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Swedish Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Dill

Prep Time40 mins
Total Time40 mins
Servings: 4 -6
Author: Emily Clifton - Nerds with Knives


  • 1 small red onion thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup 120ml cider or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons 30ml water
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped
  • 5 small Persian cucumbers or 1 English cucumber, thinly sliced (300g, 12oz)


  • Boil 4 cups of water in a pot or kettle. Add red onions to a fine meshed sieve and place in the sink. Slowly pour the boiling water over the onions to soften them. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl, stir together vinegar, water, salt, sugar, and dill. Stir in the cucumbers and softened onions. Cover with plastic wrap, and let stand at room temperature for at least 30 minutes, or refrigerated up to a day.
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