Sweet and Sour Cucumbers



Recipe Information

Total Time: 

1 hour 15 minutes; 15 minutes active



This simple marinated salad is perfect picnic dish. It pairs well with grilled meats, seafood and poultry.


  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled and smashed
  • 1 pound English cucumbers, very thinly sliced
  • 1 small sweet onion, thinly julienned
  • Salt and black pepper to taste


In a small saucepan, bring the honey, vinegar, mustard seeds and garlic to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and let cool. Discard the garlic clove. In a large bowl, toss the cooled vinegar mixture with the cucumbers and onion and a pinch each of salt and black pepper. Let the cucumbers sit for at least 1 hour before serving.

Serving Suggestion

This classic summertime recipe is the perfect picnic salad and pairs well with grilled meats, seafood and poultry, particularly Thai- or Mediterranean-inspired dishes. A few drops of sesame oil adds an Asian twist, or toss in some minced serrano pepper to spice it up.

Nutritional Information

65 calories, 0 g. fat, 0 mg. cholesterol, 45 mg. sodium, 15 g. carbohydrate, 1 g. fiber, 1 g. protein