4. It May Aid in Weight Loss

Cucumbers are low in calories, high in water, and can be used as a low-calorie topping for many dishes. All of these may aid in weight loss.

5. It May Lower Blood Sugar

Several animal and test-tube studies have found that cucumbers may help and reduce blood sugar levels and prevent some complications of diabetes, although additional research is needed.

6. It Could Promote Regularity

Cucumbers contain a good amount of fiber and water, both of which may help prevent constipation and increase regularity.

7. Easy to Add to Your Diet

Mild with a distinctly crisp and refreshing flavor, cucumbers are commonly enjoyed fresh or pickled in everything from salads to sandwiches.

Cucumbers are also often eaten raw as a low-calorie snack or can be paired with hummus, olive oil, salt, cream cheese, or salad dressing to add a bit more flavor.

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How long will the cucumber salad stay fresh for once prepared?

For cookouts, I often double the recipe because some people can not get enough of it. Plus it is always better to have too much of something than not enough. (This was the saying my grandmother always said). When my grandmother cooked there were always leftovers which are always great to take for lunch during the week.

Grandma’s Cucumber salad once prepared will only last up to 3 days in the fridge before it starts to turn. So eat up and enjoy!

I hope you enjoy and please let me know what you think down below in the comments.

Grandmas cucumber salad

Grandma's Cucumber Salad

Cucumber salad is a refreshing and light side dish that's perfect for warm weather. Serve the cucumber salad as a refreshing side dish alongside grilled meats, sandwiches, or as a part of a summer picnic spread. It's best enjoyed chilled.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Fridge Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Serving


  • 4 Large Cucumber
  • 1 Onion
  • 1 tbsp Dried Dill
  • 1 c Sugar
  • ½ c White Vinegar
  • ½ c Water


  • In a larger serving bowl, combine thinly sliced cucumbers, onions, and dill.
  • Add sugar, vinegar, and water. (You can add salt if needed)
  • Stir till the sugar is completely dissolved.
  • Refrigerate for at least 2-hours before serving.


It will only last a few days after making so eat up and enjoy! 
Keyword Cucumber salad, cucumbers
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About Ashley Havecker

My name is Ashley Havecker. I'm a self-taught cook with decades of experience. It's a bonding experience when family and friends can gather together for a meal. This simple yet powerful bonding is why I’ve built Saving Mealtime to make mealtime more convenient and a precious time of day.

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