Food & Recipes

This Recipe For ‘Grandma’s Cucumber Salad’ Is A Must For Your Next Barbecue

Yum! This sounds so crisp and refreshing.

Today I am sharing another childhood favorite, a summer tradition at my grandparents’ for each and every barbecue – cucumber salad!

Crisp summer cucumbers and onions thinly sliced, marinated in a simple yummy vinegar, sugar and water dressing. A summertime favorite side dish.

This traditional, old-school classic cucumber salad recipe is refreshing, cool and crisp — perfect on hot summer days. This is the perfect side dish for any family gathering, picnic, BBQ or potluck — even better, it’s budget-friendly!

Every time my grandpa grilled steaks, burgers or hot dogs in the summer, this was always one of the side dishes. My great-grandma, (Grandma B), loved this salad, hence the name.

Over the years I have changed the recipe a smidgen, adding tomatoes and dill for another layer of flavor. I also like mixing in a little red onion along with a white or Vidalia onion.

Sometimes the simplest recipes are the best ones. This salad allows the garden fresh cucumbers and onions (and tomatoes) to shine.

I love lots and lots of dill in the salad (optional). Fresh dill weed is best, but dry dill weed works well too.

Get the recipe from Sweet Little Bluebird.