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Dilly Cucumber Salad

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I remember as a little girl, whenever my Grandma Millner would visit, our refrigerator would smell faintly of onions and vinegar because she’d always have a big bowl of cucumber salad stashed in there.  Back then, I remember eating it without complaint, but I wasn’t all that impressed with it.  I think I may use more sugar than her, because I’m practically addicted to the recipe I use now, and you all know how much I like my sugar!

This is a wonderfully cold, crisp, sweet, and briny salad to serve during the warmer months, and a great addition to a potluck or barbecue.  It reminds me of a better and fresher version of bread and butter pickles, though not quite as sweet.  This makes a huge bowl so feel free to cut the recipe down if you don’t think you’ll need this much. Enjoy!

Dilly Cucumber Salad

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4 cucumbers
1 large white onion
¼ cup finely diced red bell pepper
¾ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup white vinegar
1 tablespoon dried dill
2 teaspoons salt

Wash cucumbers well (I get them wet and rub a little dish soap over them to get help get the wax off, then rinse them very well with warm water).  Cut cucumbers in half, then lay flat side down and slice; place slices in a very large bowl. Next, cut the onion in half lengthwise.  Place halves flat-side down, cut in half again lengthwise, then slice very thin width-wise; add to the cucumbers. Measure in remaining ingredients, stir well, and refrigerate overnight before serving. Stir once or twice if you can. The salt will cause water to come out of the veggies and by morning, the liquid will be filled up to the level of the veggies. Serve cold with a slotted spoon.

Serves 16.

Per serving: 52 calories; 0 g fat; 293 mg sodium; 145 mg potassium; 13.1 g carbohydrates; 1 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 1 g protein; 1 Point Plus

Recipe by Veronica Miller

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I have a kitchen addiction and love to collect & share recipes. My passion is baking but I love to cook as well. The only thing I don't like to do in the kitchen is wash dishes, but my husband generally does them for me in exchange for his dinner.

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  1. I love Grandma recipes. :) This one looks delicious, and I’m with ya on the extra sugar, I’m addicted too.

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  2. I fell in love with dill last summer and now I can’t get enough of it! I’m also in love with all things pickles…so this sounds like an addiction waiting to happen.

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  3. Great picnic food! You know, I used to keep around cucumbers to snack on–I would just grab a whole cucumber and eat it top to bottom like a carrot. I might have to take up that habit again this summer.

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  4. Cucumber and dill really is a match made in heaven! Love this pretty salad, it looks like perfect picnic food!

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  5. Sans the onions, I am all over this – I think past Tabasco and Frank’s hot sauce, vinegar is my other favorite condiment – have a great weekend Veronica!

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  6. I’m quite drawn to salad and chutney dishes like this. Easy to throw together and freshen up a meal. Thanks for sharing

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  7. Such a refreshing and delightful salad!

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  8. I love cucumbers! I think they might be my favorite veggie! That salad look so fresh!

    Thanks for the steak tartare video….so funny! And you were close about my “bucket list” adventure…it did involve being in the air….

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  9. This is my favorite type of cucumber salad! I’m such a huge fan of dill…yum!

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  10. Veronica – I featured you over at my blog today on my Tuesday Ten post. I hope it is ok with you that I used a screenshot of your header with a few links to your site. Have a great week :)

    Oh, also, your contact link isn’t working for me. It takes me to a subscribe page. Just a heads up :D

    Ali
    http://www.jamhands.net

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  11. What a great summer dish V! If I didn’t have to make the hubs spaghetti salad tonight, I’d try this ;)

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