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Fresh Cucumber Salad Dressing

by Jane Windham on May 30, 2012

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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{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

Gina May 30, 2012 at 9:24 pm

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


Diane May 30, 2012 at 10:09 pm

Thanks for the recipe Jane! Looking forward to trying it out!


Sharon May 31, 2012 at 12:29 am

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


vickie May 31, 2012 at 5:28 am

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!


Michele Smith May 31, 2012 at 6:39 am

Yummy! that looks delicious. Thank you for sharing.


Shannon @Cozy Home Scenes May 31, 2012 at 8:02 am

Jane, the dressing looks delicious. I’m sure that pretty salad was made even better when it was added. The salad looks refreshing for a hot humid day like we had yesterday.—— Shannon


Shirley@Housepitality Designs May 31, 2012 at 8:28 am

Jane…what a wonderful recipe…I have not purchased bottled dressings in a long while now and look for great salad dressing recipes…this is one that I will be trying this weeks…Looks wonderful!


Kathleen May 31, 2012 at 8:29 am

Sounds very good! I am jealous you have fresh veggies from your garden already!


sue May 31, 2012 at 9:23 am

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!!


Barbara F. May 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

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


Olive May 31, 2012 at 1:21 pm

I love any recipe involving cucumber and I could do this one easily and I have a food processor. Thanks Jane.


Ann May 31, 2012 at 7:19 pm

Oh my does that look good! Love fresh tomato and cucumbers this time of year!


Lavender Dreams June 1, 2012 at 10:24 am

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!


Sarah@budgetfriendlydecorating June 1, 2012 at 5:53 pm

This recipe looks yummy. I love homemade dressings!


Mary June 1, 2012 at 6:24 pm

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 :)


Design Chic June 1, 2012 at 6:35 pm

I can almost taste it – looks delicious!!


Dolly Sarrio June 2, 2012 at 12:17 am

Oh my Jane that looks so delicious I am gonna make it. Thanks for posting it.


Susan in SC June 2, 2012 at 5:29 am

This sounds really good! Thanks for sharing so many of your wonderful recipes!!


Jean Windham June 3, 2012 at 7:15 pm

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


Jana June 5, 2012 at 8:30 pm

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.


JoAnn Johnson July 27, 2012 at 1:39 pm

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



Dennis August 5, 2012 at 7:12 pm

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?


Jean Windham August 11, 2012 at 5:29 pm

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


Laurie Rogers August 21, 2012 at 9:00 pm

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)


g sprague May 15, 2013 at 9:46 am

This is a wonderful recipe and we thank you for sharing and your Mother for finding it.


Thomas April 25, 2014 at 1:22 pm

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.


Barbara F. August 28, 2014 at 9:58 pm

Sounds so good, can’t wait to try it when I can have dairy again.


Julie September 1, 2014 at 2:42 pm

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.


Jane Windham September 1, 2014 at 3:14 pm

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!


latasha November 13, 2014 at 11:32 am

Looks sooooo yummy(: going to try switching the mayo with plain yogurt! Exactly what I was looking for thanks so much!


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