Amish Cucumber Salad, or, as in grandmas cookbook, a very simple way to make effortless overnight pickles! Here’s a quickie recipe that can be thrown together in about 10 minutes, but makes the absolute BEST overnight pickles you’ve probably ever tasted.
This one is delicious and easily varied. Add a bit of finely chopped celery for crunch or a few thinly sliced green onions in place of one of the Vidalia onions. A bit of red bell pepper cut into small diced pieces adds a touch of visual appeal.
Amish Cucumber Salad
1 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup granulated sugar (more if you prefer sweeter)
1 cup HOT water
3 cups sliced cucumber
1 teaspoon celery seed
3 small Vidalia onions, thinly sliced
1 teaspoon salt
In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine sugar, water, salt, and vinegar over medium heat until sugar is fully dissolved. Add the celery seed, stirring. Remove from heat.
Layer the cucumber slices and onions in a large jar, container or bowl. Generally speaking, we prefer to use a mason jar for this.
Pour the hot mixture over cucumber and onions, seal and refrigerate overnight for the flavors to have time to fully incorporate. This awesome Amish cucumber salad makes a great side dish with grilled meats.