Sweet & Sour Cucumbers Recipe

This post may contain affiliate links. See my disclosure policy for more details.

A super simple side dish for the senses. This is a great recipe to keep in mind for the summer months when cucumbers are plentiful!

Using a mandoline slicer will make for consistent cucumber slices. After the cucumbers are sliced, they need to sit with salt on them to draw out the liquid.

Dry the cucumbers with a paper towel after they are done soaking in the salt. Then just add teh cucumbers to the dressing and refrigerate for 30 minutes!

Sweet & Sour Cucumbers Recipe
Recipe type: Side Dish
  • 2-3 large cucumbers, unpeeled & thinly sliced (I sliced with a mandolin slicer)
  • 1 tbsp Kosher salt
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • ½-1 tbsp dried dill weed (more or less depending on taste preference)
  • 3 tbsp sugar (or corresponding measurement for sugar substitute)
  • ½ tsp ground peppercorn
  1. Place sliced cucumbers in a colander, sprinkle with salt, toss and let set for 15-20 minutes. The salt will help draw the excess water out of the cucumbers.
  2. In a large bowl whisk together the vinegar, dill, sugar & pepper.
  3. Shake cucumbers free of as much water as possible, pat dry with paper towels and toss with dressing.
  4. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  5. Serve & Enjoy! Best served cold!


Make sure you check out my other easy recipes in my recipe index!

This recipe may be linked at I Should Be Mopping the Floor, Two Maids Milking, The Saturday Evening Pot, Permanent Posies, 33 Shades of Green, Blackberry Vine , Polka Dots on Parade, Southern Lovely, Crystal & Comp, Tatertots & Jello

The following two tabs change content below.
Ashley is a happily married stay at home mom to a beautiful little girl and a little boy. Ashley and her husband come from a small town and enjoy the simple pleasures in life, like GREAT FOOD. They love to try out new recipes and experiment in the kitchen together, but also enjoy reading, painting and photography.

Latest posts by Ashley @HowtoHaveitAll (see all)