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Dad's Creamy Cucumber Salad

Rated as 4.56 out of 5 Stars

"This was my Dad's recipe and one of our family's all-time summer favorites."
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Ingredients

3 h 10 m servings 320 cals
Original recipe yields 8 servings

Directions

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  1. Mix cucumbers, sweet onion, and sea salt together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes.
  2. Turn cucumber mixture into a colander set over a bowl or in a sink; let drain, stirring occasionally, until most of the liquid has drained, about 30 minutes more. Transfer drained cucumber mixture to a large bowl.
  3. Stir mayonnaise, vinegar, sugar, dill, garlic powder, and black pepper together in a bowl with a whisk until smooth; pour over the cucumber mixture and stir to coat vegetables with the dressing.
  4. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can add some more mayonnaise if the sauce is too runny for your liking.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 320 calories; 32.9 g fat; 6.9 g carbohydrates; 1.1 g protein; 16 mg cholesterol; 897 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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This cucumber salad is very tasty! I salt my cucumbers for a bit and then drain them. You always have to drain the liquid off the cucumbers. The salt is what makes the cucumbers soft and salt...

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I'm sorry, I followed the recipe exact. After I covered the salad with plastic wrap and let it sit, I came back and the bowl was filled with liquid. The salt had continued to pull liquid from th...

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I'm sorry, I followed the recipe exact. After I covered the salad with plastic wrap and let it sit, I came back and the bowl was filled with liquid. The salt had continued to pull liquid from th...

This cucumber salad is very tasty! I salt my cucumbers for a bit and then drain them. You always have to drain the liquid off the cucumbers. The salt is what makes the cucumbers soft and salt...

I'm the person who submitted this recipe and I appreciate all the feedback, both positive and negative. I use the largest cukes I can find and use the full tablespoon of sea salt because "water ...

Don't forget to drain the cucumbers! I used cucumbers from our garden. Follow the steps EXACTLY, especially the draining part. I put mine in a salad spinner, which automatically caused a sepa...

As a kid growing up, my mom used to make a recipe similar to this. I knew the basic ingredients, but not the measurements. I am so glad I found this recipe. I didn't want to wait for the cucu...

I suggest reducing salt and sugar.

Wonderful! You must drain the cucumbers!

I made this last night as a side to my barbecue. I only put in 1 cup mayonnaise and that was way too much.. I also added a touch cayenne pepper, a.touch white wine, fresh dill, and fresh squee...

This is such a creamy and delicious salad. I didn't have dill weed and it is still perfectly flavored. I will be picking up Dill for the next time but it is fantastic without it too.