Cucumber Vinegar Salad

    1 hour 10 minutes

    This is a Norwegian style cucumber salad that doesn't use oil in the dressing. It's very cool and refreshing especially with barbecued fish.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 2 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
    • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
    • 1 1/2 cups (375ml) water
    • 1/2 cup (125ml) rice wine vinegar
    • 1 teaspoon caster sugar
    • 1/4 teaspoon salt

    Preparation:10min  ›  Extra time:1hour chilling  ›  Ready in:1hour10min 

    1. Combine cucumbers and red onion in a serving bowl.
    2. In a mixing bowl, stir together water, rice wine vinegar, sugar and salt. Pour over cucumbers. Chill for 1 hour. Serve chilled or at room temperature.

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    I love cucumber and red onion together. I used more sugar and regular vinegar instead of the rice wine. I also threw in some dill for added flavor and they were delicious. Thanks Ann  -  14 Oct 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I used white onion (I did not have a red onion) and doubled the sugar. After marinating for several hours, the onion flavor was overpowering so I drained the liquid and added 2 more teaspoons of sugar to sweeten it up. I am going to put it on a sandwich with cream cheese, tomatoes and avocado.  -  18 Apr 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    I have tried many Cucumber Salad recepies but this is the best. Sometimes I add a little fresh dill or fresh parsly  -  11 Sep 2004  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)