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Cucumbers in a bowl marinated with red onion. Wooden spoons, a sliced onion, and a plate are next to the bowl

Easy Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers (Cucumber Salad)

Easy Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers are a light, refreshing, summertime side dish. Add regular or cherry tomatoes for a more colorful cucumber salad.
Course Side Dish, Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber salad, Side, Side Dish
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories 66kcal
Author Erica Walker



  • Peel and slice cucumbers into thin slices.
    Cutting Cucumbers
  • Cut onion in half and cut into very thin slices.
    Cutting Onions
  • Combine onions and cucumbers in a large bowl.
    Mixing cucumbers and onions
  • In a separate, medium-sized bowl, combine remaining ingredients. Stir until sugar dissolves. 
    Stirring together marinade ingredients
  • Pour vinegar mixture over cucumbers and onions. Stir until the cucumbers are evenly coated in the dressing.*
    Pouring marinade over cucumbers
  • Refrigerate at least 20 minutes. Before serving, drain liquid and place in a serving bowl to serve.
    Draining marinade from cucumbers



*You can also combine the cucumbers, onions, and dressing in a resealable plastic bag to marinade. Drain liquid from the bag, and pour the salad into a bowl to serve.
*See notes above for instructions on saving in refrigerator.


Calories: 66kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 237mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 108IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 25mg | Iron: 1mg