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Kids' Favorite Cucumber Salad (Parve)

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Kids' Favorite Cucumber Salad

Kids' Favorite Cucumber Salad

Giora Shimoni
This is the only salad my kids request. During the summer months I tend to buy each week about 20 Israeli-sized (small) cucumbers. Then as soon as I get home I wash them and slice them in the food processor. Add the spices, put in the refrigerator, and the family can enjoy this sweet salad all week long.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes


  • 6 large (or 10 small) cucumbers
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 2 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • 3 Tbsp. sugar
  • 1 small onion, sliced


1. Wash cucumbers. Do not peel cucumbers. Slice them thinly using a food processor (or by hand).
2. Sprinkle with salt and let sit for 20 minutes.
3. Drain.
4. Add lemon juice, sugar and onion.
5. Refrigerate for a few hours.
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 5 out of 5
Kids favorite cucumber salad, Member marionettaj

My late mother-in-law taught me how to make this salad back in 1961 after she served it as the appetizer with dinner. She called it cumber and onion salad but used vinegar instead of lemon juice. My two sons grew up on all kinds of salads, trying to copy the taste of my salads, but they only were able to give it their own taste to it. They were just as good as mine and my mother-in-law's salads. They have also added small whole tomatoes, green, red, yellow and orange sweet peppers to give it a more creative texture and taste. Sometimes all the ingredients were added at once, other times they would add two or three items at a time. My sons and I love to come up with new ways to serve old favorites to this day I still make it today, but in greater quantites as I am a salad eater and always have salad of some kind in the refrigerator as a great between meal ""snack"". I have been know to eat salads with bacon and eggs for breakfast.

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