Cucumbers and Onion Salad

It’s not summer without Cucumbers and Onion Salad!  Growing up, this was a frequent dish my mom served alongside the main course, oftentimes made with fresh veggies still warm from the garden.  Now, I serve it to my family, with a few adjustments to make it my own.


  • 1 large cucumber (you may need more, depending on the size of your cucumbers)
  • 1/2 c. white or yellow onion
  • 1/2 c. mayonnaise (gluten-free)
  • 2 T. red wine vinegar, wine vinegar, or raw apple cider vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. In a serving dish, whisk together mayonnaise and vinegar.
  2. Thinly slice the onion into half-moons.
  3. Slice the cucumber into discs.
  4. Gently toss the veggies with the mayonnaise dressing.
  5. Top with salt and pepper, to taste.
  6. Let marinate in the refrigerator for about 15-30 minutes before serving.

This recipe is completely flexible.  You can adjust the measurements to taste.  Usually, I don’t even measure.  Also, play around with the spices.  Try dill, garlic, thyme and more!


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