Cucumber salad

August 19, 2016
0 Ratings
  • Serves 4
Author Notes

Refreshing healthy summer salad. Goes well with baked fish. Low calorie and v. low carbs. Vegans, vegetarians and diabetics. —Frank

What You'll Need
  • 5 cucumbers
  • 4 tablespoons cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons dill weed
  • 1 pinch generous, brown sugar (stevia for diabetics)
  • 1/2 onion, red, chopped
  • salt
  • (freshly ground) black pepper
  1. Finely chop half an onion, preferably a red one. Add to your salad bowl.
  2. Peel and grate 5 cucumbers. Add to your salad bowl, covering the onions.
  3. Sprinkle some salt over the top, no more than half a teaspoon. Let it rest in the fridge. This will dehydrate the cucumbers a bit and lend the salad all the salt it needs.
  4. After ca. 30 minutes, using one hand to keep the cucumber/onion from slipping out of the salad bowl, pour off the liquid. You can press the mixture a bit to squeeze out more of the watery liquid.
  5. Season the salad with the dill weed, the sugar and black pepper to taste and finish off by adding the vinegar and olive oil. Toss and let settle for another 10-15 minutes.
  6. Toss again and serve. Good with baked fish, fried fish or barbequed foods.

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5 Reviews

Kathryn M. August 31, 2016
jph that's the ticket!
jph August 24, 2016
Ha! No tomatoes, but what a deal...I get not one but two fine-sounding recipes for cucumbers...thank you panther and kmc'm! Actually the contest format isn't so bad...I have found some delightful recipes from home cooks here that I've incorporated into my meal rotations that otherwise I would never have known about. I don't participate much, but I did enjoy posting a handful of recipes "just because..."
Kathryn M. August 21, 2016
Good job on the cucumbers, though. I love to pare them, score the entire exterior vertically with a fork, slice them thinly on a mandolin, place in bowl and salt to sweat out excess water for awhile in the fridge, drain but don't rinse, return to bowl and add lots of plain fresh full fat yogurt, lots of fresh ground black pepper, and lots of fresh snipped chives. So refreshing eating this cold, creamy, peppery, chivey, wet and wilted cucumber salad!
Frank August 20, 2016
Well, it just might not win then.
But since this silly competition stuff seems to be mandatory round here ...
sexyLAMBCHOPx August 20, 2016
This recipe was entered into the "Your Best Fresh Tomato Showstopper" contest but has no tomatoes! : )