New York Deli Style Cucumber Salad

New York delis have wonderful salads…. The New York delis that I grew up with had a wide variety of all kinds of salads …. and one of my favorite is cucumber salad. It’s a really simple salad… but oh so good.

The sweet and sour flavor of the dressing just enhances the cucumbers and onion. It is a summer staple in our house….. it’s perfect for barbecues and picnics…. It goes with so many foods… an easy and quick salad to add to your menu.

I originally got the recipe from my friend Stephanie’s Mother when I was in college. I was at her house for a barbecue and sure enough there was the cucumber salad…. I asked her what deli she had gotten it from and that’s when I found out it was homemade… Steph’s Mom gladly shared her recipe with me… and I’ve made it ever since.

Recipe:  New York Deli Style Cucumber Salad

All you need:

3 cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
1 medium to large onion, thinly sliced (sweet onion preferred)
2/3 cup white vinegar
2/3 cup water
4 tablespoons sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper

All you need to do:

Place the cucumbers and onions in a large bowl. Mix well.

In a small bowl, combine remaining ingredients and mix well.

Pour the vinegar water mixture over the cucumbers and onions and mix well.

Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least two hours.

Stir well before serving.

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