Cucumber Salad – Variation on a Classic

Cucumber Salad

One of my favorite veggies…cucumbers!!! Although it’s not summertime when I can have a stash of my own from our garden…I was still hungry for one of my favorite salads.  But, I decided to change it up a little from the ol’ standby of my goto vinegar, onion, and cucumber salad.  Everyone has there variation on that salad…some add sugar (a lot or a little), some add oil….but me….I like it straight up….just cucumber, onion, apple cider vinegar, salt, and pepper.  I could eat that by the ton, yum!!

But, today I did something a little different I wanted to share, but…..equally as easy!!

Cucumber Salad

I started out the same way….sliced up my cucumbers and halved them, then doused them in apple cider vinegar. (For some reason I didn’t add onion today, but if you like onion, add that, too.  I normally do and love it!)

Here’s where I changed it up….

You might have thought from the picture I added balsamic vinegar, but that isn’t it!

Cucumber Salad

I added soy sauce…it works perfectly with the cucumbers!!  Now, because soy sauce is already heavy in salt, I did not add additional salt to the salad.  But, I did add freshly ground black pepper to finish it off.

Cucumber Salad

So simple…but, not the usual cucumber onion salad. Thought you may enjoy the little twist on a classic!  Give it a try and let me know what you think!


Cucumber Salad

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Tara Foster

Hi! I'm Tara, half of the Growit Buildit duo. I am a frugal DIY enthusiast!! My professional background is in education and counseling, but have spent the last few years as a stay at home mom, which has given me the opportunity to explore my passions that have been put aside for so long. I gravitate towards what I'd consider modern farmhouse style, with a little boho mixed in. I have planned remodels for larger projects, like our kitchen, as well as many smaller DIY projects around our house. In addition, I create a lot of smaller craft projects. I am currently a maker for a local retail boutique in our area called 6ix North. I hope my posts provide you with some useful information for your DIY projects.

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