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Cucumbers in Mayo and Dill

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“Based on a recipe my mom served - which was probably based on the Greek tzatziki. Wonderful for warm weather meals.”
READY IN:
15mins
SERVES:
6-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. WASH the cukes and score lengthwise with a fork. If you detest cukeskin, then by all means peel them.
  2. SLICE the cucumbers into thin rounds, place them in a bowl, and salt generously. Let the cukes rest for a few minutes. (If you're in a hurry, you don't have to wait very long: Just be sure to use less salt.).
  3. SEASON the salad: When you're ready, pour off the liquid and mix in the mayo, dill, garlic, and pepper.
  4. ~~Notes~~.
  5. Let the salted cucumbers rest for at least 10 minutes to draw out bitterness - longer you have time or are multitasking. If it's going to be a while before you season the cukes, stick the bowl in the fridge.
  6. I use the feathery fronds from 5-6 stalks of dill and discard the stems, 'cause my family doesn't care for them. Chopped fresh parsley is nice in this salad, too.
  7. Timesaver: Use commercially prepared chopped garlic.

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