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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  1. 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.

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

    1. 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 :)

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

  4. That salad looks delicious!

  5. 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!

  6. 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!

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

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

  9. The food seems very tempting , especially in the white - white , I really like it

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

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

  12. 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.

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


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