Cucumber and Dill Party Salad


A cool cucumber salad makes a great side dish for summer parties.

They’re also a cinch to make, and pair perfectly with any grilled meat or fish.  Enjoy the recipe below, and try it out at your next celebration!


  • Choose firm, unblemished cucumber and check for soft spots, especially at the ends.
  • Avoid cucumbers with yellow streaks, as these indicate the cucumbers are past their prime.
  • Refrigerate, unwashed, in a plastic bag for up to 1 week.
  • If cucumber is waxed, peel with a vegetable peeler.


Cucumber and Dill Party Salad
Recipe type: side
Cuisine: American
Serves: 8
  • 4 cucumbers, sliced thin
  • 1 small white onion, sliced thin
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • ½ cup water (warm water)
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup finely chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon coarse kosher salt
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  1. Place cucumber slices in colander. Sprinkle with salt; toss to coat. Let stand 15 minutes.
  2. Prepared dressing while waiting, whisk vinegar, water, white sugar, and pepper in large bowl until sugar is dissolved.
  3. Toss together the cucumbers and onion in a large bowl.
  4. Pour dressing over the cucumber and onions, add fresh dill and toss well.
  5. Refrigerate at least 15 minutes and up to 2 hours; serve cold.
Use English cucumbers if you can find them. If cucumbers are waxed peel them with a vegetable peeler.

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