Cucumber Salad

Cucumber Salad

Summertime has FINALLY hit North Dakota… although this week it cooled down significantly! BUT we experienced some summer weather for a few days! It counts! 🙂 I don’t know what screams summer to you or what your favorite parts about summer are… But I love summer because of the food. The fresh fruits and vegetables and of course all the bbq’s, picnics, and potlucks! 

My husband and I have been enjoying lots of summer meals complete with salads, grilled meats, and we can hardly wait for our sweet corn to be ready this year! I’ve been crazily trying to use up our entire freezer full we put up last year! In case you missed it, here’s the best creamed corn recipe you will ever find! But besides sweet corn, one of my husband’s favorite things in the summer is cucumber salad. 

His mom has made this recipe for years. When my parents came to visit, they loved it so much they had to have the recipe too. Now my mom calls me or texts me everytime she makes it and just raves over how good it is. The best part? It is SUPER simple. I’ve made it so many times now I know the ingredients by heart. So now when you get an abundance of cucumbers, you can make this salad! 

Cucumber Salad
Serves 6
a perfect summer salad
Prep Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
  1. 6 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
  2. 1 medium onion, diced
  1. 1 cup dressing (Miracle Whip)
  2. 1/3 cup sugar
  3. 2 tablespoons white vinegar
  4. salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix the dressing together in a small bowl.
  2. Add to the cucumbers and onions and mix well.
  3. Refrigerate at least an hour before serving.
Half Batch
  1. 2-3 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced thin
  2. 1/2 medium onion, diced
  1. 1/2 cup dressing (Miracle Whip)
  2. 2-3 tablespoons sugar
  3. 1 tablespoons white vinegar
  4. salt and pepper to taste
Adapted from my mother-in-law
Adapted from my mother-in-law
Prairie Californian

Jenny Dewey Rohrich


  1. Lesley S
    July 15, 2014 / 1:30 pm

    Our family has a similar recipe but we add tomatoes! It is one of my favorite summer salads!

  2. July 15, 2014 / 2:01 pm

    Thank you so much for sharing this recipe! My mom used to make this for my dad all the time, but I never got the recipe from her. Definitely making this for my dad.

  3. July 15, 2014 / 9:37 pm

    I love summer produce so much! We make a similar salad but using heavy cream and not Miracle Whip. I love them just plain too. For your creamed corn, if you like a little heat, add some jarred, pickled jalapeños! Aaand now I’m hungry. Looks great!
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    • July 16, 2014 / 10:31 am

      Heavy cream is really popular around here for cucumber salad too! I will have to try the jalapenos in the corn, GREAT idea!

  4. Margaret
    July 16, 2014 / 10:24 am

    I am going to try this tonight . I am using 1/3 plain yogurt and 1/3 miracle maybe less. I am making 1/3 or the recipe for 2 people. I do not think the leftovers would store very well. The chickens would love it but if I gave it to them they would be requesting cucumber salad…………..

    • July 16, 2014 / 10:31 am

      I use the half batch recipe for my husband and I. We usually have leftovers, they store just fine. It just gets more soupy/liquid but it’s still good. Some people’s cucumber salads around here they actually use cream! 🙂 The longer the flavors meld together, the better it gets.

  5. Margaret
    July 16, 2014 / 10:28 am

    I am trying this tonight with variations for 2 people and no left overs.

  6. Claudia
    August 1, 2014 / 6:47 pm

    Consequently delectable! That appears to be amazing!
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