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Marinated Cucumbers with Vinegar

This Cucumber salad with vinegar is made with four ingredients cucumber vinegar sugar and celery salt.  Delicious Marinated Cucumbers in vinegar is a great summertime dish.

marinated Cucumbers, cucumbers in vinegar, bowl of sliced marinated cucumbers
Summer in the garden means an incredible overabundance of fresh tomatoes, cucumbers and zucchini, and yellow squash.   We are always looking for many ways to use these fresh vegetables, we can our tomatoes, green beans to use all year, we freeze fresh basil pesto and have a Many Zucchini Recipes.   
But it’s nice to not only pickle cucumbers but have several recipes to incorporate these vegetables in our daily meal plan.
cucumber salad with vinegar
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My mother used to make this easy dish of marinated cucumbers.   And her’s were always cool and crisp and were often in the fridge in the summer.  My mother would also use just about this same recipe for fresh shredded cabbage.   I remember whenever we visited my grandfather on his Arkansas farm, he would always ask her to make it.   She told me once this was exactly how her mother made cucumbers and the cabbage.    I’m experimenting with cabbage now and hopefully, I can replicate her recipe on that also.

How to make Marinated Cucumbers or Cucumber salad with vinegar:

These marinaded cucumbers are not like pickling or even refrigerator pickling.  Fresh cucumbers are peeled and sliced and placed in a brine of vinegar and sugar.  There is no cooking involved and these cucumbers retain their fresh crunchy texture.

onions cucumber vinegar sugar, sliced cucumbers on a cutting board with onions
Start your marinated cucumbers by slicing the cucumbers with a sharp knife or a mandolin.  Slice about 1/4 cup of white onions. 
Add sugar, vinegar, and celery salt into a small bowl, mix well.    
cucumber salad with vinegar, cucumbers with vinegar, sliced cucumbers and onions in a fridge safe dish
Place the cucumbers in a leakproof container and top with the sliced onions. 
marinated cucumbers, sliced cucumbers in a leakproof container
Pour the marinade over the cucumbers, cover, and place in the fridge overnight or for at least four hours. We love these Rubbermaid Brillance containers, they seal well, leakproof and come in several sizes.  


cucumbers in vinegar, sliced cucumbers and onions served in a bowl


Right now my garden is producing the best cucumbers and it’s too hot to pickle them so we are enjoying this cool fresh side dish.  These marinated cucumbers make a great picnic dish or potluck side.


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Crisp Marinated Cucumbers

This Cucumber salad with vinegar is made with four ingredients cucumber vinegar sugar and celery salt. Delicious Marinated Cucumbers in vinegar is an awesome summertime dish.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Fridge Time4 hours
Total Time4 hours 15 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: cucumber salad with vinegar, cucumber vinegar sugar, cucumbers in vinegar, marinated cucumbers
Servings: 4
Calories: 63kcal
Author: Evelyn


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 2 cups cucumbers peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 cup sliced onions
  • Fresh parsley optional


  • In a bowl, combine first four ingredients, mix well
  • Add sliced cucumbers and onions in a refrigerator storage container, pour contents from bowl over them
  • Cover and refrigerate several hours or overnight
  • Prior to serving add fresh chopped parsley (optional)


Calories: 63kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 2.9mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 0.1mg

Recipe Rating


Monday 1st of January 2024

This is exactly what I've been searching for. It was so good. I almost ate the entire batch lol


Tuesday 9th of January 2024

Awe Thanks so much!

Johna S

Sunday 4th of June 2023

The celery salt makes it! Delicious! I might try using a sugar substitute next time to make it more carb friendly.


Sunday 4th of June 2023

Aww Thanks so much, we do love the addition of celery salt. Great idea on the sugar substitute, let us know how it works.


Thursday 9th of July 2015

I love this cucumber salad. Thanks so much for this great recipe.

Jamie Sherman

Thursday 9th of July 2015

This is one of my favorite summer salads!


Wednesday 8th of July 2015

Love cucumber salad ! I would never have thought of adding a bit of celery salt and it was delicious