• Bethanyjolee

    This recipe made me take a trip down to my childhood garden foods, because my mom made something almost exactly like this. The only difference: she never used sesame seeds. Going to have to try this with the sesame seeds! I love cucumbers!!

    • My Mom never used sesame seeds. That was added later to the recipe. It makes for a nice presentation and a little extra touch of flavor. Have fun with this one. 🙂

  • This reminds me of the cucumber salad served in my favourite Hungarian restaurant! Love cucumbers. Thanks for the recipe.

    • How cool, I have never had this at a restaurant except for a sweeter version at at Japanese restaurant. Enjoy. 🙂

  • doreenpendgracs

    This is a recipe we have long enjoyed in our home, Susan. Thanks for the reminder.

    Now … if the weather in Manitoba would just smarten up and bring on some enduring sunshine (not just the short spurts we’ve been privy to) we could really get into the BBQ and salad season!  Cheers!

    • You’re welcome.  We could swap a little of your not so summer weather for my way hot temps.  Then it would be great for both of us.  🙂

  • This looks wonderful Susan and it’s perfect for me. I’m easily intimidated by  recipes that start out with long lists of ingredients. 🙂 This will definitely be a keeper.

    • I am pleased this works for you.  This recipe is one of my favorites

  • Yum.  I’m growing cucumbers once again; last year I had a few gigantic ones!  This year I’m aiming for pickling cucumbers.

    If you would be interested in hosting my pickle recipe, I’d be happy to write it up.  It involves a few days of fermenting the pickles.

    • How cool!  I LOVE pickles and would love to have you create a pickle post for me.  If you could send some pictures of them a well that would be awesome.  This will be fun. 🙂

  • MMA Acupuncture

    Very awesome I’ve been looking for some new items to incorporate into my salads and this looks great! Definitely a much healthier snack!

    • Awesome.  Let me know how you liked it when you try it. 🙂

  • Elizabeth Scott

    I LOVE LOVE your ragged manilla envelope. We have had many a wonderful meals from that envelope. I am not really fond of cucumbers but David loves them so I’ll have to to try these.

    • I beleive David would like this recipe. It certainly is easy enough. Let me know how he liked it when you make it for him. 🙂

  • Bethany Lee

    I made this today!! It was delicious!!

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  • I have been growing cucumbers, so I may be consulting your recipe in August. Hope that my little seedlings survive. You are making me hungry for cucumbers, but I don’t care for what has been available in our supermarket, so I’ll wait.

    • Hi Leora, I love home grown cucumbers. They are the best. I do hope yours doe well. I agree, I prefer the ones at a farmers market to the ones in the store for that reason. 🙂

  • I think this is about what my husband does with his cucumber salad. He doesn’t use the sesame seeds though.

    • Hi Cassandra, There are a number of versions out and about. This just happens to be our favorite. In any case they are all pretty darn good. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Just in time…was looking for a summer salad to serve my our of town guest this weekend!!Perfect and thank you Susan!

    • WOOT, WOOT. That is so cool Jaquie. You will enjoy how easy it is too. 🙂

  • Yes, love cucumbers done this way. Never had them with sesame seeds though. Will have to try that!

    • I like the sesame seeds with this recipe allot for a bit of texture and added subtle flavor. :-), Enjoy. 🙂

  • Jon Jefferson

    My mother makes one similar to this. My personal favorite is to just mix onions, cucumbers, and lemon juice together. But then, I like my pickles tart.

    • I love it with lemon juice too Jon. The best part is it doesn’t take as long to make as pickles do. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I would love to try this, but am afraid cucumbers do not love me back when eat them 😉

    • Oh no Jeri, I’ll have come up with a recipe for you that loves you better. 🙂

      • Jeri Walker-Bickett

        I still eat them though from time to time and pay the price 😉

        • I have the same problem with raw onions so I push them aside with this salad. I’ll have some more summer salads that I know you’ll like in the future. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    Yum! These are absolutely perfect for the summer.

