One of my favorite memories of my childhood is summertime. I grew up living real close to my Grandma. She would always have us come to her house for dinner during the summer days. I was always excited to go there for dinner as she made a lot of things my mom wouldn’t. I remember her making the best broccoli, creamed asparagus, fish and my all time favorite her cucumbers and onions.

She would always go out in the morning and tend to her garden. Cucumbers were one of her favorite things to grow and this recipe was the main staple in her house during the summer months. She would always keep a jar in the fridge and fill it up with fresh cucumbers in the morning. By dinner time the next day, it was ready to enjoy.

The freshness of the cucumbers and lightness of this salad pairs wonderfully with grilled main dishes. I personally love to enjoy it when we have burgers! This is a great recipe straight from my grandma. However, it just doesn’t taste as good as hers. Like any good grandma, I know she puts a secret ingredient in that is not listed on her recipe just to make sure you come home for hers. Or maybe the secret ingredient is just some love. Either way, this is a delicious salad that you must try!

Cucumber and Onion Salad


  • 1 large cucumber
  • 1 small white onion
  • 1⁄4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1-2 cups water


  1. 1. Slice the cucumber in thin rounds.
  2. 2. Peel and slice the onion in thin slices and separate.
  3. 3. Put the cucumber and onion alternately in your jar/container.
  4. 4. Add the rest of the ingredients and cover your jar/container (I used a mason jar but any jar will work.) tightly and gently shake.
  5. 5. Refrigerate overnight and serve cold.