Adrienne's Cucumber Salad Recipe
This cool cucumber salad marinated in a sweet vinegar dill dressing makes a tasty and refreshing side dish.
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HELPFUL TIPS AFTER MAKING THIS SEVERAL TIMES: These tips are just a reminder for my old age what I did after so many test trials. The person who recommended using an english cucumber hit the key!! We wondered what was different about our recipe than the person we were trying to copy and that was it!! BUT... normal cucumbers also taste great, I just could tell a difference. Then the person who said for 1 cucumber, 1/2C white vinegar, 1/4C sugar, 1/4C water, sprinkle salt lightly after you've sliced them, and then 1/2t dill got it right! With 4 large cucumbers,, I'd definitely double the liquids or there would not be enough liquid to soak this all up. I always omit the onions! I think you have to kind of know what you're about to make to really appreciate this recipe b/c before I had this... this would have tasted and looked gross on paper. I knew what I was looking for, so there were no surprises. It's our favorite! ...or at least my husband's. It's my favorite just b/c he thinks I'm the best now th
Cucumbers add crunch and refreshing flavor to all sorts of salads.
Excellent! Did not change a thing in the recipe. I did, however, score the sides of the cucumber with a fork before slicing to give it a fancy look. I do not use this as a salad, I serve them as you would pickles. Often times I add other vegetables such as peppers or even green tomatoes. When my vegetable garden is growing, there is always a covered bowl of "Adrienne's Cucumber Salad" in my fridge.
One word- DELICIOUS! What a wonderful side salad for a grilled steak dinner. I prepared this dish a day in advance to let the cucumbers soak in all the "good stuff". I threw in a handful of sliced roma tomatoes as well and wow! Definitely recommend this cucumber salad- it was just the recipe I was looking for. I remember having this as a young child and was only fortunate enough to enjoy it if I could beat my sisters to the fridge!
Followed recipe exactly & got a wonderful cucumber salad that the family enjoyed.