This is a light and refreshing southern style pickled cucumber and onion salad with dill, chiles and mango. 

Pickled Cucumber and Onion Salad

Pickled Cucumber and Onion Salad

This is the perfect salad for barbecues, picnics or to complement your favorite fish recipe. It’s really, really yummy and so clean!

I’m putting a twist on the classic southern version of cucumber and onion salad by adding some fresh dill, sweet slices of mango and hot chiles.

That’s a lot of flavor you think? Yes indeed! In fact, there is so much flavor tossed into this pickled cucumber and onion salad that you don’t even need to dress it!

Just a light and tangy salad to enjoy on its own or together with your favorite protein – absolutely lovely!

Pickled Cucumber and Onion Salad

Cucumber and onion salad is a staple dish served in most southern households and it’s easy to see why:

The tanginess of the salad seems to natural pair with grilled meats and seafood and is superbly refreshing – especially on those really hot and humid days.

Since I’ve created my own version of pickled cucumber and onion salad I have been wanting to try it with barbecued crawfish. See what I mean? You make this pickled cucumber and onion salad and your mind will automatically think southern food.

Pickled Cucumber and Onion Salad

The steps for this cucumber and onion salad are very simple: marinade the cucumber and sliced onions in vinegar, garlic, sugar and salt for an hour and drain. Put all the ingredients together and you’ve got yourself one tasty salad!

Here are some dishes I like serving this pickled cucumber and onion salad: tuna steak with quick tomato relish, Japanese style baby back ribs, fall off the bone pork ribs or Vietnamese beef meatballs.

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Pickled Cucumber and Onion Salad

This is a light and refreshing southern style pickled cucumber and onion salad with dill, chiles and mango.

  • Author: Caroline Phelps
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sides 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American
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Ingredients

  • 1 English cucumber (sliced into thin rounds)
  • 1 cup onion (finely sliced)
  • 1 mango (peeled, cored and sliced into bite size pieces)
  • 2 tsp dill (chopped)
  • 1 chile or jalapeno pepper (finely chopped)
  • 1 clove garlic (minced)
  • 1/2 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • black pepper
  • 3 cups arugula or baby spinach

Instructions

  1. Put cucumber and onion slices in a large bowl.
  2. Combine vinegar, water, sugar, salt and garlic, and stir well until sugar and salt are melted. Pour over cucumber and onion slices and marinate for an hour. Drain liquid.
  3. Making the salad: Put arugula or baby spinach on a plate. Add cucumber and onion slices, mango and top with chopped dill and chiles. Season with plenty of black pepper and serve immediately.

Keywords: recipe, side dish, appetizer, vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free

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