Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

Grandma’s old fashion Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe. Super easy to make, this is a delicious blend of cucumbers and onions in a sweet, creamy sauce.

Prep Time:10 minutes, plus 6 hours refrigeration


4 large Cucumbers
1 medium Sweet Onion
1 cup Mayonnaise
1/2 cup White Sugar
1/4 cup White Vinegar
Salt and Pepper to taste


• Wash, peel and thinly slice 4 large cucumbers. Use a mandoline for uniformity.
• Thinly slice 1 medium sweet onion.
• Place the sliced cucumbers and onions in a ceramic, glass or plastic bowl that has a lid.
• In a small bowl combine mayonnaise, sugar and vinegar. Mix until smooth.
• Turn the mayonnaise mixture into the cucumber and onion mixture, combine well.
• Salt and pepper to taste.
• Cover with a lid, shake lightly.
• Allow to marinate in the refrigerator for a minimum of 6 hours (overnight works well).
• Refrigerate leftovers.

Makes 6 servings of Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe. Grandma's old fashion Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe. Super easy to make, this is a delicious blend of cucumbers and onions in a sweet, creamy sauce.

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When the cucumbers are all eaten, you will have quite a bit of juice leftover. Add more sliced cucumbers to that existing juice-mix and marinate again!

Creamy Cucumber Salad Recipe

I had wanted to make this for quite some time, and just hadn’t done so. When Hubby saw it, he was skeptical; it really doesn’t look like much of anything. After one bite, he was hooked! When we finished the first round, he kept asking me to make this creamy cucumber salad recipe again (and again, and again)! It truly is delicious.

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  1. Now that looks refreshing 😉

    Have a slurptastic week 😉

  2. Sounds yummy!

  3. Cucumbers are one of the few veggies enjoyed by my entire family. Pinning this one for sure! Thanks!

  4. I’ve never eaten cucumbers like this. Sounds like an interesting combo.

  5. I’ve been making this for a couple of years now with the addition of dried dill and a squeeze of lemon juice. My neighbour said he would never eat cucumbers any other way again.

    • I added fresh dill it really enhanced the flavor. Also don’t really think it needs 6 hours to marinate a couple of hours are fine

  6. In the summer time I like to make this salad. Meatloaf and mashed potatoes. Then I serve the Creamy cucumber salad “sauce” over the potatoes. Make this a head of time so the cucumbers render their liquid.

  7. since you put sugar in it is it sweetest ?
    Thank you

    • Glenda, it is sweet, and it does have a nip. It really is very good! If you have a lot of cukes, you can make up one batch of juice, eat the cucumbers, then for the next batch, just add more cukes!


  8. Bridgette says:

    It says mayonnaise do you use real or can you use miracle whip?

    • Bridgette, I have never made it with miracle whip. Knowing what I do about how mayo and miracle whip are made, I would say that miracle whip probably isn’t a good choice. You can of course give it a go, but I think if you do it is for one time (IOW you can’t add cukes to your mayonnaise based “juice” to keep the recipe going for a week).


      • I make it with Miracle Whip but cut back on the sugar. The Miracle Whip gives it a little more tang. Also, I use white vinegar instead of apple cider vinegar. If you use apple cider vinegar and Miracle Whip, you probably don’t need to use any sugar.

  9. I make this with cucumbers, mayo, a little vinegar, and a little sugar. Sometimes I include the onion. But I prefer to eat it right after I’ve made it instead of the next day. I think it loses a lot of flavor if left overnight and isn’t as creamy because the cukes have a lot of water in them and tend to release some of their liquid into the dressing. Love it love it love it. and so does my family

    • If you cut your cukes an hoir ahead of time and salt them in a colander set over a bowl it will draw alot of the water put before you add them to the dressing. Keeps your dresding from getting so watery the next day.

  10. I’ve made this for years. We call it Scandinavin Cucumbers. It is delicious!!

  11. Try it using sour cream instead of the mayo and vinegar. It’s really refreshing in the summer!

  12. Wow, this looks incredible! Can’t wait to try it! Pinned and now following on G+
    Thank you for taking the time to link up with us for the Brag About It Link Party!

  13. Perfect for a hot summer day!! Thanks for sharing at The Living with Style Linky Party! Be sure to come back next week! 🙂

  14. This looks delicious and the perfect salad recipe for a summer potluck! Thanks for sharing it at Motivation Monday. Your recipe is one of this week’s features.

  15. This is so classic. When I used to live in SD they ate this all the time. Thanks for posting. Hello from Motivation Monday.

  16. Dick Bruzzetti says:

    Onions? No freaking way.

  17. Denise Gunnels says:

    I have made a version of this for years but without the mayo. It’s a Southern staple. Trying your version although I did add salt, pepper, and a dash of chili powder. Yay me…got to try out my mandoline for the first time.

    • I hope you enjoy it, Denise. The chili powder seems like a great twist!


      • Denise Gunnels says:

        It was a huge hit. Also threw in some grape tomatoes from the garden.

        • I am so glad you liked it, Denise!

          We had it again this weekend for a get together (no chili powder), and people who had not had it in years were tickled to be able to have it again.


  18. This looks an awful lot like my recipe.


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