Cucumbers and Onions



It’s hot outside.  Want something cool and crunchy with lunch or dinner?  Here you go.

I wish I had cucumbers from the garden for this, but my cucumber plant is pitiful.  It got hit hard by a late frost and just can’t seem to grow at all, let alone produce cucumbers.  Luckily, I can still find good cukes at the farmers market or plain ol’ Walmart.

Here’s what you’ll need:


Cucumbers and Onions
  • cucumbers, peeled and sliced
  • onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ½ cup vinegar
  1. Mix up the sugar and vinegar and pour it over the cucumbers and onions.
  2. That’s it. You can make more “juice” if you need to. Just use twice as much sugar as vinegar.

I really like this with sandwiches, especially egg salad sandwiches.  It’s good and it makes me think of the children’s book Bread and Jam for Francis.   If you’ve never read that book, you should.  You’ll learn how badger parents are the smartest parents of all.  Grab a copy, turn on the fan and read it with the closest child.

Stay cool!

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  1. Tiffany, I miss you! Is Poetry & Hums caput? I’m right before you in the SITS Roll Call today. This recipe looks yummy, BTW…Happy TGIF!

  2. Love a cool summer cucumber recipe! thanks.

  3. We love this stuff and make it all the time. One of our favorite refreshing summer side dishes.

  4. My mom use to make this too but I don’t think I make it quite right. Thanks for the recipe. I’m going to try it tonight and hope my hubby and kids will like it.

  5. This is my husband’s favorite thing about summer. I hate it..but I make it just for him! 🙂

  6. My mom made this all the time growing up. I hated then, but enjoy it now.

  7. ccorbitt says:

    I am diabetic. Would Splenda work in this recipe?

    • ccorbitt, I’ve never used Splenda, so I honestly don’t know if it would work or not. Does anyone out there know the answer to this question??

  8. Michelle says:

    I just saw another recipe similar to this one and it does use Splenda.

  9. Sounds delicious! Making it right now! I loved the books about Francis..good memories

  10. A friend gave me about six wonderful cukes from her garden yesterday. I sliced some very thin in a sandwich with lunch meat last night. We were working on a hard project all day yesterday. I was so happy with the cuke. Deeeeelicious! Now I have more ideas how to use the rest of the bounty she shared. Thanks.

  11. Hi there dear, How many does this serve..Thanks Brenda

    • It really depends on how many cucumbers you use. There will be enough vinegar mix for 6-10 cucumbers. If you use 6 small-medium cukes, that should feed about 8 people.

  12. Mary Asbury says:

    We always cover the cucumbers and onions with the vinegar and sugar mix. Seal it in container and refrigerate for a day or two-until the vegetables soften and the flavors blend. Simply Wonderful!!!

  13. Anonymous says:

    Can this recipe be canned for later use


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