Homemade Cucumber Salad with onions and dill on a wooden table

A classic summer salad with balanced flavors.

This salad is a simple way to enjoy the produce from your summer garden. The crunch of the fresh cucumbers and onions and the bite of the vinegar balanced by just a bit of sugar makes for a great side to a summer meal. Learn more about sugar’s role in balancing flavors in foods here.



  1. Peel (if desired) and thinly slice the cucumbers
  2. Slice the onions.
  3. Combine water, vinegar and sugar in a bowl with a lid and stir until combined.
  4. Add cucumbers and onions to vinegar mixture and stir.
  5. Place in the fridge for a few hours before eating (less time is ok too!).

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