Cucumber salad "Winter King" for the winter

Cucumber salad

Salad of pickled cucumbers and onion with dill is able to decorate any table, and it is almost always eaten first. For this reason, the mistress gave him the name “Winter King”. Despite such a high title, cooking this salad is easy, it is inexpensive, especially since you can use substandard vegetables to make it. Therefore, the salad of cucumbers “Winter King” is prepared for winter by many housewives.

Cooking Features

If we take into account some features of cooking cucumber salad for the winter, it will be royally tasty and will last the whole winter in the closet without spoiling.

  • After washing the cucumbers, soak them for a couple of hours in cold water, and then wash them again. This will better remove any contamination and, accordingly, increase the safety of the finished dish. This is especially true in cases where the choice falls on the recipe for raw salad, that is, does not require cooking. In addition, soaking reanimated cucumbers, if they began to wilt, - restoring their crispness and elasticity.
  • Do not exceed the recommended soaking time for cucumbers, as otherwise they will begin to sour, which will adversely affect the taste and preservation of the snack.
  • Carefully sterilize preserved jars, as the Winter King salad is prepared without sterilization. Lids, which are planning to close the snack, boil.

Recipes for cucumber salad with onion and dill look similar, but in fact the taste of the appetizer prepared for them will be completely different. If you are not too lazy, you can prepare a salad according to different recipes in order to compare the taste in winter and decide for yourself which one more deserves the royal title more than others.

Classic recipe for cucumber salad “Winter King”


  • cucumbers of any size - 5 kg;
  • onions - 1 kg;
  • fresh dill - 0, 3 kg;
  • vegetable oil - 0.5 l;
  • table vinegar (9 percent) - 0, 12 l;
  • sugar - 100 g;
  • salt - 40 g;
  • black ground pepper - 5 g;
  • bay leaf (optional) - 5 pcs.

Method of preparation:

  • Prepare the cucumbers by rinsing them well, cutting off the damaged areas.
  • Cut cucumbers small in size into circles, larger specimens into semicircles, first cut them in half lengthwise, then chop them into thin slices across.
  • Peel the onions, cut them in half and finely chop them, divide them into half rings. This is not a pleasant activity, but it is impossible to reduce the amount of onion indicated in the recipe - without it, the salad will not be as tasty as it should be.
  • Rinse, dry the fresh dill, finely chop it.
  • Mix cucumber slices with onion half rings and chopped dill. Pour the vegetables with oil and vinegar, salt, pepper, add sugar. Mix everything thoroughly, cover and leave for half an hour. It is better to mix immediately in a container in which the salad will be prepared further (heat treatment is required). It is important that this container is not aluminum, as it releases toxic substances upon oxidation. Most housewives use enameled pans or made from stainless steel.
  • When the time mentioned above has passed, put the saucepan with the salad on the stove and cook the snack on a quiet fire until the cucumbers change color.
  • At the time the salad is infused and brewed, prepare 6 liter cans by washing them with soda and sterilizing them.
  • Spread hot salad over prepared cans, roll them up.
  • Put the jars on the lids, wrap them with a thick cloth, better even with a blanket: the slower the salad cools, the better it will be preserved.
  • When the salad has cooled, you can put it in the pantry for the winter period - it does not require special storage conditions.

Cooked for the winter according to the classic recipe “Winter King” - a ready snack. Before serving, it is only necessary to put it out of the can.

Raw Winter Cucumber Salad


  • cucumbers - 3 kg;
  • onions - 0, 25 kg;
  • garlic - 0, 25 kg;
  • salt - 120 g;
  • black ground pepper - 5 g;
  • Table vinegar (9 percent) - 100 ml.

Method of preparation:

  • Wash the cucumbers and cut them into circles, if they are too large, you can cut them into semi-circles.
  • Thin half rings cut the peeled onions.
  • Peel the garlic and pass the cloves through the press.
  • Mix vegetables.
  • Prepare a dressing from vinegar, salt and pepper by mixing all the indicated ingredients.
  • Fill the salad and put the pot with it in the fridge or in a cool room for 10-12 hours.
  • Sterilize the jars and place the salad in them.
  • Pour marinade remaining in the pan.
  • Roll up the cans tightly.

It is better to keep such a salad in a cool place, as the vegetables in it did not undergo heat treatment. For better preservation of this snack, you can add a tablespoon of vegetable oil to each jar before seaming.

Winter King Cucumber Salad with Garlic and Mustard


  • cucumbers - 4 kg;
  • onions - 1, 5 kg;
  • garlic - 1 head;
  • mustard seeds - 5 g;
  • sugar - 0, 2 kg;
  • salt - 40 g;
  • dill - 100 g;
  • table vinegar (9 percent) - 120 ml .;
  • vegetable oil - 0, 25 l.

Method of preparation:

  • Cut the washed cucumbers in semicircles.
  • Peel the onions and cut into half rings.
  • Crush garlic cloves with a press.
  • Wash the dill and chop finely.
  • Mix vegetables, salt, add sugar, mustard seeds, pour oil and mix well.
  • Leave to infuse for an hour, then heat over low heat until boiling.
  • Pour in the vinegar, stir and stew for 5 minutes.
  • Spread out on sterilized banks.
  • Cork the jars, turn them over and roll them up.
  • After 24 hours, remove for the winter.

The salad prepared according to this recipe will appeal to lovers of savory snacks. Store it at room temperature.

Salad "Winter King" is prepared from a minimum set of products. Its cost is not at all high, but it is not a shame to put such a snack even on a festive table. Guests will be delighted with the fresh aroma of cucumbers and dill, which seem to be most recently collected from the garden.

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