Thursday, November 11, 2010

VeganMoFo: Grandma's Cucumber Salad

Recipe: Cucumber Salad
Family Member: Grandma M

Brief Description: This is another recipe from Doc’s side of the family. I’ve had this dish a few times when visiting his parents. It comes from his grandmother, whom I never met, sadly. I know I would have really loved her though. This salad is a vinegary side with crisp cucumber slices and onion. It’s also already vegan! I halved the recipe since there are only two of us and it accompanied three meals. And since I'm such a pepper fanatic, I added black pepper. And I sliced the onions the wrong way! Gosh! I just can't follow directions.

Original Ingredients:
2 large cucumbers
1 large red onion
1/2 cup vinegar
1/2 cup water
1 tsp. salt
2 TBSP. sugar

Original Directions:
Pare and slice cucumbers thinly. Slice onion into thin rings. Place in a bowl with the cucumbers. Bring remaining ingredients to a boil. Pour over cucumbers and onions. Refrigerate at least several hours.

Vegan Notes: None!


  1. It's so pretty! I love cucumber salads and I will have to try this one.

  2. oh yum. i love pickled salads like this, and i am a big pepper fan, too.

    grandma recipes are just the best. i am lucky to have all of the recipes from both of my grandmothers.