My mother used to make this all the time and it's also Brian's favorite. Actually, I've never met anyone that didn't like cucumber salad. I'm sure there are some variations to the basic recipe but this one is our house standard and always a hit.
1 Large cucumber, sliced thin
1/4 Red onion, sliced thin
6 Tablespoons vinegar *
1 Tablespoon sugar
Handful of fresh dill, chopped
Salt & pepper to taste
* My mother always used plain white distilled vinegar but that can be a bit harsh and require more sugar to balance out. The white will do in a pinch but I've found that apple cider or champagne vinegar creates a smoother flavor.
Combine all the ingredients and allow to sit, refrigerated, for about an hour. Makes 2 servings.