Creamy Cucumbers with Miracle Whip

Our family LOVES these creamy cucumbers. Yes, you read that right. Extremely simple recipe! Only three ingredients. Simple cucumber recipe.

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Creamy Cucumbers with Miracle Whip
Creamed Cucumbers with Miracle Whip

Cucumbers can be a Delicious Salad, Side Dish, or Snack

Tonight, I came home from work late and I stopped at the store before coming home. It is spring here and that means it is time for summer type food. I saw the English cucumbers and just had to get some. My daughter chose cucumbers over pizza tonight…we haven’t had these for a few months now. What a treat.

Cucumbers are high in water and low in calories, fat, cholesterol, and sodium.
Pole-Cucumber
Pole-Cucumber

Pole Cucumbers versus English Cucumbers

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Pole Cucumbers are often found year-round in our local grocery stores. While I have used these in many recipes and salads, they are not my first choice. Why? Because these are waxy, thick-skinned, extra watery, and a little bitter. I find that if I don’t remove the outer skin, their bitterness can take over a recipe. However, when the skin is removed, then they are a bit bland. Therefore, they are not my first choice. I will get them if there is nothing else or they are the freshest cucumber in the store. Often those cucumbers I will peel, cut in half, and cut out the seeds as I think the seeds are too big for my preference. On the other hand, if there are fresh English cucumbers near by, I grab those instead.

English-Cucumber
English-Cucumber

Why Do I Like English Cucumbers?

English Cucumbers; I just happen to like them better because they have a thinner skin, smaller seeds, and are a bit crunchier than the Pole Cucumber. There is also like the uniformity of the cucumber. The English cucumber has a thin layer of plastic to protect it. I believe that is to protect it a bit more because the skin is a bit thin. Sometimes I peel them and other times, I do not peel the cukes. This cucumber is less bitter; therefore, they are perfect for salads or this delicious recipe.

Why Miracle Whip?

Well, I must admit, I do not like creamed cucumbers with dill, or vinegar, or cream, or milk. I am sorry if I have offended someone. It is just my taste buds talking. So, I made this recipe many years ago and it has become a family favorite.

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These creamy cucumbers with Miracle Whip can be done in a snap and are great for an appetizer, side dish, salad, potluck. They do last about 1 day in the refrigerator. I am not sure beyond that as they just do not last in my house that long. My personal preference is to have cherry tomatoes with my creamy cucumbers. The rest of the family does not, but I do. So, I show in the picture how I eat mine with the cherry tomatoes on the side.

If you enjoy this simple recipe, then give this delicious homemade creamy salad dressing that my grandmother made for us as children.

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Creamy cucumbers that are extremely easy to make. They taste so good, we eat them by the bowl full.
Creamy Cucumbers with Miracle Whip
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber, recipe, salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 3 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Cuisine American
Keyword cucumber, recipe, salad
Prep Time 5 minutes
Passive Time 3 minutes
Servings
people
Ingredients
Creamy Cucumbers with Miracle Whip
Instructions
  1. The English cucumbers come in the shrink wrap plastic. Remove the plastic and peel the green skin. I think if you don't remove the skin, it gives the cucumbers a little bit of a bitter taste. You could certainly leave the skins on, then I would wash and dry off the cucumbers before slicing.
  2. Slice the cucumbers thinly. If some of the slices seem kind of big, you can cut them in half as well to make it easier to eat.
  3. Add the Miracle Whip and Sugar. Stir.
    Sliced Cucumbers with Miracle Whip and Sugar
  4. Let sit about 3 minutes for the sugar to dissolve. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Variation: I think you could actually add onions, green peppers, or another type of vegetable that you like. 

Creamed Cucumbers with Miracle Whip
Creamed Cucumbers with Miracle Whip

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4 thoughts on “Creamy Cucumbers with Miracle Whip”

    1. Thank you. I can eat a whole cucumber with this sauce. I do love to have the cherry tomatoes with it too. Sometimes, when tomatoes are in season from the garden, I will cut up a beef steak tomato and add that to the cucumber and sauce. Enjoy!

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