    • Yep, it certainly is, and so easy too Debra. 🙂 Enjoy. 🙂

  • Raquel

    Great recipe – I love cucumber salad! Perfect for the warm weather we have been having and easy to put together!.

    • I like it for all the reasons you mentioned Raquel. It really is a no fail recipe and it’s oh so good too. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Sounds like a simple and delicious recipe for those who enjoy cucumbers.

  • As soon as I saw the raw onions I turned the page. Ugh! I’m one of the few people on earth who doesn’t like onions unless they’ve been totally incinerated when cooked as part of another dish. Love cucumbers,though,and the idea of the sesame seeds.

    • Hi Jeannette. You can easily subtract the onions from the recipe and it will taste just fine. I’m not an onion lover either and will push them aside when we have this salad. 😀

  • Charmie Prajapati

    My niece loves cucumber and I guess this dish is going to serve her purpose of hogging more of these salads.

    • Hi Charmie, I think this will definitely fit your nieces needs. Enjoy. :-)))

  • Paul Graham

    Susan, your salad beats the old British cucumber sandwich which is the closest thing I’ve found to bread and water without being incarcerated. I like the idea of the sesame seeds for texture

    • LOL, I haven’t thought of it in that way Paul. The sesame seed do add a bit of crunch and flavor. Enjoy

  • What a simple and delicious recipe for cucumbers-lovers. It’s summer salads time 🙂

    • Yep IIaria, it’s now time to break out those summer salads. This is one our favorites. Enjoy. 🙂

  • HomeJobsbyMOM

    Cucumbers are SO refreshing. This recipe will be perfect for when I am sweating it Texas heat next month. I’d just have to do without the onions. Not a fan of raw ones.

    • Hi Krystle, This recipe can easily be made without onion. After all, it’s all about the cucumbers. 🙂

  • Pat Ruppel

    Mmmm, this one is good, Susan. I use a similar recipe like this, too, only don’t measure it out or use onions. I’ll have to try that next time. I remember eating cucumbers like this at my grandmother’s with fresh ripe tomatoes. Always thought it was typical southern eating.

    How have you been with the fires in CA? I hope you stay safe. 🙂

    • Hi Pat, Happily the fire a pretty far away from me. This is recipe that can add or subtract onions. it all gets down to what you like. I think tomatoes would be a great addition. Yum 🙂

      • Pat Ruppel

        I’m glad to hear that though it’s sad for those that are affected. I hope they get them put out soon and things settle down. The tomatoes are a nice side garnish along with the cucumbers. Something my grandmother always used to fix. Hits the spot on a nice hot summer day.

        • With the drought, the fire season has started way to soon. I do pray for those that are affected. 🙁

          • Pat Ruppel

            I know. It’s been crazy.

  • Catarina Alexon

    Your cucumber sallad sounds delicious, Susan. Have to try it.

  • RoseMary Griffith

    This reminds me of a salad my mom used to make. She loved cukes. Me, not so much. However, like I do with so many of your posts, I sent this to my husband. He loves the darned things and just ate about 12 of the baby ones in 4 days! I’m sure he’ll love this recipe.

  • I love cucumbers any way they’re served. My mother often made marinated cucumbers with vinegar but I don’t think she ever put sesame seeds in hers. Mostly dill. I’m saving this recipe. I think my husband would like the sesame seed version.

  • Susan — my husband used to make cucumber salad, but I wouldn’t let him add onions, which I don’t like. I know they probably make the recipe but not for me!

  • Jacqueline Gum

    Marinated Cucumber Salad is one of my all time favorites! Sometimes, I am so hungry for it I can barely wait the few hours it takes to marinate! LOL

  • This would be the perfect side dish for a summer barbecue. I love slightly pickled cucumbers, especially on sandwiches. I’d never have thought of sesame seeds, though, will have to try that next time.