Old-Fashioned Cucumber Salad

This recipe has been in our family for years. My mother & her mom used it; now I use it and have passed it on to Alissa. Now it’s time we share it with our Cherished Cottage Family- I hope you enjoy! 


  • 3-4 large cucumbers*
  • 1 large red onion
  • 1 cup mayo
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup milk


  1. Cut cucumbers into thin slices (if you don’t like the skin, peel them before slicing), set aside.
  2. Dice up onion & set aside with the cucumber.
  3. In a large bowl mix mayo & sugar, let sit for about 3 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar to sugary/mayo mix & stir again.
  5. Finally, add the milk & stir. The dressing should be thin but not watery looking.
  6. Stir in cucumbers & onions.
  7. Chill for at least an hour


*If you don’t want cucumber with a lot of seeds try getting English cucumber from your supermarket.

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