Quick Easy Cucumber Salad

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On a hot summer night I want to put a meal together quick and yet maintain a healthy balance of protein and vegetables. A quick, easy, tasty and refreshing cucumber salad will balance the juicy steak or burgers you have as a main course.


  • 2 English cucumbers thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red onion or 1 cup of thinly sliced shallots 
  • 1 cup vinegar (white is good, cider vinegar adds a pleasant flavor)
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 tbs chopped dill or basil


  1. Slice the cucumber in half and then in slices. Slice the onion/shallots in thin slices. Mix cucumber and onions in a large bowl. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Mix white vinegar, water, sugar in a small bowl. Pour over the cucumbers and onions, and stir well.
  3. Sprinkle some fresh chopped dill or basil and stir. Chopped Chives can be a nice addition also.)