Grandma's Cucumber and Onion Salad


  • 7 cups sliced cucumbers
  • salt as needed
  • 1 cup sliced onions
  • 1 cup sliced green bell pepper(Optional)
  • 2 cups white sugar
  • 1 cup white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon celery seed(Optional)
  • 2 teaspoons salt, or to taste
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place cucumber slices in a colander and liberally sprinkle salt over cucumbers; set aside until water starts to release from cucumbers, about 15 minutes. Drain and rinse cucumbers.


  • Step 2

    Mix cucumbers, onions, and green bell pepper together in a bowl.

  • Step 3

    Whisk sugar, vinegar, celery seed, and 2 teaspoons salt together in a bowl until dressing is smooth; pour over cucumber mixture and stir until evenly coated.

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