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Buttermilk Ranch Cucumber Onion Salad. Fresh sliced cucumbers, sweet onions and fresh dill with Buttermilk Ranch dressing. A cool and creamy Southern summer staple.
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Buttermilk Ranch Cucumber Onion Salad

Cool and creamy Buttermilk Ranch Cucumber Onion Salad hits the spot and offers variation in our cucumber eating life. It's a cool and creamy Southern summer staple.  Oil and vinegar marinated cucumbers and onions are a popular side dish, too.


  • 2 pounds Kirby cucumbers approximately 4
  • 1 tablespoon kosher salt
  • 2 medium sweet onions thinly sliced (use Vidalia if you can get them)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • Buttermilk Ranch dressing


  • Peel cucumbers, if desired. I partially peeled and left on strips of the peel for color. Thinly slice the cukes and place in a colander in the sink or over a large bowl. Sprinkle kosher salt over cucumbers and toss well. Let them drain at room temperature for one hour.
  • Layer half of cucumbers in a large bowl. Top with half the onions, dill and sugar. Repeat with remaining cukes, onions, dill and sugar.
  • Pour Buttermilk Ranch dressing over cucumber mixture. Cover and store in refrigerator for at least two hours or until completely chilled. Toss before serving.
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