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Vintage Cucumber Recipes • Family and Farming

Vintage Cucumber Recipes

Hooo Doggy! Our cucumber plants are producing!

I have three different recipes that will appeal to many different tastes. While going through my collection of vintage cookbooks, I discovered there aren’t that many cucumber recipes, but many recipes for cookies and cake. Note to you all, cucumbers do not taste like cake…

Our go-to recipe for cucumbers is Grandma’s Cucumbers, a recipe I shared a while ago. It’s simple and has few calories. But some of you may want a bit more variety in your lives. So here we go!

Cucumber Dill Mayonaise Recipe


Cucumber Dill Mayonnaise

Cucumber Dill Mayonnaise is VERY versatile! This recipe is from the Farm Journal Country Cookbook, published in 1972,  available on Amazon. It’s recommended for fish, but could be also be used as a Cucumber Dill Dip or Spread for sandwiches, vegetable dip or as a chip dip.

Tools You’ll Need: 

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Spoons/Cups
  • Knife to cut/chop cucumbers
  • Food grater (optional)


  • ½ C mayonnaise
  • ½ t dill weed
  • 1 t lemon juice
  • 1 T chopped onion
  • Good sprinkle of salt & pepper
  • 1 large cucumber peeled & chopped or grated

Directions:  Peel and chop cucumber. Squeeze and blot any extra moisture. Mix the dip ingredients well. Fold in cucumber. Chill well. Use for fish, sandwiches, a vegetable dip and chip dip.

Cooking Notes:  This recipe is very straightforward. If you have fresh dill instead of dry, you should use 1 t. If you like dill flavor, use more.

Cucumber Sour Cream Salad Recipe


Cucumber Sour Cream Salad

This recipe is also in the Farm Journal Country Cookbook and is worth trying, especially if you like the taste of sour cream. It’s recommended as a side with fried chicken or fried fish. This recipe makes a large amount.

Tools You’ll Need: 

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Spoons/Cups
  • Knife to cut/chop cucumbers


  • 1 T sugar
  • 1½ t salt
  • 1 C sour cream
  • 3 T onion, minced
  • 2 T vinegar or lemon juice
  • 6 medium cucumber peeled & sliced

Directions:  Blend sugar, salt, sour cream, onion & vinegar. Stir in sliced cucumbers. Chill well. Can be served in lettuce cups for flair!

Cooking Notes: You can add 1 t of dill or to taste. Omit sugar if you like a tart salad.

Creamy Cucumbers and Onion Recipe


Creamy Cukes and Onion

In case you didn’t know, “Cukes” is short for cucumbers. This recipe is from the Storm Lake, Iowa United Methodist Church cookbook, published in 1990. It is not available to purchase online. It’s a recipe that I know has been around since the 1950’s. With a juxtaposition of the tang of the mayonnaise and the sweetness of sugar, this salad should make your dinner crowd happy.

Tools You’ll Need: 

  • Bowl
  • Spoon
  • Measuring Spoons/Cups
  • Knife to cut/chop cucumbers


  • 4 cucumbers, peeled, and sliced
  • 1 onion, sliced, separated into rings
  • 1 C. mayonnaise
  • ½ C sugar (can use less)
  • 4 T white vinegar
  • ¼ t salt

Directions:  Peel and slice cucumber. Add onion slices. Mix the dressing ingredients well. Fold into cucumber/onions. Chill in refrigerator at least 2 hours.

Cooking Notes:  If you like dill, you can add to taste.

Be Blessed!

Love to hear what you think!