Amish Cucumber Salad
What can go wrong with a classic Amish cucumber salad? This 10-minute meal is packed with flavor and simplicity. A perfect recipe to add to your kitchen repertoire, especially in cucumber season!
Creamy, hydrating, and tangy, this recipe offers deliciously simple flavor combinations. Boasting an irresistible blend of dill, mayo, and vinegar this combination is bound to be a hit. Simply combine these easy-to-find ingredients with your dressing, and you are ready to serve! This makes for the best side dish for any summer outing or large event! Did we mention it only takes less than ten minutes to prepare?
If you enjoy simple and easy-to-prep vegetable salads, try this easy Amish Tomato Salad and Amish Potato Salad. For an extra heartier dish, try out Amish Broccoli Cauliflower Salad loaded with eggs, bacon, and creamy dressing. These salads are perfect for picnics and pretty much any large or small gathering!
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Amish Cucumber Salad
This Amish cucumber salad will be a great accompaniment for any gathering from a summer picnic or dinner, this Amish cucumber salad recipe is quick, creamy, and refreshing.
3 medium cucumbers (sliced about ¼ inch thick)
1/2 tsp. salt
1/3 c. Mayonnaise
2 tsp. sugar
2 Tbsp. white vinegar
1/2 - 1 tsp dried dill
1/3 tsp. black pepper
1/3 c. sweet onion, sliced thin
Slice cucumbers and sprinkle with salt. Let cucumbers dry and remove excess water with a towel or cheesecloth. This will help the cucumber retain more flavor.
In a small mixing bowl combine mayonnaise, sugar, vinegar, dill, and pepper. If you prefer a more vinegary dressing, add more vinegar. For more sweetness, add sugar.
Upon serving, combine cucumbers, onions, and sauce mixture. Mix well so all is evenly coated. Serve immediately. Alternatively, this recipe can be refrigerated for 2-3 days. The cucumber may be soggier after refrigeration, which is why it is best served fresh.
This simple cucumber salad can be modified to your liking. Try adding more of your favorite herbs or vegetables. Or keep it as is!
For a healthier version of this Amish cucumber salad, try swapping mayonnaise with olive oil. Let the mixture sit and and the flavors to marry together for 10 minutes.
Honey, agave or maple syrup would be natural alternative sweeteners to make a more healthy Amish cucumber salad.
Olive oil for mayonnaise: For a healthier option opt for olive oil instead of mayonnaise. Or try making homemade mayonnaise.
How to store Amish cucumber salad?
Amish cucumber onion salad is best served fresh. However, it can be stored for 2-3 days in the fridge. Feel free to prepare the sauce mixture and cucumber and onions separately hours before serving and combine the dressing whenever you are ready to serve.
Is Amish cucumber onion salad healthy?
Amish cucumber onion salad can be healthy if you swap the sugar with honey or a natural sweetener. Olive oil can also be used to replace the mayonnaise, however, the taste will be less creamy, yet still delicious.
What pairs well with Amish cucumber onion salad?
This salad pairs well with a variety of dishes, we recommend serving it with an assortment of vegetable salads for a simple way to impress and feed your guests. We love combining various salads, especially for picnics and large gatherings.