Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad – Creamy Cucumbers with Mayo Recipe

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Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple summer salad featuring crisp cucumbers and sliced onions. This creamy cucumbers recipe has mayo but no vinegar.

Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad

It’s cucumber season, and my Dad’s garden is producing tons and tons of cucumbers. I particularly love cucumbers straight from the garden. We tend to pick them early when they are on the smaller side without many seeds.

I actually peel mine and then eat them like I would a banana. Kinda strange, but oh, so yummy.

When I’m not strangely eating my cucumbers, I slice them up with onions in some sort of cucumber salad.

Creamy Cucumbers with Mayo Recipe

For years, I’ve been making Mom’s Cucumbers and Onions which is a vinegar- based cucumber salad; however, I really like creamy cucumber salads too.

I really like this recipe for Creamy Cucumbers using mayo which comes from way up in the mountains of West Virginia. I found the original recipe in the cook book called Heavenly Food from Our Holy Mountain.

Mayonnaise, milk and sugar are combined for a simple, yet creamy dressing

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Ingredient List for Cucumber Salad with Mayo

Cucumbers

Onions

Salt

Black Pepper

Mayonnaise

Sugar

Milk

How to Make Creamy Cucumbers with Mayonnaise (no vinegar)

  1. Peel (optional) and slice cucumbers. Slice onions. Place both in a bowl, sprinkle with salt and black pepper. Stir.
  2. Let cucumbers and onions sit in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes.
  3. Drain excess water.
  4. In a separate bowl, combine mayonnaise, milk and sugar until smooth.
  5. Pour over cucumbers and onions, and stir. Cucumber salad will thin out as it sits.

For the full ingredient amounts and recipe steps for old fashioned creamy cucumber salad, scroll to the recipe card at the bottom of this post.

Notes About Creamy Cucumbers with Mayo Recipe

  • Peeling the cucumber is an optional step.
  • Onions could be omitted, if desired.
  • Add sliced, ripe tomatoes for another spin on creamy cucumber salad with mayo.
  • There’s no vinegar is this cucumber salad.
  • Drain off any excess liquid that remains after letting the vegetables sit in salt in the refrigerator.
  • The sauce will thin out as it marinates.
  • Sour cream would be a suitable substitute for mayonnaise.
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Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad - Creamy Cucumbers with Mayo Recipe

Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple summer salad featuring crisp cucumbers and sliced onions.  This creamy cucumbers recipe has mayo but no vinegar.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time0 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: creamy cucumber salad, creamy cucumbers with mayo, cucumber salad no vinegar, old fashioned creamy cucumber salad
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Barbara

Ingredients

  • 3 cucumbers
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 teaspoon sugar (heaping)
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  • Peel cucumbers, if desired. Slice cucumbers and onions.
    Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple summer salad featuring crisp cucumbers and sliced onions.  This creamy cucumbers recipe has mayo but no vinegar.
  • Sprinkle with salt and black pepper; stir. Refrigerate for 30 minutes minimum.
    Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple summer salad featuring crisp cucumbers and sliced onions.  This creamy cucumbers recipe has mayo but no vinegar.
  • Drain off any water from the cucumbers and onions.
  • Mix together mayonnaise, sugar and milk in a separate bowl.
    Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple summer salad featuring crisp cucumbers and sliced onions.  This creamy cucumbers recipe has mayo but no vinegar.
  • Pour over cucumber salad and stir. Salad will thin as it sits.
    Old Fashioned Creamy Cucumber Salad is a simple summer salad featuring crisp cucumbers and sliced onions.  This creamy cucumbers recipe has mayo but no vinegar.

Notes

  • Peeling the cucumber is an optional step.  
  • Onions could be omitted, if desired.
  • Add sliced, ripe tomatoes for another spin on creamy cucumber salad with mayo.
  • There's no vinegar is this cucumber salad.
  • Drain off any excess liquid that remains after letting the vegetables sit in salt in the refrigerator. 
  • The sauce will thin out as it marinates.
  • Sour cream would be a suitable substitute for mayonnaise. 
  • Love a vinegar-based cucumber salad?  Try Mom's Cucumber and Onions

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