blended. Store in refrigerator, and shake the jar occasionally until ready to serve.

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Myrna Turek

Myrna Turek

I'm a domestic goddess who got my 'PhD' in Home Ec in the early 1960s. I was married for 52 years and have six grandchildren. If it were up to me, everything would be fried. Including chocolate.
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