Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers

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Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers is one of the easiest side dishes ever.  These cucumbers are sweet, tangy, and crunchy.

peeled, sliced, vinegar marinated cucumbers in a white bowl

During the summer months, I make this easy side dish about once a week.  It is so simple and so good!  These cucumbers are cool and crunchy with tons of flavor.  They make a great side dish for a BBQ or potluck.

How To Make Vinegar Cucumbers

  • Peel and slice 2 cucumbers.

peeled cucumber being sliced with a large knife

  • Add vinegar, warm water, sugar, salt, and pepper to a bowl.
  • Whisk together.

glass bowl with vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pepper being whisked together

  • Add the cucumbers to the vinegar.
  • Marinate for at least an hour.

sliced cucumbers being marinated in vinegar in a glass bowl

  • Drain the liquid off the cucumbers.
  • Serve cold.

draining marinated cucumbers in a metal strainer

Try these other easy side dish recipes:

white bowl full of peeled, sliced, marinated cucumbers

Make Ahead

You can start marinating these cucumbers in the vinegar mixture for up to a day ahead of time.  Any longer than that and they won’t be as crunchy.


Store any leftover cucumbers in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.  However, after about a day they start to lose some of their crunch.

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peeled, sliced, vinegar marinated cucumbers in a white bowl

Easy Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers Recipe

5 from 14 votes
Vinegar Marinated Cucumbers is one of the easiest side dishes ever.  These cucumbers are sweet, tangy, and crunchy.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Marinate Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 10 minutes


Servings 6 servings
Calories 35 kcal


  • 2 medium to large cucumbers
  • 1/3 cup white vinegar
  • 1/3 cup warm water
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Peel and thinly slice the cucumbers. Discard the ends.
  • In a large bowl, add the vinegar, water, sugar, salt, and pepper. Whisk until the sugar is dissolved.
  • And the cucumbers the bowl. Stir well until all of the cucumbers have been coated in liquid.
  • Cover the bowl. Refrigerate for a minimum of 1 hour and up to 1 day.
  • Drain the liquid from the cucumbers. Serve cold.


Serving: 1/6th of the recipe | Calories: 35kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Sodium: 194mg | Potassium: 1mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 1mg | Iron: 1mg
Course Side Dish
Keyword how to make cucumber salad, how to marinate cucumbers, vinegar cucumber recipe
Cuisine American
Author Amanda Finks
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  1. 5 stars
    My mother used to make these all the time when I was growing up and it’s funny. I see this recipe today when two hours ago I made some of these. So refreshing and tasty your recipe rocks.

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About Amanda Finks

I’m a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Zionsville, IN. I’m an avid cook, travel nerd, & lover of good food! I’m trained in Food Science & recipe development. It’s my mission to bring you the BEST recipes your whole family will love!

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