Quick and easy, cold and crisp, Mom’s marinated cucumbers in vinaigrette provide a sweet crunch to salads, and are just as good eaten right out of the bowl!Quick and easy, cold and crisp, Mom's marinated cucumbers in vinaigrette provide a sweet crunch to salads, and are just as good eaten right out of the bowl!
When I was growing up, my Mom occasionally made batches of marinated cucumbers. We either could add them to a green salad, OR (as she preferred to do),  eat them… crispy and cold, right out of the container with a fork! Since I’ve been growing lots of cucumbers in our garden this year, it’s a perfect way to use some of our abundance.

This amazing little side dish is totally easy to prepare. Basically you mix up the marinade, slice up cucumbers, chop some red onion, mix it all together, then refrigerate for several hours so that the flavors come together beautifully!

That’s it! See how easy it is to make Mom’s marinated cucumbers? And these cucumbers are crisp, slightly sweet, and delicious! I’m glad to have so many from our little backyard garden!

Cucumber on vine in garden

Making Mom’s Marinated Cucumbers

To make mom’s marinated cucumbers, 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.

Cucumber is peeled and sliced (on yellow cutting mat)
Mix the marinade ingredients in a small bowl until sugar dissolves. This takes about a minute to prepare.

Marinade for cucumbers in metal bowl
Pour the marinade on top of the cucumbers, then stir well to combine.

Marinade poured over sliced cucumbers in container
Refrigerate, Then Enjoy Mom’s Marinated Cucumbers!

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!

Mom's marinated cucumbers, in bowl in refrigerator

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!

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Mom's Marinated Cucumbers
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
0 mins
Total Time
10 mins
 
Quick and easy, cold and crisp, Mom's marinated cucumbers in vinaigrette provide a sweet crunch to salads, and are just as good eaten right out of the bowl!
Category: Side Dish, Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mom's marinated cucumbers
Servings: 8 4 cups total (approx.)
Calories Per Serving: 146 kcal
Author: JB @ The Grateful Girl Cooks!
Ingredients
  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon (each) Salt & Pepper , to taste (guessing I would say about 1/4 teaspoon each)
  • 3 large large cucumbers , peeled and sliced
  • 1/4 medium medium red onion , finely chopped
Instructions
  1. Peel and slice cucumbers; place in a container that has a lid. Finely chop red onion; add to cucumbers.

  2. Whisk together the oil, vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper until sugar is dissolved. Pour marinade over the cucumbers. Stir well to combine. Cover and refrigerate cucumbers for at least 3-4 hours, stirring occasionally. 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.

Nutrition Facts
Mom's Marinated Cucumbers
Amount Per Serving (0.5 cups)
Calories 146 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Fat 6g9%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Sodium 75mg3%
Potassium 147mg4%
Carbohydrates 21g7%
Sugar 20g22%
Vitamin A 75IU2%
Vitamin C 3.6mg4%
Calcium 15mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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2 Comments on Mom’s Marinated Cucumbers

    • 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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