Fresh Cucumber Salad Dressing

I have a salad dressing for you today that is made with fresh cucumber, and it is the best tasting salad dressing that I have run across in a long time.

My mother introduced it to me. I had given her some of  our homegrown cucumbers, and she found the recipe for this dressing in an old cookbook. She was so pleased with it that she asked me to taste it. It was so refreshingly good!

I immediately copied down the recipe and made some myself. Everyone that tasted it loved it.

It is so good with our favorite, a salad of tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers. But it would be equally good on a lettuce wedge, a garden salad, or used as a dipping sauce.

To make this dressing, you will need 1 medium sized cucumber, 1 small onion, lemon juice, mayonnaise,  Worcestershire sauce, garlic salt, and sugar. (I substituted Splenda.)

You will need a box grater to grate the cucumber and onion. The next time I make this dressing, I will use my food processor, but this recipe came out of an OLD cookbook  so I followed the directions as printed.

First, grate the cucumber using the large holes on the grater.

Allow the cucumber to sit for a few minutes and then drain off the liquid.

Grate the onion using the small holes of the grater.

This will produce some onion liquid but save the liquid! It gives the dressing wonderful flavor.

Place the grated cucumber and grated onion in a bowl. Add 1 cup of mayonnaise.

Next, add 1/8 teaspoon garlic salt, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, 1 teaspoon sugar, and 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce and mix it all together.

Pour it into a container and refrigerate. Oops, I was a little messy!

All clean now. I actually doubled the recipe when I made it today so I could share with my sister-in-law.

Our favorite summer salad is made with tomatoes, onions, and cucumbers.

The dressing is just fabulous with the salad.

This recipe is a real keeper, and if you’d like a printable copy, click here.

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  1. says

    I bet that is delicious!! I can especially imagine it with your homegrown ingredients. Thanks for sharing the recipe, Jane.

  2. says

    My mouth started watering as soon as I saw the ingredients! This looks and sounds delicious. I’m so glad you shared the recipe at Show & Tell. I’m pinning it to my recipe board on Pinterest. I’ll be sure to post about it when I try it!

    sharon @ mrs. hines class

  3. says

    This sounds delicious! I will be tryong this today.I love discovering new-old recipes in cookbooks. I guess thats why I have so many and can’t resist buying more!

  4. sue says

    thanks for the recipe! i am going to make some of this today! I have an abundance of little cherry tomatoes and this would be a great dressing for the tomato slads I have been eating everyday!!

  5. says

    I am saving this one! Jane, I think you and Leo should do an “eCookbook” of your recipes. And, of course, should be entitled Good Cookin’ from Cottage of the Crossroads”! :) xo

  6. says

    We make a dressing very much like this one for our Gyros! We stir fry chicken, onions and peppers…toast pita bread and then load it up with the stir fry mix, lettuce and tomato and cucumber dressing! OH MY! It is SO good! Your dressing is perfect for so many dishes!

  7. says

    Jane~ This sounds delicious! When my friend shares her surplus of cukes from her garden with me, I’m going to try this, but with Duke’s Mayo :)

  8. Jean Windham says

    Thanks for the cucumber salad dressing recipe. i am sure we will enjoy. I bet it is really good. I love cucumbers….

  9. says

    This one is a keeper. Just wanted to drop by and let you know that I made your dressing this evening with one of my cukes and a noon-day onion. Served it over vine ripe tomatoes and also dipped some fried green tomatoes in it too. Very good. Love the cucumber flavor. Thanks for sharing your recipe.

  10. JoAnn Johnson says

    Just tried your cucumber dressing. It is wonderful and fresh. How long does it keep (1 week?)
    Will try the Dill relish and bread and butter pickles next.
    Love the house and the website


  11. Dennis says

    It sounds like a good one. I have a ton of cucumbers growing in my garden. Do you have any idea how long it might keep in sealed jars?

  12. Jean Windham says

    I was reading the current blog and saw the mention about the cucumber dressing so I read it. The dressing sounds good and the salad is one of my favorites in the summer too. I am not sure if I had made a copy of this recipe so I plan to try it this weekend. Thanks Jane

  13. Laurie Rogers says

    I served this tonight and received the best compliment known to mothers: “Hey Mom, that cucumber stuff was good.” (from my thirteen year old daughter)

  14. Thomas says

    I am from India and came across this recipe when I googled cucumber salad dressing.

    Thank you for posting,I am sure this is going to turn out great and make me eat more vegetables.

  15. Julie says

    In making the cucumber salad dressing, do you leave the peeling on and grate it as well?

    It looks really good and I plan on trying it.

    • says

      Julie, I don’t see any reason why you can’t leave the peel on the cucumber. In fact, little flecks of green would look pretty in the dressing. When you make the dressing, let me know which way you prefer it!

    • nancy says

      I was thinking the same thing about substituting mayo for the yogurt. Did you try it and did it come out.

  16. says

    This looks so good! Thank you for sharing I will make it and share it with my family for sure. :)
    Anybody reading right now cucumbers are on sale at Winn Dixie this week.

  17. D BLanton says

    i’m making this tomorrow. Looks relish. I’m not a big mayo person, so I will be using yogurt. Hope it takes as good as yours looks. Thanks to you and your mom. BTW, I love your cottage.


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