Simple and Refreshing Cucumber Vinegar Salad

Delight in a crisp, tangy, and refreshing dish with our Simple and Refreshing Cucumber Vinegar Salad! This classic recipe brings together the coolness of cucumbers with the zesty tang of vinegar, creating a harmonious blend that will awaken your taste buds. Whether you’re seeking a light accompaniment to your main course, a palate-cleansing side, or a healthy snack on a warm day, this cucumber and vinegar salad is a versatile delight. With options to customize with herbs, spices, and additional veggies, you can easily make this dish your own. Read on, and in just a few simple steps, you’ll be enjoying this timeless, invigorating salad that pairs perfectly with any meal!


  • 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white or apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons sugar (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill, chopped (optional)
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced (optional)
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (optional)


  1. Prepare the Cucumbers:
    • Wash the cucumbers thoroughly under cold running water.
    • Use a vegetable peeler or knife to peel the cucumbers if desired. Alternatively, you can leave the peel on for added texture and flavor.
    • Thinly slice the cucumbers and place them in a mixing bowl.
  2. Prepare the Dressing:
    • In a separate bowl, combine the vinegar, water, and sugar (if using). Whisk well until the sugar is dissolved.
    • If using, add minced garlic to the vinegar mixture for an extra flavor kick.
  3. Combine and Marinate:
    • Pour the vinegar dressing over the sliced cucumbers.
    • If you are using onions and/or fresh dill, add them to the bowl.
    • Toss everything together to ensure the cucumbers are well coated with the dressing.
    • Season the cucumber vinegar salad with salt and pepper to taste.
    • Cover the bowl with plastic wrap or a lid and let it marinate in the refrigerator for at least an hour, allowing the cucumbers to absorb the flavors.
  4. Serve and Enjoy:
    • Once the cucumbers have marinated, give them a quick toss.
    • Taste and adjust the seasoning if needed.
    • Serve the cucumber vinegar salad chilled as a refreshing side dish or snack.


  • You can add other herbs like fresh mint or parsley for a different flavor profile.
  • If you prefer a sweeter salad, adjust the sugar to your liking.
  • For a spicy kick, add a pinch of red pepper flakes.
  • This salad is a versatile dish that pairs well with grilled meats, sandwiches, or even as a light and refreshing snack on a warm day. Enjoy!

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