We developed this mid-summer salad to use an overabundance of fresh cucumbers, tomatoes, and celery. This recipe makes more dressing than you need for the salad, but it will keep almost forever in the refrigerator.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
40 mins
cook:
10 mins
additional:
1 hr
total:
1 hr 50 mins
Servings:
10
Yield:
10 servings
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Ingredients

10
Original recipe yields 10 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Place water and dill seed in a small saucepan and bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 10 minutes. Whisk in honey and salad dressing mix, then pour mixture into a large bowl. Whisk in mayonnaise, buttermilk, milk, and vinegar until smooth.

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  • Place cucumbers, tomatoes, celery, onion, garlic, and salt into a separate bowl, and pour half of the dressing onto the vegetables; toss well. Cover, and refrigerate salad for at least 1 hour. Cover and refrigerate remaining dressing for future use.

Nutrition Facts

373 calories; protein 3.4g; carbohydrates 11.3g; fat 36.1g; cholesterol 20.3mg; sodium 609mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (10)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
We grow a garden every summer and can't wait to try this with fresh veggies.It's a definite keeper. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
05/11/2009
Oh no! Don't know what happened but this did NOT work. Are you sure that it is 1/3 cup of water to simmer the dill seed in? The water kept evaporating in the pan before the seeds had simmered for 10 minutes. Then I added the honey and dry buttermilk mix and ended up with globs of honey/seed/seasoning that would NOT whisk into the rest of the dressing mixture. UGH - this after I made a special trip to the grocery for dill SEED vs. dill WEED. Read More
(17)
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 1 stars
05/11/2009
Oh no! Don't know what happened but this did NOT work. Are you sure that it is 1/3 cup of water to simmer the dill seed in? The water kept evaporating in the pan before the seeds had simmered for 10 minutes. Then I added the honey and dry buttermilk mix and ended up with globs of honey/seed/seasoning that would NOT whisk into the rest of the dressing mixture. UGH - this after I made a special trip to the grocery for dill SEED vs. dill WEED. Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2010
We grow a garden every summer and can't wait to try this with fresh veggies.It's a definite keeper. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2009
I used skim milk in place of buttlermilk. And dill weed instead of running to the store for dill seed. My 9 yr old can't get enough of these cucumbers...and she puts them on her salad!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2009
Try using a bit more water (1/3-1/2 cup) and put a lid on the small pot while it simmers. Will keep most of the liquid and flavor that way. Let it cool sightly before adding the remaining ingredients. Read More
(8)
Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2009
This was the perfect compliment to our summer BBQ meal. It had a mild lovely flavor that calmed spicy sausages really nicely. Everyone loved it. I didn't read it clearly and forgot the mayo so I used a bottle of light buttermilk ranch dressing with the honey and the dill and it came out fantastic. Thanks for the great recipe! Read More
(8)
Rating: 3 stars
06/03/2009
luv2cook is right- the water with dill seed evaporated and maybe scorched it. My husband thought I put Caraway seed in the dressing. It is a great combination of summer veggies...just need a different dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/05/2009
I tried this recipe and after the first bite I took I couldn't wait to take more. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/18/2008
I tried this recipe for supper one night it was sooooooooooo good!!!!!!! Read More
(4)
Rating: 5 stars
08/16/2011
This was absolutely wonderful. I halved it for just the two of us. Did keep the 1/3 c. water though and just really kept checking the dill seed carefully. Only had cider vinegar but that was the only change. Very very nice taste. Husband always makes a cucumber salad that is quick and easy with just bottled raspberry lite vinaigrette which is great too. Was just looking for a little change and this did not disappoint. Thank you! Read More
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