A basic recipe for sweet cucumber dressing calls for 3/4 cup of cider vinegar, 1/4 cup of red wine vinegar, 1/2 cup of granulated sugar, 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/3 teaspoon of black pepper. The ingredient should be whisked until thoroughly blended. Serve the dressing over pickling cucumbers.
Another version of sweet cucumber dressing calls for 1/4 cup of sugar, 2 tablespoons of water, 2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons of lime juice, 1 thinly sliced green onion and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. The ingredients should be whisked together in a small bowl until the sugar is completely dissolved. The recipe suggests quartering cucumbers and sprinkling the quarters with fresh, chopped cilantro before drizzling the dressing on top.
One variation of the dressing increases the sour for a sweet and sour affect. This recipe calls for 1/4 cup of white vinegar and only 2 tablespoons of sugar. Whisked with those two ingredients are 1/2 teaspoon of garlic powder, 1/4 cup of oil and salt to taste. This dressing goes well over a mixture of cucumbers and onion.
Another recipe spices the dressing with Thai sweet chili sauce. In this recipe, the ingredients are 2 tablespoons of rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons of Thai sweet chili sauce, 1 tablespoon of sesame oil, 1/4 teaspoon of white sugar, 1/4 teaspoon of granulated garlic and a pinch of salt. The ingredients should be mixed and poured over the cucumbers before chilling for at least an hour.