Cucumber Salad with Lime Dressing

This recipe has been in the family for many years. It’s a fantastic way to use up all the cucumbers we find in the garden. It always turns out well and is very pretty.


Cucumber Salad with Lime Dressing


1 english cucumber or 4-5 small/medium cucumbers from the garden

¼ cup lime juice

2 tbsp vegetable oil

2 tbsp white wine vinegar

2 tbsp water

1 tbsp sugar

¼ tsp salt

¼ tsp pepper

Dash of hot sauce

1 cup onion, sliced finely


Score the cucumbers lengthwise with fork tines.


Slice thinly crosswise. Place in a mason jar.


In a small saucepan combine lime, oil, vinegar, water, sugar, salt, pepper and hot sauce. Bring to a boil, stirring.  Reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes. Pour over cucumbers and mix well. Let cool.


When cool , add onion and stir well. Cover the jar with a lid and refrigerate for a few hours.



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