Marinated Cucumbers

Marinated Cucumbers are a light and tasty side dish that is ideal for the summer. The marinade, which is acidic and slightly sweet, lends a burst of flavor to the crisp and crunchy cucumbers and red onions. This meal is simple to prepare and can be made ahead of time, making it an excellent choice for picnics, barbecues, or any other occasion when you need a quick and delicious side dish. Enjoy these tasty Marinated Cucumbers!


  • 2 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Fresh dill for serving (optional)

Preparation time: 10 minutes Marinating time: 1 hour Total time: 1 hour 10 minutes


  1. In a medium bowl, combine the white vinegar, water, granulated sugar, salt, black pepper, and garlic powder. Whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
  2. Add the thinly sliced cucumbers and red onion to the bowl and toss to coat in the marinade.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 1 hour or up to 4 hours.
  4. Serve the marinated cucumbers chilled, garnished with fresh dill, if desired.