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Twisted Sister’s Creamy Cucumber Salad

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“When I arrived in Iceland, this was my DH’s 1st food request & I went thru a lot of RZ cucumber salad recipes to be sure it wasn’t a duplicate. Siggi & my sister named this because it was original w/me & because of my twissis internet identity. For best results, don’t make this a dy ahead, but do allow at least 2 hrs for the flavors to blend & the “cream” to develop from the finished ingredient mix. I promise you’ll like this. (Stated time does not include refrigeration time)”
READY IN:
20mins
SERVES:
8
YIELD:
8 cups
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Peel & slice cucumbers in 1/2 in thick slices. Then half ea slice & transfer all slices to a lrg mixing bowl (See note).
  2. Roughly dice red onion & add to the bowl.
  3. Quarter tomatoes, remove seeds, rough dice the tomato “meat” & add to the bowl.
  4. Thinly slice 1/2 green pepper, cut slices in 1 in strips & add to the bowl.
  5. Toss prepared “veggies” to achieve a good distributional mix.
  6. Add last 6 ingredients to bowl, mix well & refrigerate at least 2 hrs (stirring at least once to redistribute ingredients).
  7. Notes: The cucumber cut is esp important. If thinly sliced, most cucumbers wilt & do not retain their crunch. -- When all ingredients have been combined, the mixture will appear dry & lack a creamy texture or appearance. DO NOT PANIC – that will begin to change almost immediately.
  8. Note added 7/24/06: In response to reviewer comments, the amt of salt has been reduced by half. If you reduce further, you will likely lose any salt component in the mix.

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