Mom’s Marinated Cucumbers

When I was growing up, my mother occasionally made batches of Mom’s Marinated Cucumbers to have around. We either could add them to a green salad, OR as my Mom preferred,  eat them… crispy and cold, right out of the container with a fork!!! Since I’ve been growing cucumbers in our garden, this is a perfect way to use some of the abundance.Mom's Marinated Cucumbers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
The cucumbers are totally easy to prepare. Basically you mix up the marinade, slice up garden cucumbers, chop some red onion, mix it all together, then refrigerate for several hours so that the flavors come together beautifully! That’s it! And these cucumbers are crisp, slightly sweet, and delicious! I’m glad to have so many from our little backyard garden!

Mom's Marinated Cucumbers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

First, peel and slice the cucumbers, then put them in a container that has a lid. Finely chop some red onion, and add to the cucumbers. This step only takes a few minutes.

Mom's Marinated Cucumbers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. This takes about a minute to prepare.

Mom's Marinated Cucumbers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Pour the marinade on top of the cucumbers, then stir well to combine.

Mom's Marinated Cucumbers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Cover the container and refrigerate for at least 3-4 hours, stirring a couple of times to make sure cucumber slices are covered. When ready to serve, or gobble up, remove from refrigerator and go for it! They are tasty right out of the container OR served on a crisp, green salad!  They are GOOD!!!!  Bet ya can’t eat just one of these!!!

Mom's Marinated Cucumbers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!

Mom's Marinated Cucumbers / The Grateful Girl Cooks!Recipe Source: My Mom

Mom's Marinated Cucumbers
Prep Time
10 mins
Total Time
10 mins
Quick and easy, these marinated cucumbers give a wonderfully sweet crunch to salads; they are just as good eaten right out of the container!
Servings: 1 quart
Author: JB at The Grateful Girl Cooks!
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • Salt & Pepper , to taste (guessing I would say about 1/4 teaspoon each)
  • 3 large cucumbers , peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 of a medium red onion , finely chopped
  1. Peel and slice cucumbers; place in a container (that has a lid)
  2. Finely chop red onion; add to cucumbers.
  3. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Pour marinade over the cucumbers. Stir well to combine.
  5. Cover and refrigerate cucumbers for at least 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally.
  6. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes
Please note: The 10 minute prep time is "active" prep time. I did not include the 3-4 hours "inactive" refrigeration time necessary for all flavors to permeate and come together. Please plan accordingly.






2 Comments on Mom’s Marinated Cucumbers

  1. Judy Pierce
    September 28, 2015 at 3:06 PM (2 years ago)

    My mom also made these cukes but she let them stand overnight laying them with onion and then added water and vinegar – no oil. Very yummy!

    • jb
      September 29, 2015 at 7:55 AM (2 years ago)

      Hi, Judy! Those sound good, as well! Isn’t it funny how we have such strong memories of our Mom’s recipes, and how we tend to carry on their heritage? Thanks for taking the time to comment!


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